Anyone else feel that they are on a perpetual hamster wheel in their life? Going through the motions but not really getting anywhere?
In a rut?
Or do you feel like you are a supporting character in your own life?
Don’t get me wrong, I have a great life. I am married to the love of my life, have the best fur babies any fur mama can ask for, a house that feels like a home, and great family and friends. I can actually say that I enjoy my job most days and I have my health -which is definitely something money can’t buy.
But I want more.
My eyes are constantly on my phone and my head is in the clouds. I’m not really living.
I’m definitely drinking.
I’m not growing,
Or thriving. (Hmmm, may need to use this material for the next local amateur poetry jam night).
I need some inspiration from some folks who didn’t waste their time checking their iPhones or updating their Instagram/Facebook daily (yeah, yeah, I realize I just shared this post on Facebook).
Thanks for reading (and perhaps relating) to this blog.
What a beautiful weekend it has been! I had probably the most anti-social weekend I have had in a really long time AND I loved it! I have always considered myself an introvert but a social introvert. I love being social when I want to but I adore alone time. Who else feels this way? Isn’t it the best! Though I am starting to miss people after a few days in seclusion at the compound. You can only have so many conversations with your dogs, your cat, and the back of your husband’s head.
Hope everyone has a lovely week ahead filled with avoiding social interaction!
Motivation. We all need it AND we all lack it at times. I am in a very “lack”luster phase of my writing right now. A million ideas crop up in this brain of mine for future blogs and potential novels but yet I don’t type a single word. I am inspired every day, but not motivated. Why is that?!?! Hopeful that these words of wisdom will motivate me to just shut up and write!
Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday night and a motivational week ahead!
My birthday is next month and it is always a time for me to reflect about where my life is vs. where I want my life to be. One change I want to make is thinking more positive. To stop worrying about what is or what isn’t and have faith that everything will work out the way that it is meant to be. Positive thoughts attract positive results.
Being negative isn’t getting me anywhere.
Have a great rest of your Sunday (and Game of Thrones starts tonight…eeks)!
Just returned to the mainland after spending eight beautiful days in Hawaii for the first time (which I will blog about soon). My body is slowly recuperating from mai taing one on…and on…and on. My pocket book and liver are reeling from a week of absolute gluttony, but the one positive thing I am feeling is an appreciation for the island life.
A life more stripped down and simplistic. More easy and breezy where everyone moves at a much slower pace.
I think I brought back the best two souvenirs money can’t buy from Maui: a calmer state of mind and an appreciation for living in the moment.
Happy 2015 everyone!!!! I haven’t looked out the window yet, but I will be sorely disappointed if it doesn’t look anything like the 2015 featured in Back To The Future II.
Damn! Hate to spoil it for everyone but just stepped outside and there are no teens riding hoverboards in my neighborhood.
It is always so refreshing to start a new year. It is like taking a bath after you have accumulated 365 days worth of stench. January 1 we all wake up fresh as a daisy and ready to bring IT the next 365 days. I have lots of goals (both of the personal, professional and of course, frugoal variety).
I don’t want to lose a specific amount of weight. I WILL get healthier.
I don’t want life to happen to me in 2015. I WILL make life happen.
I don’t want to hit a certain number of blog hits or reach “X” amount of followers. I WILL continue writing and knowing that this blog fills my soul with nothing but pure happiness.
I don’t want to focus on the fact I won’t be out of debt in 2015. I WILL keep climbing out of debt a dollar at a time.
I don’t want to dwell on negative things from the past or negative thoughts about the future. I WILL experience life day by day and know that happiness is as simple as appreciation for the moment that you are in.
With all that sappiness laid out on the table what are your goals for this year?
Thanks for spending part of your new year with me!
Anyone else out there feel a little lost? I definitely feel like I am lacking some focus and direction in my life. The last time I felt this lost was over 10 years ago when my heart got broken for the very first time. After what felt like years (but in all actuality was only weeks) of feeling depressed and very alone, I stumbled into a book store which had some self-help (*shudder*) books about depression and rediscovering your child within. In one of many moments of weakness during that period of time, I bought it. And do you want to know something? Surprisingly, the book actually helped. After reading it, I realized that as children we just keep it simple. We play, we explore, we try everything and we most definitely live in the moment! There is nothing more confident and honest than the mind of a child.
Then life happens.
The child within us gets smaller and smaller and that child’s voice turns into merely a whisper.
Needless to say the book I bought a decade ago actually helped me rediscover what I loved doing as a kid and to live in the moment more. May need to dig that book back up again, dust it off and rediscover the child within.
Today is Thanksgiving! The holidays are officially in full swing and I am drinking my first beer before noon! Hell to the yes! So much to be grateful for this year: A lovely family, true blue friends, my furry babies and you guys!!! Your likes and comments on this blog make my day.
Wishing you a great day of family, food, and football (Go Hawks)!
Here are a few sayings that hit a note with me this holiday weekend:
As I am learning with age and experience some people are just never going to “get me” and there are some people who I will never “get”. Deep breathes into the next week to have more tolerance for those that I need to have more patience with.
Hope you all had a beautiful weekend! I did (minus the Seahawks getting schooled by San Diego).