So, according to my birth certificate, today is my birthday. And I’ve been doing a lot of thinking.
I’ve been freaking out (in case you couldn’t tell) about my upcoming move to California. (Less than two weeks, haven’t started packing…oy.)
I’m also still in job-search mode. I think it will be easier to do this once I’m out there, but I’m also a little downhearted that I won’t have anything set up for when I’m there.
I am, however, also going through the motions here. Let me explain: my friends are all Ohioans. My family all lives here. While I’m excited for the path that I am taking, and I’m excited for the new prospects that exist, I’m also incredibly, RIDICULOUSLY nervous. I don’t want to be.
In order to stave of further nervousness, I’m making a list of resolutions. Sounds funny, right? “You’re supposed to make resolutions at the beginning of the year, Kate,” my brain tells me. But I’m not a huge follower of the status quo, and so I’ve decided to make…. BIRTHDAY RESOLUTIONS. I know, I’ll give you a moment to take it all in.
Just some things on this list:
\\ Learning to love myself, with all of my flaws, and learning to recognize the greatness that exists within everyone. I’m not trying to get all woo-woo on you, but even I recognize that I’m not perfect. There are a few things that I’m not good at, though I desparately want to be. I’m still learning about what I am good at, and what direction I might want to go. I’m also in the process of realizing dreams. Dreams that I’ve had since I was ten. That’s a long time. This two-parter also makes me recognize that not everyone lives up to the high expectations that I’ve set for myself. And I have to know that that is okay. Not everyone is going to do what I think they should do. But they are going to do great things themselves. And that, love, is beautiful.
\\ Learning to respect my body. I’m above-average when it comes to the body-type department. I’m most definitely a Kapha type (with a bit of Pitta thrown in), and I’m becoming aware of what works for me, and what doesn’t. This requires a lot of work on my part, but in preparation for my move, I’m beginning to listen, and obey my body, instead of my body listening to what I think I know.
\\ Re-connecting. I get into spurts when I become enthusiastic about something, and this is something that I need to work on. The blogosphere, for example. I get into spurts where I’m consistently inspired by other bloggers (you guys are amazing, let me tell you), where I’m coming up with ideas for this space, for where I want to take it… and then it just drops off. I’m not sure if it’s a constant change in mindset, if I get distracted with what I’m doing in real life…. I don’t honestly know. But I’m thinking about it. I’m going to improve on it. And I’m going to re-connect with the blogosphere, little by little, so that the results last.
These are just a few things I’ve been thinking about, and have decided to make into resolutions. They apply not just to the aspects of life that I’ve described, but are things that help across the board. I’m hoping that they speak to you as well, and I would adore whatever feedback you could give me.
So what do you think? What’s your status on resolutions? Love them? Hate them? Indifferent? Do you use them? What are some of the resolutions you came up with? Let me know.