It’s something that has been instilled in me from a very young age without me even being aware of it. For as far back as I can remember, I’ve been inundated with images of people meeting, falling in love, getting married, and living happily ever after. These subliminal messages were everywhere: on TV, in movies, at family get-togethers, at school; the message being: you will not be happy until you find someone to cling to like a barnacle on a whale for the rest of your life.
I’ve discovered a few things about myself over the past year (more on that in another post) and now I’m eager to actually start living my life according to what I’ve learned, which is why my theme word for 2016 is: live.
But besides having a pulse, how does one measure if they are living? It’ll be different for everyone but I’ve thought of a few ways that make sense for me:
Users, manipulators, liars, guilt-trippers, smooth talkers, and the emotionally unavailable – please stay far, far away from me!
I am so tired of my quiet, shy, trusting, naïve, and non-confrontational nature being used as a pass to walk all over me. TIRED!
It’s an inevitable question, one that we will all be asked countless times in our lifetime: What do you like to do?
I truly dread that question. My face takes on that deer in the headlight look, my palms get sweaty, and my brain races to find an answer, any answer because the truth is, I don’t know. I do not know what I like.
“MY MISSION IN LIFE IS NOT MERELY TO SURVIVE, BUT TO THRIVE; AND TO DO SO WITH SOME PASSION, SOME COMPASSION, SOME HUMOR, AND SOME STYLE” – MAYA ANGELOU
About two years ago, I remember feeling really fed up with the way my life was going. I felt as if I was a spectator in my own life, letting things happen instead of deciding what happened. I felt like a stunted tree that for lack of some vital component,