Perspective

April 4th… the last time I posted! What. The. Heck.

Ok, I really can’t get that upset about it. I have been busy. But I also haven’t been that busy. I’ve been going through a lot of stuff lately and I kind of checked out of a lot of things in my life. But I’m back.

To update everyone on the biggest piece of news in my life as of late, I got a new job! I’m now working at an IT Recruiting company called Jobspring Partners as their Marketing Specialist. What does that entail? A lot of Twitter and tech blogs. Also a lot of meetups and organization. It’s a lot of fun and definitely a great job to get my foot back into the marketing and public relations world. I’m really just trying to learn as much as I can and have fun with everything.

In addition to being crazy busy at work, I’m also trying to self-improve. I’ve spent a lot of time annoyed at frivolous things and a lot less grateful than I should be. I have an amazing life. I was going through a rough period for a while with a few relationships, including the relationship I have with myself, but I feel like I’m starting to get back on track with everything.

Sometimes you need to just take a step back, stop and re-evaluate.

That’s what I did. It wasn’t pretty what happened after. A mental smack in the face and I hit the ground running with a “goals” list. Mostly, I wanted to get back to my positive, go-getter self. So I made a list of things I want to accomplish including cooking more (when did I stop?!), exercising more, cleaning regularly, reading, blogging. I also made a list of the positives in my life. I made a list of things I was going to do to develop deeper relationships with the people in my life. I made a list of my flaws, and yet another list about how to cope with those “flaws.” My goal through all of this is to be more at peace with myself and happier. I’m already well on my way.

To go with my new life goals, I’m reading “The Happiness Project” stolen from my Mom. If you haven’t read it, it’s about a woman who spends a year doing things to improve her happiness. That’s the extreme basic premise of the book. The bigger point I think she is trying to make is that a lot of people lead really great lives but spend so much time getting caught up in the tiny, unimportant details. They get bogged down in their unhappiness when it should be the opposite. I’m only a few chapters in but have already taken so much away.

And to end, a quote by one of my favorite actresses, Zooey Deschanel. Perfectly fitting.

“Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.”

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