Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Words to Live By

In 1999, I was a very wise woman. Reading through my old journals, I came across so many great lines but this is something I just had to share. As always, I was trying to find myself and figure things out. It turns out that I knew a lot back then about who I was and who I wanted to be. I have gone through so many things in my life that have brought me back to some of these same points.

Anyway, I wrote this journal entry on November 30, 1999. This is just as it was written in my journal. I was 28 years old when I wrote this:

Time to start my New Year's Resolutions early. What do I want and how do I get there? What are the barriers and how will I overcome them?

Barriers:
Fear of being trapped
Negative thoughts
"Grass is always greener" mentality
Not enjoying the little things in life
Not relaxing
Fear of failure
Fear of being unhappy

Attitudes to Overcome the Barriers:
Happiness is a conscious choice
I'll try anything once
Use your intuition
Don't react
Be kind to people
Don't be condescending
Make decisions
Relax. Let life be your guide
Take the path of least resistance
Don't look serious

What would you like to do?
Swing dancing
Poetry class or poetry reading
Working out
Going to the movies
Ice skating
Playing darts
Look for volunteer work

When did you become so bland? 

What would be out of character for you?
Outdoor sports
Theater/Art
Finances
Reading books
Swimming
Wearing turtlenecks
Telling jokes
Reading the newspaper

Introduce yourself to people. Don't be reserved. Don't lock yourself away.

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