It’s Time You Give Zero Fucks

Have you ever thought about who you become based on the people who are in the room or around the table with you?

It’s quite fascinating upon closer examination. If you sit down and notice who you become and tune into the emotions over taking your body when certain people begin to fill the room or sit down around the table.

It’s fascinating to the point you realize you become somebody you are not for the sake of who’s in the room. The fascination moves quickly to depressing. It’s disgusting how someone’s presence can have such a negative effect on us.

Creating Margin

We live in a busy world. Busy is deemed as good. Busy is how we see the world around us functioning. So in order for us to survive and thrive and be successful we must also be busy. Because the mentality is that busy is productive and productivity is success.

The reality is that being busy doesn’t necessarily equate to anything other than you are always doing something, always going somewhere, always onto the next thing, always in motion.

Seasons Change

The seasons that come and go shaping our lives—from year-to-year, month-to-month—always seem to amaze me.

In reflecting on where I was two years ago I’m beyond grateful for how far I’ve traveled and how much I’ve grown. Leading a life of intentional self growth has made me more in tune with my mind, my thoughts, my thinking patterns and my emotions.

Still Not Writing

“…if I’m not writing, I’m not well. If I’m not writing, the world around me is slowly leached of its color. my senses are dulled. I am crabby with my husband, short-tempered with my kid, and more inclined to see small things wrong with my house (the crack in the ceiling, the smudge prints along the staircase wall) than look out the window at the blazing maple tree, the family of geese making its way across the driveway. If I’m not writing, my heart hardens, rather than lifts.” – Dani Shpiro, Still Writing