While this year has been incredible, I recently had a little wobbly about myself. I had a birthday and I’ve been in this glorious city almost a year and I feel unaccomplished…
There are still walls in our apartment I need to put art on…
There are still girls I have been meeting up with, but our schedules are not cooperating…
There are things I have wanted to do with this blog that sit on the back burner…
But it is what it is. I live my life and it’s up to me to make things happen.
Something changed, I snapped, and I suddenly stopped putting things off and started doing.
1. I contacted the artists of some of the art I bought last month and got recommendations for matting and framing….ordered and being shipped.
2. I contacted an organization I have been wanting to volunteer with since I moved to Chicago. There next orientation was the following day, so I re-arranged my schedule and went. Now I am signed up to volunteer and I will be spending 4 hours a week giving my time to something that fills my heart with gratitude and puts perspective in my life.
3. I booked myself to go on a yoga retreat by myself (I’m actually peer pressuring my sister to join me). I know I am holding more stress than is healthy for me and I need a week to disconnect with my daily pressures (mostly self-inflicted) and reconnect with the beautiful, positive person that is inside of me.
Proof that it is the right decision? Everything has worked out. I am able to use my airlines miles to book my flights (hello $5 flights), a friend of a friend just went and raved about it, and I feel good. It’s a little offbeat, a little random, a little unexpected, but I need it.
Didn’t know I did Yoga? I’m full of surprises right now.
Have you ever traveled solo? I often travel alone for a couple days, but usually for work or visiting family. I have never traveled and stayed in a resort all by myself.
When was the last time you surprised yourself? Act out of character, it makes life zesty.