Today I had originally planned on posting about some recent purchases that I've made. A pair of jeans for $13 and a new tote back for $35. Scratch that, I'll save it for another day. Let's have a little change of scenery. Today has been a hard day. I don't know what and I don't know where it came from, but I'm almost thankful that it's here. I didn't wake up this morning upset, or in a bad mood, but I think it was something about talking to my Dad about money this morning that got me a little scared.
I've written in the past about how scared I was to be done with college. Not to graduate, that's the exciting part! It's the moments after that, when you wake up and realize you don't ever have to go to school again or do anything remotely productive if you don't want to (well I do, because my parents would kill me if I didn't). Anyway, you get the picture. The end of one thing and the beginning of real life. My real, "I only get one shot at this life" and I'm scared. I have been. and I might be for a little while longer, but I'm working on it.
My sweet boss Leigh at my internship told me about something last week that I needed to read, called "Making Things Happen." We were talking about paper companies, the perfect planner, and the like, when she mentioned this company called Emily Ley Paper. I jotted her name down and started seeing what Emily Ley was all about. I read her sweet blog about how she started her paper company and her life in general and was indeed intrigued. Leigh then told me about this part of her site called "Making Things Happen". She described it as a way to de-clutter your life. I don't know about you, but I could always use some de-cluttering!
This morning when I got a little down and out, and in need of some inspiration, I thought of this "Making Things Happen" and decided to read into it a little more. Boy, am I glad I did. I read about how Lara Casey, the Editor in Chief of Southern Weddings Magazine received an email one day, years ago asking how to make things happen in your life. This email inspired a blog post, as many things do in our lives. It was then that she wrote "GET FIRED UP :: HOW TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, VOL 1".
Its first instructions are to get some paper and turn on "great music". No more shedding tears today. I hopped on Pandora and typed in the beautiful tunes of Michael Bublé. Perfect. I then followed her instructions and I wrote. Though some questions were a little more difficult, I wrote down my fears, the people I rely on and how they each make me feel, the people I seek advice from, the things that make me feel whole, my excuses, my strengths and my dreams. No matter how silly it sounded, I wrote it down.
This got everything that I was upset about, everything that was holding me back, out and on paper. Breath a sigh of relief. I know that tomorrow I may still wake up and feel scared or anxious about where my life is going, if I'm doing the right thing or pursuing my dream the correct way, but at least I have it all written down. I can approach each thing, know what it takes to make me feel whole and eliminate the things in my life that are bringing me down.
I encourage you to read this post. Do it with your whole heart. Be Inspired.
Sometimes you just need a little pick-me-up:)