Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Attitude Adjustment

After many years of being a pessimist and believing nothing positive can happen to me, I am starting to open my eyes to the possibility of goodness.  I think having a baby and watching him grow and learn about the world around me has been an eye opener and a lesson.  I need to see the good and believe in good.  So far, it seems to be working.  All of this might sound gushy and schmaltzy.  I know.  It totally does to me.  But I feel like if I can change the way I think, then I can change my life to achieve that wicked awesomeness that has been eluding me.  And I need to articulate my goals, make a plan to achieve them, and act on them.  Based on Maggie Mason's Life List, I am starting life's goals.  Some of my goals are grand, others small, and some might take a lifetime to achieve.  In no particular order, I give you my first five:

1. Achieve balance in my career.
2. Take a road trip to Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, and Bryce with my family.
3. Finish what I started.
4. Buy a great outfit at a thrift store.
5. Lose 37 pounds by my 37th birthday (9/13/11).

Sunday, September 26, 2010


I spend entirely too much time complaining about the status quo, my status quo and yet I am doing nothing about it.  Day after day I daydream about the perfect job and the ultimate career/life/family balance.  In fact, I have a whole plan embedded in my brain.  Oh yeah.  It's serious.  Discussion after discussion with family and friends about what I want to do with my life occur day after day after day. 

And here I am, working at the same job having the same daydreams.

But there is more.  It's not just my career.  It's an overhaul of my attitude, my priorities, and most importantly, control over my journey. 

It's time to start packing my bags for my journey to that special place: Wicked.  Awesome.