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you're kind of kicking my ass here. I generally don't share a lot of personal stuff on this blog, which is partly why it's been so damned quiet lately, and I'm going to keep it that way (though I will admit it is a weird grey area, to so carefully curate the image of your life, either intentionally or unintentionally, leading readers to believe all is perfect, when I can pretty much guarantee you for any and all of the bloggers you read, it's not). But in spite of that crazy run-on sentence let me just say that 2014 finished on a super high note for me and then 2015 came around and smacked me down. But that's ok 2015, like 2Pac says, I ain't mad at cha. And I have total faith that you have something awesome in store for me just around the corner. Cause you do, right?
Meanwhile, I'm going to bust out some new personal mottos for the year.
Read on if you're curious...
1. Be a fucking bird. I know, this makes no sense to you right now, but bear with me. This is actually some deeply profound and zen advice imparted by a meathead body builder with a youtube channel. Check it out below, and please do yourself a favor and just fast forward to minute 3:52.
2. Better finished than perfect. This is a big one for me. I am a true perfectionist and it has both made me very good at many things and simultaneously blocked me from really seeing anything through to it full potential. So I'm done with it. I am finishing things. (Yes, including not finishing. See what I did there? So meta.) And hand in hand with that, I'm taking more risks, doing things that are slightly scary, because the reality is, these things have no actual risk involved, just the unknown. Which is what we live every single day anyway, so we might as well embrace it.
3. Be here now. Here, listen to the soulful Ray LaMontagne sing about it while I ramble:
Yes, mindfulness lessons abound in my life right now. I've been meditating a lot (thank you Headspace!) and reading good books on the subject as well (if you haven't read 10% Happier yet, do it now!) and I can, without a doubt, say that it is improving my quality of life and my coping mechanisms exponentially. So in 2015, let's try not to get caught up in cyclical thinking, in stressing about the past or the future, let's just remember that this is it, this is life, this is what we get, this, right here, right now. And overall? It is pretty damn awesome. I for one, feel truly grateful.
And that is why, dearest 2015, I am so sure that you have something up your sleeve, some awesome twist that is going to make me explode with joy. I can't wait. In the meantime, I'll be here, now, taking risks, seeing things through, and singing my fucking bird song.