Sunday, May 9, 2010

I'm In Charge Here

I woke up feeling sort of blue this morning. Ugh. Enough of that.

I realize that my mood, my point of view, I'm in charge of it. If I don't want to feel sad, it's up to me to get my shit together and turn myself around.  It's that simple. Right?  Okay, not simple, but do-able.

I need to get my mind back to where I was a few years ago.  I had a good life and I was happy.  I was focused on my kids and my home. I was organized and on track. Then, I got a peek at something else and I went sort of nuts.

It's okay to dream, it's okay to work toward a goal, but it's also important to find peace and some sense of satisfaction in where you are.

It's the Mary Englebreit idea of  Bloom Where You Are Planted.

Here's how I plan to get back on track...

*Lay off the dating for awhile. Just put it on the shelf. If someone wonderful drops into my lap, okay, I'll go for it, but I'm not seeking it out for now.

*Pare down some of my writing projects. I'm going to focus on a few key blogs and step away from the rest. I've been freaking out about money since the end of Splendicity. It's been fairly terrifying. Time to stop scrambling. I will focus on marketing what I enjoy most.

*I'm going to get back to work on my book.

*I'm going to spend more time with my camera in my hand.

*I'm going to stop thinking about moving and instead make the place where I live, my home for 6 years now, feel like the place where I want to stay.

Okay, there are my goals. Do-able. All of them.  Happy days, here I come!!   Happy Mother's Day to you, if you are a mom. :)


wishful nals said...

this is a great list. you can do it! sometimes it just takes a shift of perspective. sending good vibes your way :)

Cherie Burbach said...

I think about you all the time. I think you are right, that when you are in a bad place, you need to make a plan to move on to a better place. Easier said than done, but I know you can do it.

Askew To You said...

Thank you, both of you. Perspective - that is exactly it. I try to make something work and when it just won't, then it's time to shift things a bit, to figure out how to make it flow better.

One of Bay's friends asked me about taking some modeling photos of him, so that fits in with the photography goals. Now I have to teach myself how to take modeling photos......... :)