I meant to get around to this yesterday, but the opportunity never presented itself.
I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about how I tend to stress out about every little thing and I let so much stuff affect my life. Stuff that I have no control over. And things that I do have control over but allow to get out of hand and take over.
For instance, I can’t control what other people think of me and what other people do, yet I let it affect me deeply when people go from liking me to not liking me, and I haven’t done a single thing. fortunately, even though this has happened a lot this year, it’s the other people who are coming up looking foolish, and making their true personalities known. I’m not one of those people who always wants to believe in the best of people. 9 times out of 10, when I first meet a person, I don’t like them or generally expect the worst from them. That way, if/when something goes bad, I’m not disappointed. But once you are my friend, I will fight to the end for you.
I can’t control the stupidity of my co-workers and their innate ability to not remember how to do their job. Newest addition to the things I can’t control. Today is just going to be one of those days 😉
I can control my house, and the fact that I don’t need to let it get so overwhelmingly dirty that I think I might cry when I get ready to clean (finally!). I can control my outlook on things. I know that I will never be one of those people who lives in this hippie-tastic, everything is wonderful world. Nope, I’m probably going to still be that sarcastic-bitch girl who loves to make people laugh. But I want to worry less. I want to be able to make the best of every situation instead of focusing on the negatives. I want to control the parts of my life that are within my control.
I know it sounds like I’m being pretty whiney, but I’ve just gotten tired of all the bullshit that I allow to run my life. I think I would be a much happier person if I took time to slow down, and appreciate everything I have instead of wanting what I don’t.
So that’s the end of my whiney I want to be a happier person post. I promise I won’t be so overly dramatic all the time anymore, but I’m honestly going to start working on things in my own life. And trust me, you guys are going to hear every single word of it.
PS- if you want to go check out some AMAZING pictures, head over to www.thegoodwinproject.com and visit their blog. If it doesn’t make you jealous/envious/want to pack up and move/travel the world, I don’t know what will. Maybe you’re just a cyborg or something 🙂