Yin Mom, Yang Mom

So, much, introspection!!!!!!

From time to time, I start to get confused by my life’s path, and figure out that all I need is to reflect on it with greater focus.  And when I need to do this, a good book definitely comes in handy to help give me some direction.

Books help me become accountable for sticking to my goals, whatever they might be at any given time.

Some which have helped me create massive changes in my life (with not a lot of effort) are, The Circle, by Laura Day (which helped me pick myself off the proverbial dirty floor, in opportunity-less Daytona Beach, to make the move to career-driven, opportunity-hub, Connecticut),.

Dying to be Me, by Anita Moorjani helped me learn to relax in career-driven, gouge-my-eyes-out-with-expensiveness, Connecticut.

Most recently, as I’m working toward a goal of a thriving, yet peaceful business, is How to Create and Epic Life by Emily Levenson.

This one I particularly like for the reasons; it’s a quick read, and the results are seen almost immediately.

The premise is familiar, start by refining and defining what it is, that you really want out of life.  For me, this is usually simple, enjoy my customers, enjoy the creative process, enjoy my job overall, make good money, etc.

While reading today, I became aware of the fact, that one of the things I need to add to my list of goals, is to Consistently Appreciate My Life, in all its Glory, for What It Currently Is.

When I take a step back and look at all I have, I am blown away, but for some reason, I feel detached from this life, as though it belongs to someone else, and I’m just a slave that works for the person living it, to provide the money for them.

I have been living as though I am a slave, and I realize that this does not need to be the case.  It’s simply a matter of me deciding to take part in my own life, my own story, and stop acting like an outsider who is only see the hard parts.

I wonder if anyone else can relate to this.  Can you?  Let me know if that’s the case, so I don’t feel like a lunatic, OK?

So, over the next 2 months, as I’m working toward developing a cool-ass brand that gets the job done, I will also make an effort to be present in my own life, so I don’t miss out on any of it.

xoxo, Mere

2 comments for “So, much, introspection!!!!!!

  1. October 6, 2012 at 3:13 am

    <3 glad you are enjoying the book! Going to check out a few of the others in the post.

    • Mere
      October 6, 2012 at 4:09 am

      Sweet, definitely let me know if you like them as much I as did. Dying to be Me is a huge life-changer, it blew my freaking mind. I refer back to it often.