"Somewhere each day we have to fall in love, with someone, something, some moment, event, phrase. Somehow each day we must allow the softening of the heart. Otherwise our hearts will move inevitably toward hardness. We will move toward cynicism, bitterness, fear and despair. That's where most of the world is trapped and doesn't even know it." -Rohr
I don't want to get stuck in this limbo of always wishing for something else and always wanting to be somewhere else. I mean, gosh, I am 26! I have a lot of vigor, spunk and charm within myself to have a good time, anywhere.
All of this spunk tends to really come out when I'm traveling, but I want to focus that energy here in San Diego as well. Whether I'm in France or California, life has not changed, only the location has changed. Life unfolds the same way everywhere, and I don't want to become complacent simply because I'm so used to this city.
Tying in the quote above, I want to soften my heart all time. Fall in love with life everyday. I'm constantly working on this. Life is about always being in progress.
My mom named me after a soap opera character (I kid you not), from The Young and the Restless. How accurate of my personality! But being restless is not always a bad thing, it's what I choose to do with that restlessness. Do I lay around, like a beached whale, and complain about what's bugging me, or do I go out and do something about it? As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Analysis is paralysis." This has quickly become a favorite quote of mine because, LORD, do I over-analyze! There's nothing wrong with thinking, but the question becomes: if thinking is all that I am doing...WHAT AM I ACTUALLY DOING?
So going along with my vow to be more creative, I also want to vow to just do more everyday. It could be as simple as a laugh. But since laughing is the opening up of the soul, that's a day well spent. Even crying brings epiphany and change, so I welcome that too. I'm also attempting to be more cheerful at work, even when things are boring or stagnant.
And along the lines of doing more (although I'm no stranger to travel), I'm planning a trip to NYC in the spring. How do you like them apples?
And in the good spirit of bringing about laughter and smiles, here is a great video that will make you smile. It seems every year cities do a tribute Thriller dance to honor MJ's death. I've GOT to see if this is happening in San Diego, and join if I can. Mwahaha! It will be brilliant!