Thursday, September 23, 2010

An Episodic Epiphany

One of the changes I recently made in my life was to stop letting life run me. In the process I came to a few interesting realizations.

1. The world won't fall apart if I don't get "it" done today. There are very rare "its" in which the world will fall apart, and 99.999% of them are only in the movies, therefore, I can stop living my life like I am in a Speed movie.

2. I am not any more successful at work giving 200% than if I didn't. I just burn myself out and turn myself into a workhorse.

3. There are a lot of things that I enjoy doing that don't involve a computer, and I have been ignoring some of those since school, work, church, and recreation have kept me on my computer a lot lately.

4. It's okay to fail. Sometimes just telling yourself it's okay to fail will actually help you to succeed.

5. I am done giving my very best time and energy to my job. My best belongs to the love of my life, my eternity, my C. I am never going to get anything that really matters from letting a job dominate my life.

6. I like programming. I really do, but I don't want to do that for a job, at least right now. Maybe later, or maybe something related, but I do want to build amazing things with words, whether in code or in any other written language.

7. I like exercising. My body thanks me when I exercise, and I am just cheating myself when I say I don't have enough time for it!

8. I need to be a better cheerleader for C. Even though he is my Man of Steel, he has his Kryptonite moments, too.

9. Sometimes I am human. It feels weird when it happens, but sometimes it does happen.

10. For every experience life offers us, there is a myriad of emotional options to choose from, and we don't have to take the default ones.

11. Once I stopped letting life live me, I started enjoying it again.

NOTE:
The conformity cog in my brain suggested I stop at ten, but then, you wouldn't have 11, now would you?

2 comments:

  1. I like 11 it's a good number. And I like your list.

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  2. Thanks!!! Good to have you back! :)

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