Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Year Of Me

Ever notice, when things get you down, it's usually cuz you're rushed, or under a deadline, or doing something you hate, or trying to live up to expectations? Ever notice that half the things on your to-do list are for someone else? Ever notice how often guilt plays a role in what we choose to do with our spare time?

So many people schlump along in life, going from one task to another, never really pursuing their dreams, their goals, never 'finding their bliss'. Why is that? Why do so many of us march along like mindless drones?

I've been crabby & testy & nasty for so long, I can't even remember when it started or when I was last a genuinely happy person.

I've been weighted down with tasks & duties & responsibilities & expectations for so long, I can't even remember when I last did something just for me {that didn't involve curling up in the fetal position clutching a library book}.

My free time is no longer my own. I spend it planning, organizing, writing, calculating, researching, & otherwise working my way out of time that could be mine. Doing my own stuff. Doing thing for shits & giggles. My giggles. Following my dreams. Finding my bliss.

It's not enough to have a nice house & a good husband & friends & enough to eat if you aren't walking the path of happiness. Or even contentedness. Or doing what you want to do. I am done with the ennui. I am done with the depression. I am done with putting off the to-do list items that are for me.

So, I've come to a decision. I've made a resolution. I'm taking back my life, my happiness, my self. I'm going to be the creator of my own destiny, the architect of my future, the master of my domain.

I, Wilma, do solemnly declare the year 2009 to be The Year Of Me!

In this Year Of Me, I vow to:
  1. actively pursue things that make me happy.

  2. accomplish things that I dearly want to do.

  3. minimize or completely banish from my life things that don't make me happy, things that I do out of guilt, or from a sense of duty.

This is my resolution. This is my New Year's Goal. Happiness via The Year Of Me.

I invite all the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free to join me in a year-long pursuit of happiness. Stand tall. Stand proud. Stand & be counted. Stand with me & shout from the rooftops:

"2009 ~ This Year Is Mine!"

The Year Of Me

The Year Of Me

The Year Of Me

Many thanx to the gang at the Official Seal Generator for helping me make these handy dandy purty pictures that you can take with you on your quest for happiness, if you so desire.

1 comment:

Queen of Halloween said...

Great minds think alike!
You go girl!
Don't Worry! Be Happy!;)...QoH