I have started off this year pretty well. I didn't make resolutions because I didn't feel the need to resolve anything, but I made some goals and changes.
One goal was to take vitamins. I am spoiled by my young age. I don't have any aches or pains or arthritis or tiredness or dentures. I am alive and healthy - call me a 70-year-old Benjamin Button. But one of my worst fears is getting old. I'm not afraid of losing my IT when I'm old - you know my ladiness, my sex appeal, my attractiveness - no I think I'll still be sporting the flirt in my old age, but I won't be able to do it so agilely, so I should take defense against elderhood now. I take a children's vitamin everyday and supplement it with a daily dosing of St Ive's Vitamin E body wash- you know the bottle with the morter and pestel labeled with the red cross-doctor recommended symbol. What can I say I really let advertising get the better of me when it's convincing.
I also have made plans to travel. Destinations on my hotlist are as follows:
I want this year to be one of 'making it happen.' I'm just starting to realize that my life is up to me. I don't have to sit back and wait for anyone else to be ready, it is all up to me. I hope that didn't sound too selfish, but I just want to make the point to myself that I can become a more well-rounded, well-traveled, well-lived individual if I just do exactly what is I would like to. If I can make it happen for myself then I can be happy. When I can be happy with myself then I can love myself. When I can love myself I can love you, I can love everyone more than I already do.
I am currently reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and someone said to me the other day, "Shouldn't it be Pray, Eat, Love?" I laughed at how obviously right they were - right by my opinion. I had never thought of it before.
I plan to Pray, Eat, and Love this year. Feel free to join me.