One realization I have had in looking over how I live my life is that it is important for me that my formula is fluid- but yet not so fluid that I fall off track and land myself in a rut that I can’t seem to break out of.
So anyway, while I have been moping around in a haze of germs feeling sorry for myself, I started thinking about some of the decisions I make for my life every day. I have spent an inordinate amount of time on the couch due to illness – and I have basic cable… so that leaves lots of time to think about my life in general. I have discovered that I’m exceptional at thinking about doing things, but terrible at actually doing them.
If you’re a Gen Xer or Baby Boomer, you remember this familiar query from late-night Eyewitness Newscast intros. While the sentiment is not completely antiquated, often times we know where our children are these days. They’re in their rooms, of course. But the bigger issue today is knowing where they are online.
Honestly, these changes in him scare the crap out of me! I totally rode the tide of easy parentdom the entire time between the ages of 6 and 12 and enjoyed as he gained independence and eventually didn’t need to yell “mom!” a million times a day. I’m not sure I’m ready to wade into these murky tweenage parenting waters – and yet, here I am.
I was definitely a self-professed, Type-A personality…or at least I proudly wore the badge. Everything had it’s time, place and order. I felt that things didn’t get done unless I had a hand in it and then resented those around me when I felt I was left to do all the work.
I realized that all the while I thought I was just being a supportive fan, I’ve actually been practicing some of my core life values — being positive instead of negative... looking at the glass as half-full rather than half-empty... not dwelling on past disappointments but looking towards future possibilities... supporting those I love through good times and bad...
Needless to say, as I’ve listened to Jess’ recent podcasts on the law of attraction, and her consideration of how to be in alignment as a means of creating a life she loves living, she’s helped me to understand that perhaps the underlying concept where focus should be placed is not to just simply act as if, but to also feel as if.