365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 13

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How to describe the day I’ve had, A day full of doing big people things. I remember when I was younger and I was always looking forward looking forward to going to high school because you could take text books and homework, looking forward to being older so I could go places on my own looking forward to moving out because that meant I didn’t have to follow my parents rules. Now that I have done all those things it’s funny I long for the days when life was easy and summer holidays actually existed. If you don’t know what that means wait a few years and you will. I don’t feel like I missed out on my youth. I will say though, try not to be in a hurry to grow up. It happens to all of us and it will happen soon enough. Take in the moments I was a kid because that doesn’t happen again live the best you can when you can because things may change abilities me change you may move things might happen and you may find yourself in a completely different spot in life than you ever would have expected.

People say to live each day like it’s your last and I never really got that comment. I’m not dying soon, I’m not an old person, that’s just corny!, But sometimes the corny is true if you live every day with intention and with the new knowing that every day you were making a memory that you can look back on with joy and love and the absolute knowledge that you were present in the moment then how can you ever go wrong you can’t say you lived a bad life if you leave it in that way. Whether you’re young or old or somewhere in between I think this applies and I think if we do more of it we will live better lives.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 12

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You never know where your next adventure may lie so that old saying leave no stone unturned applies.

I got into work today and said hello to a few of my coworkers and got into a fairly involved discussion with one of them and you tec guy (for those of you who didn’t know I am a bit of an amateur a techie myself) nothing romantic here, don’t jump to any conclusions. But often I find we have different groups of friends friends from high school, friends from work, friends from the gym etc. but do we actually have meaningful conversations with them? I know some we may be closer to then others, but I mean conversations that are more then how was your evening or great weather out today. I think when you get to know someone in the moment whether it’s at 7:30 in the morning or on a date over dinner if you allow yourself to be present with that person you get a lot more out of the conversation even if the conversation only consists of surface topic. In this way, I don’t feel like conversations are a waste of time or just a way to get out of work because if you are truly in a conversation with someone that can be more meaningful to me at least then spending that same 15 minutes avoiding people or not taking a break at all.

The next time you have a conversation try and be fully in it, listen to the person like really listen maybe don’t look at your phone and see where that conversation goes do you get more out of it? I know I do because I am in the moment.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 11

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Listen to yourself and your body, you know what you need.

My work place allows me to work from home when I need to or want to so today I took them up on the offer. That said, I didn’t get much work done and although I felt bad that I didn’t get much work done I am choosing to acknowledge My body needed rest. I took some painkillers last night for just the good old regular aces and pains that come with having CP, and it’s taking forever to wear off. Maybe that’s a sign though, maybe it means I should slow down, it forced me to today. Instead of fighting it I went with it gave myself a little bit of extra sleep and realized that tomorrow maybe a really stressful day but that’s tomorrow and I worry about that moment then.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 9

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The straight and narrow doesn’t always lead to happiness.

I hate to burst your bubble but I don’t want to live a “normal” life. I have come to love normal and be conditioned to want normal, to strive for and create normal. But abnormal is fun. Abnormal is fine. I have normal is my normal. I am fine with that. Instead of wanting normal, I want memorable. I want to living with intention. I want to make my moments count. I want the wild and crazy that intentional and the Real. I have come to know, those things don’t come on the straight and narrow path. The path with turns, the path that has obstacles, is the only one I know, though it may be hard at times and a little bit tiring the next adventure is around the corner.

Embrace your pet wear it down and live it well. It is yours to travel and not anyone else’s. Don’t be afraid of the bumps in the road, let them teach you. Let them shape you. Diamonds are made of jagged edges.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 8

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When all else fails, Sing.

I have always been a very reserved, by the book person when it comes to most parts of my work. I show off my personality but I tone down for some reason, being a more washed out version of myself. It’s not even because I want to appear more professional, I know I am a professional, it’s just what I have always done.

As I started my early morning shift and it became clear today was going to be long busy and stressful, I let myself before only a second, and started belting out what ever was on my playlist at the time. NO REGRETS.

Live in your own heaven even in the mundane moments and things will never be boring again. Finish the day, shut the door and live Your Life.

They will never pay you enough to stress about tomorrow.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 7

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This may not seem like a huge deal to most of you but to me it is so I’m posting about it. Today I finally perfected my laundry technique.

For the last year or so I have loved doing laundry and couldn’t figure out why until recently I think it is because I am actually in control of something and I can do it all myself. When you have to rely on other people for different things whatever you can do yourself you seem to clean to. In the last few weeks I have been able to put the laundry in the machine move it over to the dryer but then when it came to folding it is when I got lazy. Today I realize that my loads of laundry I getting much smaller now that I am always out with very little time to myself. Don’t ask me how they got smaller I don’t know but I was I was taking things out of the dryer today I realized that it would be Just as quick for me to fold the laundry as I took it out of the dryer and then when I got everything folded I could take it back to my flat and put it away. This way I wouldn’t have to wait for someone else to do it and I feel accomplished.

Why did I choose this for my moment, I think we need to learn to embrace the little things celebrate them as we would big things and make our decisions as intentional as the lives we want to live.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 6

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I don’t know about you but I am an animal person. Usually when I see a cat or a dog I think to myself how cute. Sometimes I will talk to the owners, but often I just smile and go about my day, forgetting about the encounter.

Today as I was waiting for my ride to go to the grocery store, a little dog that belongs to the daughter of one of the people in my building came up to me. I spoke to the owner. I felt a bit bad, because, I saw this dog after they had got into elevator and the door was closing. Then I mentioned, what a cute dog and the dog came running back out again. In talking with the owner I found that the dog apparently liked me and we had a nice little visit. As much as I love my cats and I will never get rid of them, if I could’ve had a small dog I probably would’ve, and I see myself getting a dog in the future.

I think what this situation reminded me of is to not worry so much about what people think, and to take opportunities as they arise.Whether it’s talking to someone or taking a job. You never know what could happen. I also think it should be said, animals can sense things people can’t, at least I believe this to be true. So when an animal likes you or wants to snuggle with you, gravitates towards you. That means something. I also think that animals can be an easy way to take our minds off of whatever is going on in our lives – we can have another focus and just be for a moment.

The power of just being able to be. Priceless.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 5

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I was chatting with a friend today and talking about how I need to get a life. I seem to work and sleep, work and sleep, and do laundry and grocery shopping in the middle of it all. It’s weird even though I do all of this stuff to have a life I seem to have no life. I said I need to get a hobby, he said well what do you want to do I said I don’t know, something adrenaline pumping. Boxing? And before you judge me, you have never seen me on Wii boxing. OK, I kick butt.

This got me thinking what is really stopping me from trying to take up boxing class or taking one lesson just to see if I like it? It’s think often I do things or don’t do things because other people say that I should or shouldn’t do them so does that mean that I am living my life for me or for other people? I don’t want to live for other people anymore, I don’t want to do things the way that other people say that I should I want to be able to follow my passions and actually live with no regrets so that when I say that I can know within the deepest part of my soul that I actually LIVED.