Adventurous red pants and some sturdy boots...and off exploring I go!
(Outfit of the Day: Lands' End Canvas Sweater and Shirt,
Delias Skinny Colorful Cords, Sperry Top-Sider Sheerwater Boots)
Don't mind me, just the queen of being cheesy in pictures. I can't help it I guess. Last night I was out with a friend, and was told that I never stop laughing. Then he said, "you're such a cheeseball". I died. Apparently my jokes are only funny when I laugh according to him. Just your personal cheeseball of a blogger here.
Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? I don't. Not a clue. Today I was writing in my journal, and I made it a point to write out who I think I am as a person, and how I can get to be the person I want to be. I sat there and made bullet notes of what makes me who I am. Then, I made a new bucket list. Do you make bucket lists? I make one every year, and it's so funny how they change. Yet, this one is my best yet...why? Nothing on my bucket list is dealing with pleasing someone else or making my parents proud. Every single thing on that list is for me. It's things I want to accomplish in my life, and when I want to accomplish them.
It's so easy to make a Bucket List, yet so many times those dreams seem farfetched, or we are unsure of how to achieve those dreams. To reach your goals in life, it takes work...hard work. Also, reaching those goals takes failure. Many times we hide our failure. I am certainly one of those people. If I do poorly on a test, I am humiliated. There is a bit of me that is a perfectionist, so when I do fail, I don't like it. Yet, instead of ignoring those failures, we all need to start learning from them. I wouldn't be half as strong as I am today if I didn't go through hard times. I wouldn't know who I am or what I wanted if I didn't try some things I didn't like first. Additionally, I wouldn't be a fitness instructor or runner if I hadn't gained some weight that made me realize how important healthy living truly is.
The other thing I noticed that my Bucket List takes is time. I am an impatient person. I want things to happen over night. For example, I got bored with high school, and decided to graduate a year early. I rushed my last year, and didn't really get to enjoy it because I was so busy cramming two years of classes into one. I need to slow down.
Finally, I need to do what I love. For the longest time, I have forced myself into things I hate. My major is one of them. I am stubborn, and never gave that major up. Here I sit, and I don't want to be in a lab or become a doctor. I want to write, to work with people, and to be a positive influence on those around me. Promoting people and their strengths is something I love doing. Working as a fitness instructor, I have the honor of helping people get back on track with healthy living. It is awesome to be someone that is inspirational to those I help, and to see people improve and grow in such a short matter of time. Every day I feel good about doing that for people. I know that is what I love.
I love traveling, and being outside. I truly could just travel my whole life and explore if the means were given to me, but they are not. Which is why there is something called saving money...and something called a Bucket List that will hopefully keep me on track with my world adventures as they come.
What is my advice to you today? Do what you love. Make a Bucket List. Explore.
...and read Dr. Suess' "Oh the Places You Will Go"
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Have a blessed day y'all!