I’ve always been very action-oriented. My therapist says it’s one of my defining characteristics. She’s the best. I don’t feel like I need to wait until January to start resolutions. I usually start them on the spot, year round. I don’t know if this is better or worse than focusing on starting them at one particular time of year. My therapist says that another one of my defining characteristics is a desire to evaluate everything. So actually, maybe it doesn’t really matter which resolution starting process is better. Anyway!
I wrote this post recently about how the Camp Fire in Paradise made me reflect on what is good in my life. Not so long after I wrote it, we adopted two kittens and a puppy from local shelters in a single weekend. Talk about action-oriented. Of course I was worried that this decision would complicate my life in so many unforeseen ways. I mean baby animals are the cutest. I could watch those kittens chase a toy jellyfish on a stick for hours upon hours. And that puppy - my gosh - what a sweetheart she is. On the other hand, let’s be honest. Pets are a ton of work, and multiple, new, young pets are the most possible work. But guess what? I’s actually been awesome.
Believe it or not, my life feels decided uncomplicated now. I am so not sweating the small stuff. We’ve been eating healthier dinners, going to bed earlier, getting out the front door more consistently on time, and just generally feeling happier. Life is so much fuller, and somehow, I’ve finally stopped rushing around everywhere. I’m finally not in a hurry. Eliminating the compelling feeling that I have to always be moving fast to get everything the day needs me to get done was a resolution I set for myself a few months ago. And it had remained frustratingly elusive to achieve until quite recently. AllI needed, it seems, was to recalibrate in a way that would really force me to stop sweating the small stuff entirely.
Happy Sunday! Thanks for reading. Best of luck with your upcoming (or ongoing) resolutions.