There are many things to organize other than the things in our houses.
If you take a look around some of these posts, you may notice that organizing my LIFE is equally important to me as organizing my kitchen cabinets is.
I am CONSTANTLY searching for balance. Balance between work and relaxing, balance between staying in and going out, balance between personal needs and the needs of others.
And while time management and health are things that we’re probably all thinking about anyway. What about organizing our thoughts? Feelings? Attitudes? Honestly, this is one of those areas where people usually say “I just am who I am and I can’t change it”! That saying drives me crazy!
Of course, there are some built-in personality traits… But for the most part, You are whoever you decide to be and you CAN change it. I am a firm believer in mind over matter. I believe that we can do, think, feel, act, and react however we choose.
I believe this for (at least) three reasons:
Today: I can still be quiet(ish) but I have no problem talking to people. I don’t even mind public speaking… in fact, I even enjoy it!
I studied (read) for a test once and it turned out to be the wrong chapter. My teacher and classmates thought it was hilarious. Being a bad student kind of became my identity in high school, so I just went with it. Worst if all? I didn’t even have a planner! (Oh, the horror!)
Reason #3: Senior year, I took a Mock Trial class and decided that I LOVED law! I loved the research. I loved reading through scenarios and pulling out the rule of law that applied. I loved Elle Woods (obviously)! I declared my major Legal Studies during my first semester of college and never looked back.
But guess what? When I started to actually work for attorneys, I HATED it. I hated being inside all day. I hated the nonstop calls. I hated it that I didn’t actually get to interact with people… everything was mostly over the phone. And I hated sitting at a desk all day.
Today: I am in my seventh year of teaching Kindergarten, and I couldn’t be happier! I still get to do research but I also get to run around, use silly voices, give hugs, draw, go outside, and do a million different things with my students. I love everything about my job!
I’m SO GLAD I simply decided to DO SOMETHING ELSE!
What area of your life would like to commit to changing in this new year?
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