Not that I’ll ever admit that I lost it (ok maybe a little)… I finally feel like I got my mojo back. I’m talking honest-to-God mojo. The kind that when you’re alarm clocks screams it’s annoying sound you think… oh my, this is going to be a good day.
This morning was my “mojo back day.” Let me recap the last several months for everyone.
I finally realize I’m going through a quarter-life crises
April thru May
Long-term relationship collapses due mostly to my inability to be happy with myself
June thru July
I take refuge in Argentina to “get away form it all” only to realize that “it all” is not really attached to any one location. 😦
July until this morning
I go through a bit of self loathing on and off, read a few self-help books, attend a few shrink sessions, surround myself with friends and family, start doing things I like to do and stop doing things I don’t like to do… etc., etc.
You know when you got out of high school and realize all the “he said, she said” bullcrap in high school didn’t really matter? Well, that’s what I finally realized about life in general this morning.
If there’s something you want to do… do it. If there’s something you don’t want to do… don’t. You really are the keeper of your own destiny.
I’ve concocted a few “this is what I’m going to live by moving forward” rules:
1. Thank My Family Every Chance I Get
Family tends to get a bad wrap, especially around the holidays when everybody is up in everybody’s business. Up until recently, I’ve lived a few thousand miles away from my family and always felt like I was missing out. From my little nephews and niece growing up to my mom passing away, living by my family has always been something I knew I wanted to do eventually. It couldn’t come soon enough! They have been my biggest support and have literally revived me back with life. THANKS FAMILY! 🙂
2. Cut the Crap
Too long have I just let crap (things I never wanted to have in my life, but just let it because I was too lazy to do something about it) roll in and out of my life. We all deserve to keep high standards for how with live and why we live. From being mentally fit to physically fit and loving to being loved. We all have a tendency to accept subpar. Nope… not me, not anymore. I’m taking a chapter from my brother’s book of life and expecting better of myself.
3. Move On, My Life Will Too
I’m moving on. No regrets. Life is an experience and I tend to take advantage of it each and everyday.
4. Living with Less
I truly believe that my ability to live out of my suitcase (literally) has kept me sane over the last several months… as well as saved me a few dollars. I currently rent a small place, in a small town with little more than a few donated chairs, inflatable bed, clothes that can fit in a suitcase, donated cups, forks (plastic and metal) and spoon. Yes, spoon is not plural for a reason…
I find happiness in my life by the people I surround myself with, not by the things that I can fill my house up with.
That’s it. Four simple rules from my previous life lessons. And I leave you with a quote my brother uses from time to time…
“When life gives you lemons… find someone whose life gives them vodka and have a party!”
By the way… I ran my fastest times today in about a year!