Although I lead a rather pleasant and non-stressful existence, I somehow have found a way to schedule practically every hour of my life for the past few months. Day to day, this is fine, however after a few months of this I am B.U.R.N.T O.U.T. I hadn't realized how burnt out I had become until I began looking at my impending vacation as a chore. It was another thing on my schedule and all I REALLY wanted was a free weekend at home with the Hubby and the cat. Now on vacation in Florida with good friends and NOTHING on the schedule until my flight home Sunday, this escape what more what I needed than I realized. I have no concept of time or date, and I'm not sure my body knows what to do when I don't have a To-Do list or what to do when it gets enough sleep(because day to day sleep is low on the To-Do list). This strikes me as quite ironic since only 7 months ago, I was unemployed with nothing to do on a day to day basis except watch CSI and NCIS reruns, and I wished for nothing more than a reason to set my alarm in the morning. I guess you need to be careful what you wish for.
Taking the time to STOP has given me time to actually think. While here I have started to read Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project. I must admit, I am rather ADD when it comes to reading lately- I am also in the midst of Chris Guillebeau's The Art of Non-Conformity. While here in Florida, I handed The Art of Non-Conformity to my friend to read while I started on the other- I owned TAoNC afterall (the library didn't have it yet) and I need to return The Happiness Project to the library sooner than I realized. My agenda for tomorrow? reading by the pool or beach. That it. :) Anywho, back to my reflections on life.
*Disclaimer* there may have been a few glasses of wine imbibed before this blog post.
In The Happiness Project, where I am currently reading, she is talking about how she wrote down her goals, her plan to achieve said goals, and her rules to live by. Although all of us probably have these topics floating around in our heads, few of us have written them down.... putting them on paper makes them tangible. For instance, I may have stated to you that the GOAL of this blog is to figure out who I want to be in life, however, aside from making these statements, I have yet to figure out defined goals as well as milestones which will get me closer to my goals. That, I feel should be my next task in this journey. I need to write down what is important/priority in my life, what makes me happy, and what steps I feel will get me closer to figuring out my life by 30 as (laughably) planned. Over the next week, I VOW that I will not only contemplate these topics, but commit them to paper, and ultimately to this blog... and you can (and should) harass me as necessary if I do not post them in a timely manor.