Monday, August 18, 2008

Another day older, another second wiser. . .

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Yep, that's right today is THE day. I am officially 26, and starting that gumption thing I mentioned earlier. LOL It's not as easy as it sounds, but I'm determined to try and take it day by day. So, wish me luck, blow out a candle for me, and have a wonderful day, on me!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I know I'm late. . .WWWAT!!

So, my "different view" is not different for me, but rather different for you. Yes you, all you bloglanders, who can't see what I see. Now you can!!



(yes, I was typing nonsense)

The inner sanctum
a.k.a inside my purse

For more different views, head over to Rachel's Blog and check out the other, on time, entries. ;)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Another year, another plan.

Well, in exactly 6 days is my birthday. 26 - it's just a number, right? Honestly, I've never been overly obsessed/depressed with getting older, but this year it seems extra hard. I just want to stay 25, is that okay? It's not so much the number, I guess, but rather the personal expectations that I had placed on my life and these numbers. You know, the mental conversations you have at ages 18-20, "Oh by the time I'm 25 I'll have a fabulous job, I'll be traveling, I'll have a boyfriend/fiance/husband, blah blah blah blah. . ." Then reality hits at ages 23-25 and it sucks!! LOL

Now the mental conversation is, "OMG I'LL BE 30 IN FOUR YEARS!!!!" Which is not old, nor the end of the world (and we all know that 30 is the new 20), but you know that time flies, and if you want to achieve the goals in life that you wanted to achieve at 25 (which have now been pushed to 30) you'd better get rolling!! It's at this point in time that it's good to be reminded that God is in control of every little detail. It's His timing our life's clock is set to, not our own.

Slight topic change! LOL
I've been thinking a lot about gumption. If you've seen the movie, "The Holiday," you know that gumption is the main theme of this movie. I LOVE that movie. I saw it again recently and that whole idea of gumption really resonated with me. My favorite scene is when Iris is having dinner with Arthur and part of their conversation goes like this:

"Iris, in the movies we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best friend."
Iris: "You're so right. You're supposed to be the leading lady of your own life, for god's sake! Arthur, I've been going to a therapist for three years, and she's never explained things to me that well. That was brilliant. Brutal, but brilliant."

Then the other day I finished reading Gone With The Wind (longest read of my life, btw!) and as I read the "About the Author" section, they had a quote from and interview Margaret Mitchell had with her publisher. When the publisher asked her what the novel was about, she replied, "if the novel has a theme it is that of survival. What makes some people come through catastrophes and others, apparently just as able, strong and brave, go under? It happens in every upheaval. Some people survive; others don't. What qualities are in those who fight their way through triumphantly that are lacking in those that go under? I only know that survivors used to call that quality 'gumption.' So I wrote about people who had gumption and people who didn't."

So my goal for this 26th year of mine is to be the leading lady of my own life and to have more gumption. I think I've lacked some of that in my life, and it's time for some change. It's now or never, right? I don't really know what this will look like completely, but part of it is that I'm not going to be afraid to go for what I want. For the present that means applying for jobs that maybe I don't feel like I am capable of getting, but would love to get. If the job is meant to be, God will open the door. If it's not meant to be, then He'll close it, and I'll try the next one.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

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