There is a LOT going on in Elle’s world. I’m on the cusp of so many life decisions and things that I want to do. As Southern Dad told me a few months ago, I’m not getting any younger and it’s time I start to get settled in some things. Meh, not sure I totally agree with that, but I’ll see what I can do! 🙂
Yes, it’s true I’m getting older, but I feel that as long as I’m not responsible for anyone but myself, I can change my mind on a whim if something doesn’t fit my fancy. It may seem a little shallow, whimsical, or like I don’t know what I want/what I’m doing, but I’m ok with that…to a degree. That’s probably why I’m always hesitant to tell my friends/family my plans. Because the next thing you know, they’re asking you how’s the planning for such-and-such going? I STILL having people talking to me about law school. -_- I think it’s ok if we change our mind and decide we want to do something different. It shows that we aren’t stagnant and that we continue to grow and evolve and change. But, because I like stability I’m not changing all willy-nilly. Before I make any major life decision, I make sure my ducks are in a row.
For example, on this particular day, I have decided what I want to accomplish for 2014. My vision board is complete, and now I have to do things in order to realize my visions. For example, I have decided to seriously work on opening and starting my business. I have the proper reading materials in place, and my next steps are to do the legal legwork to make it legit. Not to mention this is a field where I do not have a ton of experience, so I need to do my research/interning/speaking with experts to get all of the knowledge that reading a book isn’t going to teach.
Secondly, as a way to get healthier and in better shape, I’ve decided to do a juice fast/cleanse. I’m pretty excited about it, and my lunch (kale, strawberries, pineapples, apples, and blackberries) is SO yummy! I’m excited to try out these other recipes I have and create some of my own. I’m easing in to this fast, based on the side effects that I have read come along with only juicing. But I have an awesome support group, so I know I can do this and stay committed.
So while it may seem like your friend/cousin/girlfriend is all over the place, maybe she isn’t. Maybe she knows EXACTLY what she wants to do and is doing it. And if you start to do something and it turns out to be something you didn’t expect, that’s ok. Keep working at finding what works and fits for you and the life you want to live. Because at the end of the day, the only person’s happiness that matters is yours. Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!
I hear you. Commitment is important though. Ideas and ambitions do not mean anything if you cannot commit to making them a reality.
I agree. That’s why I’m focusing on what I want to do for 2014, and hopefully my goals in the future will grow from what I’ve accomplished!
I’m definitely feeling the need to lock some things down and get some things settled. I don’t know if it’s because 30 is creeping up or because the status quo has been life for long enough for me to feel like it’ll NEVER change unless I start moving, but I’m ready to get a few things nailed down in a GOOD way.
So far, I’ve gotten a few things in place I wanted to focus on for 2014. I’m focusing on the things that I can change. It’s hard to get a dream off the ground, to balance acquiring knowledge and actually starting something concrete. I wish you all the best with your business and health goals, Elle. 🙂
Thank you so much! That means a lot! And I can’t wait to read your book and to see what else you accomplish in 2014! 🙂
It’s okay, Elle. I was headed to Law School and settled on Urban Planning School, which was a better fit for me anyway. Besides, I had more fun being in New Orleans. Right now, I am being my 3rd career and found where all of my experiences fit together, so your decisions are a part of the journey to the big thing you’re supposed to be doing.
You’re so very right. I think it’s important to remember that life is all about the journey, and we always find ourselves along the way. So what if there are still some things to figure out? I’m 34 and I still question what I want to do with my life.
Love that you’re doing a cleanse! Good for you! I did one once (about four months ago) and would love to do another. It was a great experience.
Also, I love the idea of making a board of life goals–I’m totally going to work on this, thanks!