What Do You Value in Life?

I’m currently on Day 4 of the 31 Day Reset Your Life Challenge.  I have to admit this is definitely an eye-opening experience.  I’m learning more about myself.  It’s easy to think of things in your head, but you receive a completely new understanding of yourself when you write things down and you can actually look at them.

For Day 4, we had to write down the things that we value in our life.  After writing down all of those things, we had to pick a Top 10.  I would like to share those with you today.  And they are in no particular order. 🙂

Love (Family, Friends, and Myself)

Health (Weight)

Honesty

Romance

Service

Leadership

Education

Financial Stability

Peace

Spirituality

I believe that over the next 27 days, I will have a better appreciation for ALL of my life’s values, and I’ll be taking the necessary steps to ensure I’m incorporating them into my life.  What do you value?  If you feel like you’re in a rut or you’re looking for some motivation, I strongly suggest you start this challenge.  You can find out more about it on my post titled “I’m Gonna Do It”.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

Who Am I Kidding?

In an effort to up the male population at my birthday party next week (YIKES!), I’ve taken to communicating with some guys that I haven’t spoken to in months.  Guys who are nice (in their own right), but nothing really popped off, there were no sparks, etc. 

Well, a simple conversation that started off with inviting one guy (I’ve mentioned him here-the one I met in ATL- and here) to brunch on my birthday, it ended in a TOTALLY different realm.  I will not go into too much detail (Southern Mom reads this blog), but I will say that he and I flirted incessantly and had a conversation that I don’t have with too many people…really with anyone.  We had a discussion about taking our relationship in a different direction.  His eyes were opened (I think I totally shocked him-and myself), and I have to admit I learned some interesting things about him. 

But I need to be honest with myself, this conversation is absolutely going NOWHERE.  I totally thought I would move my life in a different direction than I initially intended for it to go, but that’s not happening with ol’ boy; although he’s attractive, intelligent, witty, and has a lot going for him, we want different things. 

And since I’m doing the 31 Day Reset, there’s no reason why I should be moving backward, in any aspect of my life.  So, while it’s always nice to have somebody yummy to look at and have around, it’s not worth your morals, ethics, or beliefs.  It was fun, though, while it lasted.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

P.S. Oh, did I mention it’s Birthday Month?!?! 🙂

I’m Gonna Do It

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of speaking with an old co-worker.  He asked me if I was living in my purpose.  I said, “Yes! Well…I’m much happier now than I have been in a while.”  For anyone that knows me, you know I would LOVE to be a writer full-time, or least make money writing and doing communications work in some fashion.  I can say that I honestly love my job and my company, but it would be great to also earn a little extra change from freelancing. 🙂 

I follow @happyblackwoman on Twitter, and I have even had the pleasure of meeting Rosetta Thurman in person (not sure if she remembers, though).  She’s always so full of life and positivity.  I took one of her challenges when I began blogging.  (Remember #BloggingforBranding???)  I thoroughly enjoyed that challenge, and I am going to take her newest challenge, “31 Days to Reset Your Life”. 

Thirty is right around the corner, and while I have thought about the next steps I would like to take in my life, I haven’t sat down and really made a map.  (Yes, I need to expound on my vision board.) 

So, I will be embarking on Rosetta’s challenge.  My plan is to start this Sunday, on April 1.  As requested, I will be blogging about my experiences and revelations.  I may not be able to post them as often as I would like…but I’ll try! 🙂  If you’re interested in joining the challenge, visit Rosetta’s site here.

I feel like I’m beginning to come into my own as a woman (even though sometimes I feel like that little girl sitting in my mother’s living room watching “Blossom”).   Anything I can do to honestly help me become a better person, I’m all for it.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!