Making It

Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed thinking about all the things I want to do with my life. Get certified as a yoga instructor, practice yoga every day, advance my career as a writer so I can write about the sort of things I care about, maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, buy a house, travel, travel, travel, hike more often, spend more time with my friends and family (including those who live farther away), write a book, maintain a blog, find new hobbies and so much more. Where does one find the time for all of these things? Or the energy for that matter? I work a 9 to 6 with an hour commute each way. Plus I just got married, and I’m at a point in my life where time with my husband is precious, so in addition to the weekends, the few hours I have after work before it’s time for bed are typically spent with him. So that leaves the mornings. Sometimes I’m really good at getting up early and squeezing in an hour of yoga before I have to get ready for work. Other days not so much. Especially lately. I’m a Florida girl and its freaking cold right now, and leaving the warmth and comfort of my bed in the morning is a lot easier said than done. Hell, it’s not even that easily said if I’m being honest. As important as it is for me to practice yoga and what not, I know that I’m not going to get out of bed when it’s cold out.

I know what you’re going to say … If it’s that important to you, you would suck it up and get out of bed … Right? Well, yes. But here’s the thing. Life has a way of fooling us into thinking that there will always be time to do these things. One might say, Oh, I’ll just do it tomorrow. Or, This is a busy time in my life, I’ll do the things that are important to me when life settles down. Or in my case, I’ll get up and practice yoga when it starts getting warmer outside. Well I have news for you (and me!), if today you’re saying that you’re going to start tomorrow, what’s going to stop you from saying the same thing tomorrow? Life is like a runaway train. It never settles down. It moves quickly, and before you know it, there is no more time, and all those things that were so important to you slip away, and regret sinks in. And finally, winter is kind of a constant thing in this life. It will be here for an entire season every year and if I halt my goals every time it comes around, I’ll get stuck in a cyclical pattern of never quite accomplishing them. I don’t want to fall into the trenches of living a life that isn’t full of accomplishment, and the fulfilment of goals. I want a rich life that includes love, happiness, family, success, and fulfilment. So I have to stop being lazy, and just do it. I have to make time for yoga and everything else that I want to do. I have to set aside money if I want to buy a house. I have to make good choices if I want to live a healthy life. I have to put in effort every day.

So, this is me getting started. This will be the first post to my regular blog Making It. The blog is going to be all about my journey in life as I find balance in everything that’s important to me – love, family, aspirations, work and more. Here, I will chronical my struggles, my failures, my wins, my happiness, my anger and my sorrow. This is the start to the rest of my life, and I plan to take it by storm.

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