What Would You Fix?

I recently came into a situation where I had to actually sit down and honestly and seriously think and identify one part of my life that needs real fixing. I thought about all the usual suspects – family, relationship, career, myself… And realized that there was nothing. Well, some aches and pains in this old girl, sure. And more money would always be welcome.

Other than that, it almost seems I’m functioning at optimum haha. I’m happy with where my life has taken me so far, and will continue to take me (actually I don’t know anything about this part, and that makes it all the more exciting for someone who loves the thrill of adventure hehe). I’m surrounded by people who absolutely love me, because I choose to be surrounded only by people who absolutely love me. Every day I wake up happy to pursue my passions and know I’m making a difference in this world, and go to bed feeling fulfilled and very loved (thanks to a personal bolster thing), but also excited about the future.

My only insecurities can be counted and deposited into the bank, or massaged away. I know who I am, what I’m like, what I like and dislike, what I want to be more like, and who I want to be when I grow up. Almost. I’m still keeping my options open. Like figure skating on ice-cream. One day, that’ll be a thing.

It’s probably a good place to be. After all, I’m the youngest I’ll ever be right this minute, there’s so much more excitement to expect in the future. Then again, I’m also the oldest I’ve ever been so far, so maybe I should have gained *some* wisdom at least haha.

What about you? What would you fix? <3

Stop Spending & Start Living

Of course, I *try* to stay abreast (tee hee) of industry news, but seriously, reading articles with words like “ad spend”, “regional networks”, “2016 outlook”, “fourth-quarter earnings”, “strategic priorities”, “fast growth markets”, “investment management”, “global trends”……… *YAWN*

Many years ago I made a promise to myself to never work for anything with a bottom line to protect, or a profit and loss sheet to balance. And every day that I’m not doing that, has been a good day worth living.

Maybe one day the world will realize that a meaningful life is OUT THERE, not in a hierarchical boardroom, not in a fancy branded store, and most definitely not in that wad in their wallet.

Consumerism is so out of whack. Here, almost everyone’s lifestyle revolves around activities and services that require money. Why do we pay others to do things we can do for ourselves? Why do we pay to be entertained, pay to be fed, pay to work out, pay to hang out, pay to be pampered, pay to feel good about ourselves?

The best things in life are free. They’re just waiting for you to stop spending to discover them.