A couple things "came" to me during this time and I thought I'd share them with you.
First, we put off so many things that would give us pleasure because it's not the "right" time or some other silly reason. So, I'm vowing not to put off things I'd enjoy. I'm going to buy that boquet of flowers for myself cause I like having flowers around.
Next, we carry so many burdens and stress. We let the negative things we have no control over weigh us down and take the joy out of life. We let other people dictate our happiness. Well, from now on, no more. Or as the chihuahuas say, "No mas!" :-)
And, we need to take control of our lives. Sure there are things we can't control, but there is so much we can. We just don't. We (I) just let things happen instead of planning. And there's nothing wrong with being spontaneous but if we plan for things, we'll have more great happenings in our lives that we can look back on and remember instead of regrets.
So for me as a writer, this means I"m going to take a serious look at my writing goals, make some plans then get busy making those decisions happen. I've been letting things slide in that area, waiting for them to happen but no mas, I'm taking the bull by the horns. Ole'!
Here's the "No mas!" scene for those of you who haven't seen it.
What about you?