Well, just finished participating in another AWESOME #epicchat – I am getting to the point where I will go NUTS if I miss it!! LOL! Plus, I haven’t been bloggin’ much, so I have TONS of stuff rattling around in my brain. My apologies if things are “off-kilter” in this post tonight! I get excited, OK!?
#epicchat was about making epic choices. I had started this post just before then, and coincidentally, that is what I had started talking about. Make the choice, and just do it!
It is a topic that has been coming up a lot lately! This concept of acting instead of talking about acting!
- We have mentioned it several times after spin class and again today after boot camp. Sometimes we wonder why the heck we go to these classes when we know that it is going to be a killer! We moan, we groan, but we go. They are getting harder and harder, we sweat more and more! But…as the question is raised, the answer is there – we do it because it is fun and if it were easy, there would be no point in going! We have complained about being out of shape and exhausted all the time. Well, we decided to ACT! We decided to get out there and do something about it! If our instructors weren’t changing it up and making it tougher, we’d bitch and complain, get bored, and quit. We don’t have an excuse NOT to go! We just decided to DO IT instead of coming up with excuses not to (and believe me, we could!)
- We have started this crazy idea for a business: Simple Life Celebrations. We don’t know what we’re doing. I’ve never been in “business” before. I’ve never made a website before. We have zero dollars to invest. We aren’t sure if people will actually eventually pay us for party planning or de-cluttering or personal shopping. But…we had an idea in December (yep, 4 months ago), we got excited, we’re good at what we do (no, we’re AWESOME!), we’re smart and fun and we can figure this out. We have jumped in with both feet despite what everyone thinks. It has opened our hearts and minds to infinite possibilities, so many ways to help people and DO WHAT WE LOVE! It’s hard, it’s scary, but…it’s so FUN! I’ve known people that have talked and talked about the situation they are in, the ideas they have to change it. Yet, there they still sit, not doing anything about it! Your situation isn’t going to change for you, YOU have to change it. Do it!! Don’t wait, just DO IT! 🙂 I got tired of that, so now, I’m doing it!
- Love – yep, I talk about that all the time. I’ve been so freaking afraid all my life to just LOVE. To take a chance and put my heart out there. Eep! What if it gets broken? What if he/she leaves me like all the rest? What if my heart gets broken? Yadda Yadda. Yep. I’m sick of it! I’m just going to LOVE. I’m going to shout it out to the world how much I love my husband. I’m going to love him with all my heart. My children will leave me someday, yep, more truth, but I’m going to hold on tight and love them like crazy NOW while I have a chance. I’m going to tell my mom and dad and my sisters and brother and my friends that I love them. Yes, love, not like. Who cares? If it freaks them out, well, ok. But, most of the time, they are aching to hear it. Everyone, I mean everyone, just longs to know that someone loves them. I’m going to post secret love notes and open doors and give rides and let someone in front of me in the check out line for people everywhere to try to just love my fellow man. It will spread…like wildfire!
- I am happy. Some days I’m not. Some days I have to kick myself in the ass or even someone close to me has to kick me to get me out of the pity party. I am just going to BE HAPPY. Even on days when I don’t feel like it. I’m going to act like it, and every time I’ve tried that, it works. I sign up for inspirational emails, I read amazing uplifting books, I believe in God, I ride my bike, I play on my computer, I hang out with my family and friends, I drink vodka, I watch movies, I de-clutter, I eat awesome food, I make love, I laugh out loud, I make new friends, I cry so many tears, I work on one of my many quilt projects, I get excited. I do whatever I feel like doing at the time. No regrets, no more. I just DO IT – I don’t think about these things, I just do them and don’t worry about what people will think or even what will happen.
I want to quote two particular ‘tweets’ from tonight’s #epicchat that touched me the most: