I’M BACK…! As some of you may have noticed, I took a month hiatus from blogging. Over the course of my blog, I have realized how challenging it is getting yourself to create a new posting each week. Maybe it is because I have turned my brain off and would rather mindlessly scroll through the meta picture or stumbleupon. In any case, I will find time to post once a week. Scout’s honor.
A couple of days ago, I cleaned my room. I know, alert the media, tweet it, post it on facebook. Although I am an organized and clean person, my room usually shouts otherwise. Whilst (is this a word?) I was cleaning, I came across some cherished memories that have been forgotten about due to the sheer amount of stuff that always piles up.
Among my discoveries, countless children’s drawings/paintings, Colorado trail maps, receipts from 2011, birthday cards from who knows when, Christmas presents that were never put away (although used), bobby pins EVERYWHERE, old scooter wheels, salt and pepper shakers, countless gift cards with a balance of $2.32 on them, an American flag, laminating paper, St. Patrick’s day stunna shades, and most importantly, the fact that I do indeed have a desk.
This got me to thinking why it is important to clean out your life. Whether that cleaning is physical, such as cleaning your home or mental, clearing your head to move on with your life. Such that, if your computer is running slow clean out your cookies and browsing history (I usually do this often). This works the same way as cleaning out your friends on facebook or real life. Some people are meant to be in your lives forever and if it is meant to be, you will find a way to make things happen. Recently, a best friend, who I lost contact with about a year ago (although we still text every once in awhile) made a point to plan a get-together. This gesture, although small, means the world to me in more ways than one. I have been best friends with this person since 8th grade. And clearly, we are not ready to clean each other out of our lives. Being such a practical/logical person made me start to think about how we all grow and evolve, which shows that we can adapt to the ever changing challenges that our lives hand out to us. Cleaning doesn’t mean that we have to eliminate something from our lives, it just means that we need to polish it in order to remember why it was apart of our lives to begin with (I know, I ended a sentence with a preposition).
I urge you to do this, look at the space you currently take up, is it clean? Is it organized? Is it exactly the way that you want it to be? You have to live the life that you want to and sometimes you have to work at it to make sure that your life stays on track and that you are following your dreams.
This post is dedicated to following your dreams and cleaning out everything/one that is going to get in the way of your dreams. I especially want to congratulate one of my friends, who after years of figuring out what she wants to do, has started pastry school. I can’t wait to see you on the Food Network.
Until next time,
The one and only (and 62 others who share my name)