When we learn to form questions, we are told to use the magic words: who, what, when, where, why, and how. I remember being in 3rd grade and having to write stories for class. We had to sit there and plan out all of those questions before we could start writing the story. So why don’t we do that for our lives too? We are so excited to make changes, to “fix” yourself, to make things better, but we don’t sit back and ask ourselves the simple questions. So I figure, since I am taking you guys on this emotional journey with me, to give you my answers.
When: Whenever I can get there
Where: Wherever I can get there
Why: I don’t want to wake up in the morning and complain. I don’t want to go to a job I hate for the sake of money. I want to do something that I love, and work my butt off for it. I want to wake up and smile instead of scowl. I want to be moving, not stuck. I want to experience. I want more out of my life.
How: 1) Exercise and eat right. I need time to be happy and the best way is to start taking care of myself. 2) Meditate. Read the Bible, pray, realign my faith and how that connects to my body. Try yoga. Try not to break my back in the process. 3) Rebuild friendships. There are people that needed to leave my life. There are also people that I removed because life was hard. Figure out who needs to stay and who needs to go. Be selfish when needed. 4) Give back. Volunteer for charities and non-profits. Help when people need it. Give my heart to people who need it. 5) Get out. Go for walks. See my friends. Get off my butt and out in the world. 6) Grow up. Move out and move up. Figure out the next steps. If it scares me, then it probably means that I should do it. Keep moving. 7) Don’t expect things to happen. Take the steps I want to take. Be my own advocate. I got this.
These are my questions. Now ask them to yourself. What are your answers? How long have you been working on them? Everyday is a process. It is a chance to work on your answers. But you gotta want it. It’s not easy, being your better self never is. But hey, you got this!
If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!