Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Free Will Astrology: Wait Until My Feathers Grow Back

Aries Horoscope for week of June 21, 2012
Verticle Oracle card Aries (March 21-April 19)
Swans, geese, and ducks molt all their flight feathers at once, which means they may be unable to fly for several weeks afterwards. We humans don't do anything like that in a literal way, but we have a psychological analog: times when we shed outworn self-images. I suspect you're coming up on such a transition, Aries. While you're going through it, you may want to lie low. Anything resembling flight -- launching new ventures, making big decisions, embarking on great adventures -- should probably be postponed until the metamorphosis is complete and your feathers grow back. (Free Will Astrology, check them out)

See, I shouldn't hold much stock in horoscopes but I feel like these ones in particular tend to "speak" to me. I have a difficult transition happening in, oh, less than two weeks now, and I am none to prepared or ready for it. I am ready in the sense that I need to get out of my current grind and am ready to embark on the next phase but completely unread in the sense of moving into a comfortable or familiar environment. The thought of running for the hills has entered my mind! Well, I will be driving through the hills soon enough but that will be another story.

The horoscope above reminds me that I just need to take some deep breaths, settle down, and don't do anything I am not comfortable with. I have the vision of what I want things to be like but reality is one swift little bitch and I know that I need to take my time and explore my options.

I do find it ironically funny that I can move across the entire country and have no problems yet trying to move just a few states away is presenting more challenges and emotions than I ever though possible. Perhaps it is just the world reminding me to settle down!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Serenity Prayer

I have been reciting the serenity prayer all day and it was not until I looked it up that I knew the proper name.

The best-known form is:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

This has been widely used in religious as well as twelve step recovering programs but I think this is something that we should integrate into our daily lives as well. I have everything to be thankful for right now and nothing to look down upon even as I face the facts that my transition, which has not even properly begun yet, to a new state, city, and job, are more difficult that I had anticipated. None of this is end of the world but it is challenging me to remain calm and at peace with the rest of the world.

Packing has begun. People are buying my things. Cleaning...well, it will commence later this week. Beer and friends are also planned for later this week.

I may need a LOT of beer and friends.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

One Post, Weekly Update

Nothing much to report in my little neck of the woods. This week has been incredibly trying to say the least. I started out with a positive attitude and by 9:16am on Monday morning, I was done for. It has progressively gotten worse however today fared in the neutral category which I consider a step in the right direction.

Instead of dwelling on this week and the fact that I move in a little over two week yet do not have a home, I just refer to the jukebox forever playing in my head. Today's song: Titanium by David Guetta. Have you heard it? Oh, I am not a techno fan but this one has a great beat and perfect lyrics to belt out in the car at the top of my lungs. I am very much ready for my long drive south!

I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose  
fire away, fire away  
ricochet, you take your aim  
fire away, fire away  
you shoot me down, but I won't fall  
I am titanium  
you shoot me down, but I won't fall  
I am titanium

Cut me down, but it's you who'll have further to fall  
Ghost town and haunted love  
Raise your voice, sticks and stones may break my bones 
I'm talking loud, not saying much

Stone hard, machine gun  
Fired at the ones who run  
Stone hard, as bulletproof glass

I am titanium.

David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia) by DavidGuetta-Official

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Quotes of the Day: Going the Distance

Cause I (we) all need a little fun and inspiration mid-week! 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
- Lao Tzu

“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”
- Madame Marie du Deffand

“The essential thing in life is not so much conquering as fighting well.”
- Baron De Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games

"Tough times don't last but tough people do."
- A.C. Green

"Whatever you can do, Or think you can, begin it. Boldness has power, and genius, And magic in it."
- Goethe

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June Goals....Act Like It

I am moving in a month to a very warm place. The summers are known for being hot and humid while the rest of the year is pretty much perfect. Currently, I am relishing in the fact that in Michigan, I can hide in some more comfy and bulky clothing. Since April, I have only lost another two pounds.

My new home means a lot of lighter clothing and much more revealing in the sense of skirts and sleeveless blouses. I'm just not ready yet! I was working on feeling better in my body over the past month but as the last two months have brought job changes, apartment researches, and money woes, I have become more stressed out and turned to eating comfort foods. The weather over the past week (mid-60's) isn't helping any. Add into the fact that I have a lot A LOT of going out to do before I leave and, well, I foresee lots of potential landslides.

For example, today I went out with one of my closest friends because we both needed to relax. Relaxing meant movie (candy, soda) and then grabbing some awesome bar food and beers. To say that I feel sick NOW is an understatement but damn did it all taste good going down! I guess that is how all bad things are; what feels good now may not feel so good later.

The biggest learning curve is to stop doing the good stuff that temporarily feels good and realize that it may be bad in the long run. I spent the last few days eating lots of sugar (PMSing & stress, great combo!) but I feel like I am just hurting myself. Each day that is not full of water, vegetables, fruits, and protein, I know my body is going to pay the price later. My body is currently bloated, thirsty, and tired. I am also fighting a nasty little cold that is trying to kick all my healthy cells out!

So my new resolution for the remainder of the month is to remember how I feel when I treat myself well: healthy, strong, confident, happy, and social. When I eat horribly (greasy food, doughnuts, candy, roasted marshmallows) then I feel sloppy, heavy, and miserable.

Common sense, right?

Referring back to my post title, my June goal is to treat myself better. I put on my whiteboard the other day; "I am a fucking adult. This is ridiculous." which just means that I need to remind myself that I should be much more responsible for myself and take better care of myself. The older I get the more I realize just how important small actions are in the grand scheme of things. So for June....act like a fucking adult. 

....and hold dance parties in my living room to "Call Me Maybe" like I just don't care....