One of my greatest fears my entire life has been worrying about what other people think. I have always worried – at work, in my personal life with friends and family, and even strangers I don’t know.
I have made life decisions because of this fear. I have let it affect people close to me, and not in a good way. It is a bit like being in a prison in my mind!
Why do I do this? Who knows…maybe it is just the way I am.
Well – NO MORE! Now that I am a MAGS I refuse to let this affect my life any longer. I am finding that as I get older, I do care less and less what people think of me, but as of TODAY – I am not going to care anymore what people think of me.
Today – I become free of this (because I said so!). I am going to do things I want to do, I am going to not make life decisions on what others think of me. I am going to play 80’s music all day in the office, and dance around if I need to! If that is what makes my day better…then that is what I will do. I will enjoy every moment!
The Manchester Arena bombing this week shocked me. Yes, I know there have been other bombings, other major events where lots of people have died, but this week I have realised that life is short. I am sure the people who have lost their lives so early would give anything to have the opportunities we have today.
I, for one, fully intend on enjoying every moment I have on this earth. Of course, just because I am not going to stress myself out over caring about what others think of me, doesn’t mean I am going to go off the rails and do stupid things (well, I say that, maybe some things will be stupid!!), but I will stop worrying!
Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I am not going to waste any more days doing things I don’t want to do….this is it!
No, I am not going to become a hippy and weave baskets full time (although, that does sound nice sometimes, but being a bit of a workaholic, I do wonder if I would start getting stressed over how many baskets I could weave in a day!!)…I am just going to make sure things happen because they should, not because I am worried that someone might look at me ‘funny’.
I am, however, going to write more…I enjoy it….I have been putting it on hold because of life being so busy, but I fully intend on spending at least half an hour a day writing. It is so easy to get caught up with the day to day…it is easy to forget that we should be enjoying ourselves.
What will you do today? After all, it is the first day of the rest of your life! Lets do this!