I’m a sap for inspirational quotes, anecdotes or stories. When I came across this quote I felt compelled to break it down and ask myself, what have I done in 2011?
So here I go, let’s see what I’ve accomplished…
Take chances – Check! I’ve always been extremely independent, so I’d say moving in with a boy was a big leap for me….saying I Love You…becoming a runner and completing two half marathons when the idea of running anything over a mile previously scared the sh*t out of me…Oh, and I rode a bike through the streets of NY yesterday – I’d pretty much say that’s taking a chance.
Tell the truth – In the work place, to friends and family, I’m pretty honest….
Date someone totally wrong for you – Well I guess it depends how you interpret this. I’ve been dating the same man all year (and we just moved in together a few weeks ago!), I think he’s totally RIGHT for me, but in many ways one could say he’s totally wrong for me. He’s completely into music and I listen to litefm and z100 (aka have no music taste); He loves SciFi, I like chic flicks; I wake up early to run, he wakes up early to go back to bed…opposites attract?
Say NO – I’ve stood up for myself in the work place and said NO. I’ve had to tell my friends and family NO to things when I just felt pulled to thin. I don’t really have a huge problem saying no, I’ve learned that I can’t do everything, I’m not superhuman.
Spend all your cash – a long expensive trip to Italy, buying my Garmin & Nook, jaunting down to Maryland for the weekend SOLEY to eat crab, new running shoes & gear…yeah I’d say my wallets on low!…I am a saver at heart though so this is always a tough task for me.
Get to know someone random – I’ve partially accomplished this by meeting some blogger friends, but I could definitely get to know more random people more often.
Be random – eeehhh I’m a planner, I’m not really good at this. I need to put it on my list of things to do…
Say I Love You – Done and done 🙂
Sing out loud – haha yeah, I feel bad for anyone who has to ride in a car with me….
Laugh at stupid jokes – Do my own count? Yeah I’ve done this. I’m pretty dorky…
Cry – I used to be embarrassed to cry, but now it seems like a regular activity.
Apologize – I admit when I’m wrong and unfortunately I’ve had too apologize a few too many times this year.
Tell someone how much they mean to you – Yes, I’ve done this. I was hard for me to open up, but it felt good. I should tell my parents though more often.
Tell a jerk what you think – I try to keep jerks out of my life…
Laugh until your stomach hurts – Done! Those are the best times, need more…
Live Life — I’m trying…
Regret Nothing – So far, no regrets, just learning experiences.
So, do you feel like you’re living life this year??? What have you accomplished and what do you need to work on? Test yourself!