Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sprinkle in a Whole Lot of Love

There are times when I wish I could fix everything with hugs. But I have learned that everything cannot be "fixed." Some situations, like the loss of a loved one, come with pain that we have to deal with.

Because I'm one that focuses on solutions rather than problems, I get beyond frustrated with things I cannot fix. I've recently come to the realization that these things are like cooking. If you add too much salt, you cannot take it out, but adding a little bit of sugar can sometimes balance it out a bit. In these situations where pain is, you cannot take the pain away but you can certainly sprinkle in a whole lot of love.

One of those "adult" moments of clarity that I thought I'd share.

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I Don't Wanna Grow Up

Especially if that means that life has to get boring. It seems that that most perceptions of adulthood associate it with being hard and not fun. However, I beg to differ.

I'll admit that I've been resistant to becoming "an adult," and I've fought to hold on to my youth. Even though I'm technically considered an adult by age, I couldn't accept the idea of a life is supposed to be not fun, simply full of responsibilities and things you don't want to do.

I was comforted by this month's theme at She Creates Change: Play. Life doesn't have to be hard and not fun as an adult. It should actually be about enjoying life and living it with passion and love. Our homework this month was to think about ways to incorporate more play (things that excite us) into our lives.

If that wasn't enough, I found a similar theme happening in Erin Stutland's class. This month her theme is Pleasure. She also gave us the assignment of allowing ourselves to experience as much pleasure as we could.

I've taken my assignments seriously. This month, I've signed up for an S Factor membership (which I am SO excited about!) and joined Erin Stutland's Shrink Session class (which has been amazing!). I'm also excited about my new do (a new hair color AND highlights), which is how I know I've accepted fall. I also got myself a pay day treat: Forbidden Fudge nail polish, which tickles my fancy every time I look at it. (Note: Buying the polish is more financially friendly than getting a mani/pedi.)

I'm loving November!