Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Confession Tuesday: Looking Up & A Quote Not By Meryl Streep
The best part of growing up and growing older is the realization that you get to choose how you spend your time and who you want in your life.
I confess when it comes to time, I realize I have no idea how many minutes I get on this planet, but I get to decide how I use them. Each fall I think about how I am spending my time and how I want to spend my time to make sure they are in sync.
I make sure that I am not *mindlessly* doing anything-- surfing the internet, shifting papers around, eating snacks. The day "can get away from us," as they say, but really, we are letting the day walk out the door without us.
Now that my workyear has restarted, I am trying to make sure I doing what's best for my writing and Two Sylvias Press, my two focuses when it comes to my work. Sometimes, I find I'm wasting time on Facebook, what do I do? Either delete a post, log off, deactivate my account, or there's this fantastic app as well, humorously called "Self Control" (you can download it here --; http://selfcontrolapp.com/)
I confess that Marilyn Monroe has been on my mind lately. Here's a candid shot of her at Costello's restaurant.
I could look at her photos for hours. Her expressions were always said so much.
I confess when it comes to friendships and relationships, I realize I can only keep the most kind, supportive, and loving people in my life. I am not a fan of drama or on-again, off-again relationships. I think the best of people and am a very open and trusting person if you're my friend. But every so often, I take inventory of the people I'm spending my time with and decide if it's both healthy and good for me to have that person in my life. If it's not, I create boundaries, borders, walls, and everyone once in awhile, large moats with well-fed crocodiles.
If you've ever seen Meet the Fockers, you'll know the dad (Robert DeNiro) talks about "the circle of trust." This cracks me up because I realize that I do have various circles of friends in my life and in my head, and these circles help me sort out what I can share with whom.
I confess a few weeks ago this quote was rounding the internet being attributed to Meryl Streep, but I connected with it. It's not her words, but it's a good quote for living a life:
“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do n
Life is hard enough as is. Be easy on yourself and each other.
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Written by Kelli Russell Agodon