Thursday, November 19, 2015
What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?
I wonder if I was asked what problems did I want to solve when I grew up vs what I wanted to be just how different life would have been and what it would have meant to me.
So her question has had me dreaming for I guess the last several months. I posted this photo and quote on social media the other day and it really ties in with the theme of today's post. I am 40 and I don't really know what I want to do when I grow up. I fancy myself a writer, a chef, a photographer, a tea enthusiast and about a half a dozen other things, but ask me what problems I would like to solve and that is a whole other ball game.
From the simple problem of where the heck are all my socks and spoons going, to world peace. My list is varied and shows my ADHD side. All that aside here is problems I work on everyday and take quite seriously.
Concurring my dyslexia: Every day I work on this and you may never know just how hard, or how long I work on this, chipping away at it day after day but I think I am getting somewhere with this problem. I retype almost every word and sentence I type. I read everyday now because I want to and not because I have to. I like to write, I like to share and I love to read.
Anxiety: This is a common problem many people face, myself included. I would love to solve this problem once and for all. I try a everyday. I have learned that to help manage the anxiety and day to day stress in my life, I have to make time and take time for me. Even if it is just a few minutes each day (sometimes I take way more) I started forcing myself to do this daily a few years ago, and I take photos of those moments. I started doing this to hold myself accountable for making and taking the time and so many of you have commented on how much you enjoy it, that it was very easy for me to keep going. I light a candle, I make tea, I use the good china and it is just for me. It doesn't solve the worlds problems but it does keep mine at bay for a few minutes each day. That and I have a great husband, kids and cats as well as friends who keep me honest and busy.