(Y’all sick of me talking about seasons yet?)
My intuition is leading me to enter into preparation mode for this next season of my life. I have a strong, ever present feeling that the word for this season will be “learning”. It’s going to be good, and probably hard, but I’m looking forward to it nonetheless. Some categories I’m looking to focus on:
– finances: I have a very unhealthy fear of money. This fear is completely, 100% attributed to my personal history with the negative affects that money can have on relationships. I’m daunted by the idea of this unattainable financial frequency hovering above me, always there to remind me that I don’t get it and therefore will be living pay check to pay check for the rest of my life. Well, Unattainable Financial Frequency, I call bullshit. I’m educating myself about you and there’s not a thing you can do about it. Get ready to welcome me with warm, comfortable, secure, savings and 401k bearing arms.
– music: I go in and out when it comes to seeking out new music. Sometimes I’m all about it. I’m that annoying kid at the party that asks you your favorite bands, simply because suggesting relatively unknown bands for people to listen to gives me a thrill like no other. Other times I turn the music off for… oh ya know.. weeks at a time. However, after a recent assessment of my iTunes library, I’ve decided to get out there and seek out some new music again. Maybe this doesn’t seem like a proper “season of learning” category to you? Trust me: Music has always been my most admired teacher. My smartest, most sensitive, cord blazer wearing, pipe-smoking, smoking hot teacher.
– health: My body is important to me. It’s the thing carries me in it. I’m lookin’ to be good to my body. Which leads me to…
– cooking: First of all, shut up. I mean it. I really want to learn how to cook. Second of all, I feel like it’s about time. I’ve been living on my own for a few years now, and all I have to show for it is the ability to microwave, make spaghetti, put together a good sandwich, and work the coffee machine. Just thinking about all of the culinary skills I’ve yet to cultivate makes my head spin (and my stomach growl). Thank GOODNESS my beautiful friend Debbie has started her very own recipe and cooking blog! No pressure Deb, but I will be checking in everyday- my future as a Chef completely depends on you and your new blog :)
This list could go on and on and on, as I’m sure it will for the rest of my life (I mean, right?) This is just my convoluted way of acknowledging the stirring that I’ve felt in my mind and in my heart as of late.
I’ve never really opened my blog up as a place for discussion (other then that time I needed you to name my fish – thanks again, mom)… So, in an effort to see who’s reading this and to hopefully get to know you better, my question for you is : What have you learned lately or what have been learning lately?
I’d love to hear from you!