Monday, April 23, 2012

Shaking Things Up

It is time to shake my life up a bit. School is letting out here soon and I need to make some changes in my life.

1. Change jobs
Well, kind of. I am going back to Brick Oven to be a supervisor down in their bakery. I am thankful for the time that I have worked at Walgreen's. I have met wonderful people who have blessed my life even for the short time that I have worked with them. I have also learned to be a couponer! Walgreen's was not a good fit for me, however, I do believe that I was supposed to work there for the time that I did. I do not regret working there. There are a couple of things that I am looking forward to with going back to Brick Oven. I am so glad that I will not have to work on Sundays anymore. I will also have nights off again! I will be making more money. Score. I will get to work with some of my favorite people again. 
2.  Music
I have decided to finally pick a major. About time right? I am going into Music. After much prayer and pondering I have been inspired to pursue music. I do not know what I am going to accomplish after I get a degree in Music but I know that the Lord will help me in whatever I do. I know that I am not the most talented musician but I love music. There is something in my heart that stirs when I pick up my cello or sit down at the piano. I feel joy and love when I play. There are few things in my life that speak to my soul the way that music does. In my journey towards this degree I decided it is time to take lessons again. I am honestly a little frightened at the thought. I have never been very technical and my teachers in the past (whom I have loved) have been very easy on me. It is time to push myself again. It is time to grow and change.
3. Eating Habits
I know what I need to do in order to be healthy. I was doing really well for months until the holidays came. I have had the hardest time starting up again. Why do I let myself get into cycles of patterns of self-destruction? I feel better when I eat good foods and exercise but yet time and time again I do  choose not to do these things. It is time to choose to be healthy. I can do it! I need to just keep going and not get discouraged when I mess up.  
4. Savings
I need to be better at putting money away for the future and saving up for things such as retirement, vacations, children, rainy days, braces (I am determined to get braces one of these days), etc. 
5. Cleaning
It is time to do some deep cleaning in my house.
6. Patience 
I need to be patient with myself and others. I struggle with wanting change to happen immediately. I do not give the ample amount of time that is necessary for change. I need to rely on the Savior's Atonement to work miracles in his own due time. I need to be patient with myself and not beat myself up when I fail. Failing is part of life. It is okay to fail. Really it is. It is okay as long as I get back up and try again. There are important lessons that can be learned from failed attempts at change. 

What things can you change in your life? Are you feeling that gentle stomach-turning nudge inside of you that is telling you that there is something that you need to be changing in your life? Do it. Try it. Even if you fail or have failed before it is okay to keep trying. 

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