Me, Myself and I
This title was just too good to pass up! G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha team up for this uber catchy pop hit "Me, Myself & I" that is a OF COURSE a Zumba fav. ;) It's Thursday, it's late and I should be in bed. But, after a kickass triple, yummy dinner (SWEET GREEN) and some quality time with friends I am too awake to sleep!
I'm a huge fan of self-reflection and self-discovery. I've read a million self-help books and I am always up for a chat about figuring yourself out, as it's a lifelong quest for me. I mentioned to my friend Colleen that I love running through this activity once every few weeks and checking in with myself. I realized I haven't shared those thoughts yet so I decided now was as good a time as any!
So it's super simple. Take the poster below, pick 3-4 random questions and answer with honest, stream of consciousness. It's amazing what you don't realize is going on in your mind! Here we go!
What do you want to achieve 1 year from now? 3 years? 5 years?
Oooh I love this one! I literally have 5 million goals I am driving towards at any given time in every single area of my life. One year from now I would love to be happily maintaining my goal weight, in a great relationship with my Renaissance man (smart, funny, all-around good guy that balances me out) planning our wedding. I have a ton of friends in various stages of wedding planning (and I am mildly obsessed with the show "Married at First Sight" - a topic for a future blog) so I think about weddings often. My ideal would be small, intimate, full of cute little touches that reflect us a couple and on a beach. I just need the people I love the most, a sparkly dress, good music, delicious cake and my super handsome groom - I'm easy! ;) From a career standpoint I can't see myself doing anything besides project management because despite the daily chaos I really enjoy it. From a debt standpoint I will be 100% debt free (how AMAZING does that sound?!) by July of 2017. I joked that I'll need to throw a party - perhaps the wedding can double as a celebration. LOL! Oh it goes without saying but once I know I'm in love and he's the one - I'm ready to get married. I don't need a long engagement, I don't need to spend every season with him - once I'm in, I'm in. <3
Three years from now I'd love to be in a place where I could scale back to working part-time so I could be a stay-at-home-mom. I can't wait to have kids and I want to be able to spend as much time with them as possible. I was so fortunate to have my mom available 24X7 and I think it made all the difference in how I turned out (and of course she is now my best friend so emulating her parenting is also the goal!). <3 Future husband would be a very hands-on dad and love our little house in the suburbs (I'm so not a city mouse). We'd be that family that has fit dates and I'd get to take all the fun 9am classes @ SP because of the free childcare. My little business idea might even take shape by this point (snacks on demand, the most amazing snack delivery services ever....entitled "Just a Taste". I already have the business plan in my head and the CFO on board!).
Five years from now I'd love to be fueling my awesome little family based off my passion for snacks, project management and writing. I have a million book ideas in my head and I promised my friend Crystal I would publish something, someday. At the moment it would be a collection of blog style entries with quotes and things that I hold sacred. In my head it looks gorgeous and I can't wait to share it! Lastly my parents 45h anniversary will be June 6, 2021 and I would love to do something really special for them to celebrate.
Sidenote: I hope I remember to update this blog 1 yr, 3 yrs and 5 yrs from now to see where I end up! :)
What are you passionate about?
So much! Let's see: fitness classes (not even joking I am obsessed with working out, lol), spending time with people who just GET me (4 quarters > 100 pennies!), baking snacks (scones are my specialty but I am also known for coffee cake/banana bread, a plethora of cookies etc.), finding ways to make delicious but healthy lunches and dinners, the craziness that is the TV business (a career I often laugh about ending up in!), watching a project (be it work or personal) come together and the sense of accomplishment and pride that comes with it, writing!, color-coded Excels (with pivot tables created for me because I'm a princess, lol), cute Bitmoji filled conversations and perfect iced coffee. I am always on the quest for the perfect cold-brew iced coffee!
What are the biggest things you've learned about life to date?
Oh man this could be a BOOK in itself! One of my favorite movies is "High Fidelity" so I will give you *Sam's Top 5 life lessons (in no particular order):
- “In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: it goes on”. Sounds simple and I know it’s a little basic bitch but it’s true. I love sunsets and sunrises because they are a reminder that no matter how good or bad a day is, it will have a beginning and an end. Nothing is forever and life will move on – with or without you.
- “If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door”. Similarly “If the train doesn’t stop at your station, it’s not your train”. I have spent a fair amount of my days willing something I want to happen SO MUCH then being SO DEVASTATED when it did not come to fruition. Guess what? I can reflect on every.single.one of those jobs / moves/ guys and say “Man I am SO glad that didn’t work out”. It wasn’t right for me. Perhaps at the moment it looked appealing, but from my current viewpoint it simply would not have worked with the person I am today.
- "Love Rewards the Brave" -I love me some Danielle LaPorte, especially in the form of a truthbomb. This is my favorite and also my favorite necklace!
- From Baz Luhrman's "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" (one of my absolute favorite spoken words pieces ever): "The race is long and in the end it's only with yourself". I struggle so much with comparing myself to everyone around me and wishing I could emulate them. It took a long time for me to be happy with myself and strive to be the best I can be. The girl next to you in class who is killing her burpees? Smile, compliment her and focus on yourself (keep your eyes on your own mat!). Show up to life every day and try to be better than you were yesterday - not better than the stranger next to you.
- "Remember everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something". Stay humble.
That was super fun! I need to do that more often, I am surprised at some of the things that I came up with off the cuff. :)