100 Days

By CreativeWings, 26 September, 2011

It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you. – Lillian Hellman

As of September 22, there are officially 100 days left in this year.

100 days to learn something, experience something, donate something, accomplish something.

Way back in January, you probably made some plans for things you’d like to do. (all of us do it) However, one thing or another has happened to keep you from doing it.

So, consider this your 100-day alert!

Start today! Make a plan to set yourself on the path towards the goals you’ve set for yourself.
Don’t know where to start?
Write down what it is you want to accomplish. (see, you’ve already begun to take action!) Then make a list of the steps you need to take to achieve this. One of your tasks may be as small as making a phone call or doing internet research to find out what you need to do.
Each day, work to check off one of the things on your list – you’re on your way!

Imagine how great you’re going to feel when the end of this year rolls around in 100 days, and you can say that this year you were successful in achieving the goals you set.

You can do it. Just begin.

I have to go; I’ve got plans to make!

Growing Pains

By CreativeWings, 28 August, 2011

“The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.” ~Barbara De Angelis

In an effort to be more open to what the universe has to give me, I got on the train this morning and the first thing that I read (over the shoulder of the person sitting next to me) was:

Make room for growing pains.

Really, she was reading a page a day inspirational book, and that was the thought for today.
I tried to read what the passage said, but she had finished the page and moved onto the next one, and I didn’t feel comfortable asking her to (1) let me read it or (2) paraphrase it for me.

So, here’s one take on what this means to me.

Sometimes our lives remain very much the same, we go to work, take care of our families, take care of ourselves (hopefully) and days, weeks, and months pass us by with very little change. In this scenario, the growing pains may be what you are feeling because nothing is changing or challenging you and you have that nagging feeling that you could be doing/learning/achieving more. The pain may come when you are not sure what it is that you want to do OR it may come when you DO know what you want to do, but it means that it will shake up the nice routine you have going.

Change, while inevitable, is difficult.

The idea of making room for growing pains, to me, means allowing for the natural evolution of who you are and who you will become.
It means noticing when you, or a loved one might be experiencing growing pains and then taking the steps necessary to nurture this growth.

That’s what the universe brought me this morning. I think I’ll work on making a little room for my own growth.