Saturday, January 1, 2011

Clean Slate

2010 was a totally awesome and completely mind blowing year. I would have to say it was one of the most dramatic times of my entire life. I look back on it with amazement, gratitude and wonder. I have come SO far. Change is a wonderful thing. One tiny little step in a different direction can make a world of difference.

One lesson I keep learning (often painfully) over and over again is that all I need to do is listen to my intuition.

in·tu·i·tion
–noun
~ direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.
~ a fact, truth, etc., perceived in this way.
~ a keen and quick insight.
~ the quality or ability of having such direct perception or quick insight.
 ~ pure, untaught, noninferential knowledge.
~ a hunch or unjustified belief

Oftentimes I will dismiss my intuition or that gut feeling as me being crazy, paranoid or neurotic. Sometimes I probably AM being all those things. But who isn't at times right? It comes with being human I suppose.

I should say that my curiosity about certain things will sometimes cause me to completely ignore my intuition. I want to see what's behind ALL the closed doors rather than immediately walk through the right one the first time. Wouldn't that be incredibly boring? Making all the correct decisions the first time? How absurd ;)

My 6 year old self. Isn't she cute? Maybe I should cut my hair like that again. Bowl cuts are totally back in style right?
If I could go back in time, I would tell that little girl that she's going to be just fine. (There might be a few people I'd tell her to avoid, but then again everybody you meet usually has a purpose.) I'd tell her not to worry about a single thing and to just enjoy....which is what I'm doing now - 28 years later. 

♥ Here's hoping 2011 is as kickass as 2010 was! ♥

2 comments :

  1. I often think about what I would tell the little girl that grew up to be me, and you're right, it's usually that everything would be ok. I'd also tell her to trust herself. Great post.

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  2. So much better than just fine!!!
    I have dedicated a blog post to you because I think you kick so much ass!
    http://www.katewares.com/2011/01/06/creative-inspirations-4/
    Have a great 2011!
    =) Kate

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