Going to keep it short today as I have a few freelance pieces I am working on in addition to cleaning the house for my sister’s arrival, grocery shopping, prepping meals for the week, etc. etc. etc. This weekend has FLOWN, and I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as needed.
Let’s talk about ambition for a second. As bloggers and blog readers, I know you are all ambitious people, looking to do new things, meet new people, and to learn tons in an effort to improve yourselves and the world around you.
Recently, my ambition and as a result, my overall character have come under attack. It has been suggested, in a passive aggressive sort of way that we are TOO ambitious, that the things we do don’t matter, well, you get the picture.
My first reaction, being the sensitive person I am, was hurt which swiftly moved to anger, and then after a massage and some time to reflect, it turned to pride. I have a lot going on. That’s what life is for.
Whether other people like it or not, I am proud. . .
-of the fact that I may work long hours but that a company full of people depend on what I do.
-of having spent over a year writing a blog that some people actually come back to daily (thank you!).
-of caring about my health enough to make the time to work out at least 4 days a week.
-of spending the time to create healthy, delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (most of the time).
-of the hours I have spent each weekend over the last 3 years volunteering.
-of the time and money I devote to causes that are important to me.
-of the friends I have made and kept and the new ones I meet all the time.
-of being able to plan some pretty fabulous vacations and other events while doing all of the above.
All of these things take time and effort. My schedule is packed. It might mean that I don’t have as much time to sit around watching TV or that I am not always available to be spontaneous or do things on a whim. It means I am living my life to the fullest and making sure that I accomplish what I want.
So now you tell me, what are you proud of today? I know there is something!
Has anyone ever criticized you for having a lot going on?