Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dare 3: dare to be the person you dream of being

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Okay, first off, yes I had a birthday last week, and it was so lovely that I've decided to keep the celebration going for the rest of the year! Friends have been warned to have cake ready. Pretty good idea eh...we'll see how it goes.... Birthdays remind me that time is passing, and I'd better get my butt into gear if I want to accomplish certain things and be the person I wish to be.
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Licence Plate Clock by Platesttrends
(I have to be honest; I'm skipping some sections of the book we've been following - those sections that cover not procrastinating, those that cover career goals. Being the person you dream of being seems more important to me than achieving 'things'.)

When thinking of qualities I'd like to display, I've always found it useful to ask myself questions like, 'How will I be remembered?'.
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Clock Corset from VW Corsets
So here are a few of the qualities I'd like to develop or enhance -  you'll know yourself what qualities you desire.
  • Be able to let go of long held perceptions of myself and gain the freedom to try more new things every day.
  • Become more patient and more forgiving of myself (this is a difficult one for many of us) and others.
  • Not be afraid to share my laughter and positive vibes with the world without worrying about other's perceptions.
  • Be eager to experience new things, making life sparkle with unanticipated experiences.
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Assemblage Clock by The Urban Recyclery
 
Sometimes I need gentle reminders to keep me on track and birthdays are the perfect time to reflect.

12 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Totally inspiring post, darling... Happy belated birthday!
And how fabulous is that corset?

xoxox,
CC

Jessica Cangiano said...

Happiest belated birthday wishes, dear Crissy! I truly hope that your year ahead is as lovely, special, and fantastic as you are!!!

♥ Jessica

Myrna R. said...

Wonderful thoughts Chrisy. I'm with you on not making 'things' the important factor in my happiness. Birthdays sure are wake-up calls to get us on track. Happy Birthweek!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Happy belated birthday! I say cake all year long is a great idea!

And the qualities you want to develop and enhance in yourself are all great ones-- and ones that I can definitely use on myself!

xoxo jj

Optimistic Existentialist said...

So inspiring and beautiful :)

Imogen said...

Happy birthday (I know I am a bit late!). This is a really relevant post to me at the moment. I have so many fears and so many excuses for everything in life. I know I am really holding myself back from the person I want to be. It is something I want to work on this year.

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cabin + cub said...

Happy belated b-day!!! And I say hurrah to extending the celebration!!!

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