Note. To Self:

When I began this blog, back when I called it WholeyJeans, I worried about what would happen if I went back and read my first posts.  Would I want to edit them?  Would I find them embarrassing?  Would I want to delete some of them?

Now that I’m in it a while, I find I’m so busy trying to keep up on other peoples’ writing, I don’t have time to go back and read my own.  Yet when asked for whom I write, I answer, “Myself.”  So just in case my self should stop by, I’d like to leave a little note.

To Self:

I’m glad you’re stopping by to check out the blog.  I’m curious to know your thoughts, so feel free to leave a comment.

There are a few things I should probably tell you.  People are saying that you are too hard on yourself.  You should really lighten up.  After all, you do your best in everything you try.  Other things that people say is that you are hard-working, creative, dependable, responsible and wise.  I’m proud to say that you are my self, and if you insist on being such a hard-ass, I’m going to have to step in.

I don’t want to share rumors, but I’ve also been told you are quite the worrier.  I understand wanting to research and prepare before you move forward, but with all due respect, I think it’s paralyzing you.  It might be time to set aside the details and take some small steps.  Moving in some direction is better than not moving at all.  You don’t learn anything sitting still, you know what I mean?

That’s pretty much it for now.  I’m really glad you stopped by.  Keep up the good work.  I know it isn’t easy to balance time, bank accounts, family, health and recreation.  But if you keep doing what you’re doing, everything is going to be just fine.

Remember . . .

Be yourself. You’re okay. And it really doesn’t matter what other people think.”
— Taylor Schilling

Which is completely unoriginal, and very easy for her to say.  When you’re rich and beautiful and famous, I can imagine it would be a lot easier to not care what people think.  But it’s true anyway . . .

Peace . . .

 

 

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2 responses to “Note. To Self:

  • insearchofitall

    I like your thoughts on this. We all tend to be hard on ourselves. I looked back on the very first post I wrote. Wish I could trash it entirely but it shows how much I’ve grown. I read old journals and realized I was gripping (bitching) about the same thing, day after day. It was a wake up call. Hope you stop worrying. It’s a lot like sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair and wondering why you haven’t arrived in Hawaii yet.:) I finally gave it up. My daughter helped with that one. Your writing is good and gets better and better. It draws me in every time. I enjoy my visits here with you.

    • Jean

      Yes, I have to learn to let things go. It’s just part of me, I guess. If I let things go, I worry that I’m letting things get away from me. It’s all part of being in control, right? I’m a control freak. I recognize it, admit it, and might as well embrace it! LOL I think that’s what I realized about private journals, too — bitching about the same things day after day. Being public requires my thoughts to be more cerebral. I really like that part of me, and am glad someone else gets a kick out of it too!

      I enjoy our visits, too! 😀

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