It's the first of the month. For some reason, I always feel renewed and refreshed at the start of each new month. It's another opportunity for me to re-evaluate and correct mistakes. It's like having a mini New Year's Day twelve times a year. I guess I should explain a bit more, eh?
I'm pretty good at starting things, but I can practically almost never complete them. Monthly exercise challenges, craft projects, blog series (other than Monday Musings), just to name a few. It seems like the only things I can finish are books, movies, and television shows on Netflix. So I'm chalking up my lack of finishing things to complacency. I've realized over the past month that I have been so complacent. Too comfortable with what's going on and where I'm at in life. I practically lost my drive and eagerness for moving forward in life since I graduated college in May. But gosh darn it, I'm getting it back. I really have no other option at this point.
My revelation came about after joining a small group at church and reading both The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. *Disclaimer: If you have not read either of these books, I demand you read them by the end of this week.*
These books seem like they should be on opposite ends of the spectrum -- one detailing the last few months of a man's life and the other highlighting an ambitious woman's passions and rise to fashion industry success. In all actuality, they're pretty close in what they stand for. Each book highlights achieving dreams through persistence, preparedness, and productiveness.
In order for me to crawl out of this ditch of self-pity, I've got to do more to be better prepared, more productive, and insanely persistent. I have to be "hungry". Not physically hungry, but the metaphorical hungry. I have to want more for myself! I mean, I have to help myself in order for others to help me! So, if I really, truly want to be in a graduate program this Fall, I have to bust my butt over the next three weeks studying and putting together two application packets. If I really want to move out of my parents home and into a decent apartment by August, I have to stop purchasing clothes, shoes, food, and trinkets anytime I have a few dollars in my pocket. If I want to look good in one of those tiny Victoria Secret swimsuits when I head down to Mexico later this year, I have to start exercising more than just a few continuous days each of the month. If I want my skin to actually stay clear, I've got to take my medications as prescribed. If I want better job, I have to be a bad ass at the current job I have. If I want this blog to actually be of some value to more than just myself, I have to nourish it and decide it is of some value to others.
You're getting what I'm saying, right?
In order for me to achieve anything that I'm actually interested in, I have to first, be hungry enough and then take positive steps for to tackle each task along the way. I've got to set the bar high and I have to be dedicated to going above and beyond.
Everything I just said above is why I truly enjoy the beginning of each month. I have another opportunity to get things right this time. I have the opportunity to go above and beyond the bar.
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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