Friday, February 24, 2012

Looking Forward, Looking Back...

Unless you're a new reader (and if you are, Hi) you know I love me a mantra.  It is a miracle I made it almost 25 years before discovering the power of positive thinking.  A miracle, I tell you.  I rely on my mantras in times of stress mostly.  But, hoo boy, do they help.  One of my favorites lately has been "I surrender."  I know some of you are rolling your eyes at this hippie shit, but just bear with me.  In my professional life, there is a lot of waiting.  Waiting to be paid (which is the worst), waiting to hear back from potential new projects.  Waiting, waiting, waiting.  In my younger, and more foolish, years I would obsess and keep myself up late wracked with worry.  Now, I do my best to surrender.  Even if I have to repeat the mantra 200 times (and that has happened BTW) eventually the weight is lifted.

It also works in the world of dating.  Lord knows, I'm shy, yet a good "you will not throw-up on your date"can work wonders before heading out.  I dare you to try it.  Double dog dare you.  I don't really know where I'm going with this other than to say you do not have to obsess and worry about things you cannot control.  There are other options.  I look back on all the hours I spent waiting for my phone to buzz with a text or call and I think what a waste.  Don't waste another minute.  Surrender...and let it all go.

Switching gears, here are some things I'm looking forward to this weekend:

1.  Spending the weekend (well, most of it) with two of my absolute favorite people.
2.  Sitting on a couch with said favorite people.  Couch dwelling was one of my favorite past times in college and I happen to know these two are champions.
3.  A long bus ride.  Just kidding.
4.  The Oscars red carpet.  Bring on the ridiculous dresses!
5.  Wandering the quaint streets of Philly.  I know, I know, Philly is a city, but it is seriously quaint compared to the hustle and bustle of NYC.

Happy weekend!

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