Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Who I Want To Be

I want to be a person full of joy and happiness.
I want to engage in the world around me.
I want to talk to new people, make new friends, try new things, go new places.
I want to always be paying attention.
I want to ask the right questions and learn from the right people.
I want to be always reading and learning, researching my new obsession.
I want to read books that I might not have picked out on my own.
I want to listen to music that wouldn't show up on my Pandora station.
I want to have parties for the rest of my life. Parties where I've made new recipes, mixed up a new cocktail  and invited a new person into the mix.
I want to say yes to invitations, even the inconvenient ones or the ones I don't think will be much fun.
I want to walk into their people's homes and try their new drinks and explore the nooks and crannies of their homes.
I want to peak into their closets and their bookshelves and maybe even their medicine cabinets.
I want to go watch people, the way they move and dress and dance and shop.
I want to look into their shopping carts and see what they are ordering.
I want to play new games with my kids and try new projects.
I want to take them on a road trip without a destination.
And I want to write it all down, and snap a quick picture.

2013 has left me breathlessly happy, and so today, even while I feel a little sad, a little out of sorts, I'm just thinking about my mission, my Personal Legend, and I'm embracing this feeling and feeling certain that it won't last long.

* between the Personal Legend reference and this post's quote , you might be able to guess what novel I'm teaching right now.


  1. "I want to say yes to invitations, even the inconvenient ones or the ones I don't think will be much fun."

    Oh my gosh, this is just what I needed to read. I have the (sometimes) bad habit of being a homebody and sometimes decline invitations just for the sake of staying home under a warm blanket with a hot cup of tea. Which isn't wrong, but it wouldn't hurt me to get out of the house every once in while. Haha

    Lovely post.

    xxx Sabrina

    1. Yeah, I really can't think of a single time I just made myself say yes(and actually do it) that I regretted it, but sometimes the prospect of a good book/movie in bed is a little too tempting.

  2. we've been house hunting and it was so interesting stepping into peoples homes, seeing what they do with a space, peak into their closets.. and on the occasion where we met a few, seeing who they were was just as interesting.

    1. isn't house hunting so much fun for that reason? i have decided that i'm finally going to buy a ticket to my town's house and garden tour just so i can be nosy.

  3. We always have our down days- reading things like this inspire you to pick yourself up again! Always say yes!

    Sarah XxX

    1. sometimes i just need to give myself a little pep talk. it did the trick, too.