I’ve officially moved! I have not officially unpacked.
Over the weekend we moved into a new apartment. We were looking for a house but after a pretty extensive search and much indecisiveness we decided to try living in a high rise and maybe continue the search next year. Change is good, and this place caters to where we are now. More sunlight, a more open floor plan but! we’ve downsized to a one bedroom with a den. We got rid of a lot of furniture and now we have to look for replacements but moreso storage options since we do not have a full room’s space to deal with. Here is a glimpse of our new view:
I’m very happy. We need curtains because it is too bright in the morning (I’ve been up around 7.30am and I normally sleep til 8/9) and I’ve been working extremely hard and til late trying to empty boxes and make in here decent by the weekend. I can’t deal with this clutter, I like organized clutter :). I’ll be back to posting soon but I just wanted to share what was going on. Have you been watching the Olympics? I’ve been sneaking in some while unpacking.
On a lighter note, I LOVE this commercial! Simply because it shows true human nature. Some of those things I see happening to me but fortunately none of them have. Enjoy!
I’m going to start off this post with what prompted me to write it – my broken nail. I find it a bit interesting that the same nail broke within less than two months. I don’t even want to ponder on why that happened… I’m more annoyed that I can’t keep a damn nail. In this post, I noted that I was trying liquid gel over my natural nails. That went left when I went for a touch up, she rushed it and I didn’t like the result after one week. So I removed them and then put on powdered gel. And this is the result. I just want nice nails!!!! Is that so hard? I have tried growing them again and again but I realised that the problem is I have my hands in water TOO much and that isn’t helping me at all. So I am going to remove the gel on my nails tonight and hope that Sally Hansen can get them to a nice hard length soon. I should also consider being more aware that these nails are not stone and can’t handle everything…
I don’t have much patience at all. It sucks but I’m coming to that conclusion. That’s good right? That I can acknowledge my weaknesses even though it may take me years to get them to a manageable level? Who knows. I’m a sulker. I sulk when I don’t get my way, but fortunately, I’ve been realising in my older years this doesn’t help shit either. So what do I do? Again, in my older years, I’ve been trying hard to pray for patience. Pray to be less stressed about that which I cannot control. Pray to be a stronger person. Pray for wisdom. Pray for humility, strength and guidance. No this isn’t about my nail anymore in case you were confused. This is about life.
Don’t sweat the small stuff… and it’s all small stuff. – Richard Carlson
Then why is it so hard for me? I’m still searching for the right answer. That will lead me to a peaceful, patient path in life where I am more relaxed. That tension headaches become a thing of the past. Shoot, I sound very controlling and anal. I’m not – at least not anal, I could take controlling. I just like order.
Change is inevitable. Change happens every day for us. Patience to see where change takes us is key. Patience to know if we’ve experienced a good or bad change and how to make it a positive experience for ourselves is important.
I sound rather pensive today. I am. I’m also tired and looking around at my empty walls of which I just removed all pictures and paintings and frames to pack into boxes for our move.
I like the change that’s coming. Even if it doesn’t go well in the beginning a lesson is always meant to be learnt from life.
Today is Ash Wednesday, Lent has officially started. As I attended Liturgy of the Word this afternoon, the message I heard was nothing short of what I needed to hear. Growing up in the Catholic church, you are taught to “give up” something for lent as our way of “suffering as Jesus did in the desert”. Well as adults, we could give up senseless shopping or bread or some other guilty pleasure we constantly indulge in. The homily given today expressed that we should not just “give up” something but look to change our lives for the better — “40 days of positive change“. Instead of being negative, critical and mean, we should look to be positive, be less critical and give of ourselves (volunteering). To step outside of our comfort zone and take small steps to changing our way of life for the better.
Whether or not you’re Catholic, or even religious for that matter, I’m sure we all have something within ourselves that we can work on to make ourselves better. This message was in keeping with my theme of “change”, that until I started writing this paragraph I didn’t realize was a major theme in my posts for this year. I wanted to start 24 on the right foot and 2 weeks after I’ve been given this message that seems sooooooo fitting for me right now. It’s not just a time to change the physical stuff but the bad habits and mentality that are often so hard to work on. We need to be more forgiving, less selfish and more patient. With all of the technology we have now, it’s hard to imagine how we used to deal before it all. We’ve become “instant” people forgetting that waiting sometimes is part of life and can help us to take a moment to look at what is going on instead of getting lost in why we haven’t gotten what we we’re waiting for yet.
So if you need a new challenge in life, try changing something within yourself. We all have bad habits we’d like to kick, maybe now is the time for you to give it a try.