After two nights of partying into the wee hours of the morning, I felt like I needed to come back to myself. There are so many things that make me who I am, but there are specific things that center me and give me the feeling that my life is on track. I loved going out, kicking it, and ‘living’ with my friends, but it was time to settle back into the things that bring me joy every day.
I love who I am when I…
- Wake up early.
- Take time to myself to reflect, meditate, or just be.
- Bask in the sun.
- Read a book that I’m convinced is going to change my life.
- Eat well and exercise.
- Conquer my to-do list.
It’s odd for me to think of these things as the things that make me who I am, because they’re so simple. I still dream of travel, financial freedom, and making a big change in the world, but the heart of me is my desire to be myself, love myself, and do my best.
This weekend was an adventure like I wanted it to be. Shit, my birthday’s coming up and the Cavs are in the Finals again – respect needed to be paid. I drank too much, made a few new friends, and let loose. I got dressed up, took too many photos, and smiled like I could light up the world. I felt alive in the moment, but when it was done, it was time to re-charge.
So, today it’s back to basics. I’m at my desk, writing to jazz radio. I finished reading another book this morning and did a full workout. I have more things to knock out today, and no plans to let anyone or anything derail me. Best of all, I’m moving at my pace again – slow and present.
What makes you feel alive everyday?