One year of thoughts and inspiration
Today I helped out my dad for a few hours.
I've been looking for small jobs to pay the bills while I am temporarily unemployed.
He offered the job of taking apart our old back porch steps, and so that's what I did!
Wow, it's hard work using a crowbar! Haha.
Today was kind of sentimental.. these steps that I completely de-constructed were the steps I walked on when I was a toddler.
Here I ate ice cream many times.
I sat on them just to listen to music when I needed to get away a little bit.
It's just weird to think that years ago when I was doing all those things, I never would have thought that I'd be where I am today. Much less, I would be the one to demolish those very steps in the future!
You could say I have a thing for nostalgia.
I have really been missing working hard lately- that's where I thrive and it's what I love. Nothing compares to the feeling hard work.
Sweat dripping, breathing hard and getting things done.
I really want to start working hard again.
I suppose, that can look different than I think.
Work hard at something you love, no matter if you put sweat into it.
At least you know you'll put in some tears.
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I never quite got myself around today. However, the day was actually more productive than some days when I take a shower, brush my hair, and do some dishes.
I spent some time outside, walking around my neighborhood and a local park with my best friend/roommate. A storm began, and it was absolutely stunning.
I wouldn't say I'm getting sad about leaving soon, but I'm coming to terms with the reality that: once I move on, it's over. This part of my life is a series of moments I will never get back.
I love my life right now.
It's time for adventure.
Maybe I'll come back one day.
It's all about perspective and seizing the moment.
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What's something that you've always wanted to do, but never seem to get around to it?
What's something you've prepared for, but never took the step to actually begin?
Friends, where is your time being spent? Is it on YouTube? Facebook? Sports? Shopping....?
Take 20 minutes the week to BEGIN something. Something you've dreamed of. Something you've longed for. Something....you've been scared of.
Just DO SOMETHING.
Life is not a stopwatch. It's a timer. Make most of the time you have, because it's going to run out. Someday you're going to sit in your house and look around at all the things you hoped to do or start, and realize that they have been sitting in your home and on your mind for years.
Make time to start. Never be bored.
All it takes is one little step, a few minutes, and determination. Never stop.
DARE TO BEGIN.
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The last few days of not having a job have shown me some things.
First of all, I really miss working. I am a natural-born hard worker, in fact it's what my name means.
I did a little side work the other morning and while I was doing it, I was thinking about how great it feels to have something to do/work towards. If I could volunteer full time and still have money somehow, I would. I want to live my life with purpose.
Here's to the next 365 days of writing and LIVING.
-Spending all my time indoors-
-Binge watching TV shows-
It's time to start something new.
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