Monday, September 5, 2011

Fundraising Success and Being Happy

Seeing as I've never raised money for anything except various clubs in high school*, this was a fantastic success for me. Honestly raising ten bucks is a success in my book, but $219 is amazing. THANK YOU to everyone who helped. This, coupled with a great night with good friends, made this weekend one to remember.

So hello, mid-twenties. I hope we have a great few years together, at least until you leave me crushed and broken on the floor crying and screaming "WHHYYYYYY?! I LOVED YOU AND GAVE YOU MY FIRSTBORN CHILD AND THIS IS HOW YOU REPAY ME." **

Now I'm thinking back to that post I did awhile ago about getting rid of junk and my current ultimate dream of having my own place. This needs to become official. I need to start a project. I need to be motivated and not just be all talk. The overarching goal here is to simply be happier. I'm 24 years old and I have the energy of a 90 year old. In fact I think I know some 90 year olds who have more energy than I do. What I don't know yet is how to begin. I'm sick of being blah half the time and just wanting to nap. I want to live instead of just survive. What's the point in any of this if you're just slogging through life when you only (knowingly) get one life? It's a waste, is what it is. Now since I have no real sense of how to start any of this, I'm going to just put down a list of things I'd like to accomplish, some simpler than others:

  • Do small things immediately (hanging up my coat instead of tossing it on a chair to hang up later, etc)

  • Exercise steadily

  • Understand and accept what's worth worrying about and what isn't (probably the most difficult for me)

  • Let things go

  • Get rid of unnecessary possessions

  • Go to bed earlier

  • Stop lamenting all of these glorious things I wish I could do and enjoy what I can do, right now

There will probably be more. I came up with those in about ten seconds so they could probably use some work, as some of them kind of overlap, but I think you get the idea. It feels good already, just to have something down that I know I need to work on. Some people go through this when they're already married/have kids/etc, so I'm glad I'm diving in early. Although I'll probably have to rework and add goals after the married/kids thing happens (?), but I think at that point it'll be nice to look back and see how much of this has stuck around. Ooh! I'd also like to completely revamp the site, although that isn't a particularly deep or life-altering goal, so perhaps I'll make a small, short-term list. Anyway, I'll be turning 25 in 364 days, so get ready for a road trip because I'm renting a car dammit.

* By various I mean one.
** How all my relationships end.

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