Living

How the hell are we??

My life has been a bit currrrazaaay lately (two syllables just didn’t seem like enough, ya know?)

I mean, I don’t even know where to start. I’m still teaching (I like to imagine myself as a non-magical Dumbledore). I am LOVING living alone because, well, naked cleaning. I am probably partying too much, but hey, it never killed anyone, right? (Okay, it’s killed a lot of people, but I’ve made it to 31 and I once attacked a toaster with a knife so I figure I’m lucky to have gotten this far). I’ve gone even blonder. I got my best friend a cat because I’m sound as hell. I’m getting a new tattoo. My friend had a baby. I’m getting another piercing. My cats have mastered teleportation (probably). I got a financial windfall and I’m planning to travel, maybe. Someone sent me flowers and I have no fucking idea who but my cat ate them. I FINALLY finished Ulysses. I started properly writing again and I love it. My friends are all amazing and I never need anything else as long as I have them, except maybe wine, chocolate and cats. And gifs of people falling over. I’ve been doing things I never would have done a year ago. I’ve opened myself up to new experiences, new people, new places. And it’s pretty great.

So that’s been my life. I’ve never felt happier. Sure, the anxiety kicks in every so often. I doubt myself. I doubt my decisions. But most of the time, I’m smiling. I’m laughing. I’m dancing to Carly Rae Jepsen.

That’s the thing about challenges; how you react to them is what defines you. Shit will happen. You can’t always prevent it from happening. But you can choose how you react to it. I’ve chosen to live. To really live. I analyse less and do more. It’s not always smart but it feels good. It feels right, right now at least.

Anyway, I just wanted to check in and say hello. I hope that you are having a peaceful day, whoever you may be and wherever you may be reading this from. Join me in some fancy internet tea and I’ll let you pet my cat which is not a euphemism, you deviant.

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20 thoughts on “Living

  1. dweezer19 says:

    Hi Janey! Iโ€™m so glad to see you and so happy to see you lloking so fantastic, Blondie! Life is a vast flowing river; and our wisest choice is to go with the ebb and flow. When you get too tired to swim, just lay back and float you reach a shallow place. Big hugs!

  2. Erika Kind says:

    Wow, looks like have not been bored lately. When I read about the flowers the cats eating them I burst into laughter. Yes, it is true. We have barely control over what life throws at us but always how we react. May I quote you with this line: Thatโ€™s the thing about challenges; how you react to them is what defines you.

  3. Brian says:

    Hiya,

    Great read.. Can’t agree with this enough, “Thatโ€™s the thing about challenges; how you react to them is what defines you”

    Loving your positive mindset..

    Brian

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