For the most part I'm seeing things like "Contribute, Live in the Present, Do more for others," among the obligatory "Lose weight, exercise more, be a vegetarian blah blah blah." Could it be that we are all finally pushing 30 and are realizing what we have or haven't DONE in our lives? For me, yes. I have done a lot for MYSELF, like traveling, getting married, accumulated things and experiences that made me happy - but what have I done for anyone else? I got nothin' to show for that!
Our quarter-life crisis at 25 (we all had one, big or small) seemed to be the point where we decided to "do us." It's the time in our lives where we are thinking, "Oh boy, I'm a grown ass man/woman and I am KILLIN it!" I sure was. I got married, moved across the country, and felt like every day was the best day ever! It was all about me and how I felt about life in relation to ME!
It's gotta be some sort of biological clock that's ticking, that's making me want to be less selfish and think more of others. Is this how moms feel or what? Does anyone else notice this change in themselves? I'm sure I'm being prepared for something big, *God wink.*
So for my goal this year, I want to become more involved in my church, by helping out on the operational side of it, or taking part in volunteer opportunities in the community. I know there are plenty of organizations I can volunteer through, but for me there is something about being connected through my church that appeals to me. It's a solid community that I can plant myself in and grow by connecting with others. I've never had that. At times it seemed forced upon me or "expected" of me... And if you know me, you know (like most people) I don't like to be forced or guilted into NOTHIN! So now that I've completed my "grown ass woman" stage, I'm ready to walk what I talk. I am a good person, I have a good heart, I am outgoing, I am fun (toot, toot) and I love life. I have a lot to offer and I'm excited to let GO of myself and let GOD use His unique creation to impact this world, however big or small of a dent I can make!
What are some of your strongest, most loved qualities about yourself? Sometimes we don't allow ourselves to toot our own horns, when in reality, your greatest qualities can be used for the ultimate purpose! Tap into that, y'all, see what you uncover.