Note to Self (and anyone else who needs to hear it): Your life is what you make of it. You are 100% responsible for your happiness.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Don't Sweep with a Dirty Broom

Before you go trying to beautify your life's sub-sections -- job, love-life, relationships -- you need to clean up yourself first. Otherwise, you're just going to drag your "dirt" into those other sections and they'll never be what you want them to be. It's not them (the boss, the new love, or any other person you'd like to have a functional relationship with), it's you. And the sooner you realize that, and start working on cleaning up the "you," the more beautiful your life, as a whole, will be.
You alone are responsible for your happiness. You can make excuses until the cows come home, dwell on your past, or blame others for your current unhappiness; but only YOU can accept what it is/was, make the decision to move past it, and look eagerly into your future. Only you can grasp your life with both fists, take control over what it is, direct it toward what you want it to be, and take the first step to get there.

Only you.

So take that broom (that would be you) outside and bang the crap out of it until all the dirt and dust are gone, and it's nice and clean and in the condition it needs to be to do its job, and THEN go back inside and sweep all your rooms.

...This is my metaphorical kick in the ass for whoever might need it.

November was a doozy. I didn't blog once, and I'm not happy about that. (Notice how I'm not making any excuses about it, though.) I'm back in gear ... and apparently not in the mood to beat around the bush, walk on egg shells, or blow sunshine up any butts. I'm wearing my big girl panties. I highly recommend them.

I hope everyone has a great week! (And if you don't, really, whose fault is that?)
Rock your own world.


  1. YES!Thanks for that kick in the butt! LOL

    1. I like the Dirty Broom. There are many of us that cannot except the responsibility of "self-own happiness." I did realize quite some time ago, in order to be happy, I had to actually like myself first. Before I could continue on in life, I had to get to this point; except who I am and dig deep inside to find out who Julie is!!! Be positive and pass it around. Don't be a tag along. These are energy drainers...get rid of them. No excuses.
      Ok, now that we have solved the world, I have to clean the kitchen!

  2. Thanks Julie! You hit the nail on the head! (Sheesh... hammers, banging brooms, kicks in the butt... this is a dangerous blog. :))

  3. Well said Jen. I think all of us at some point and time in our lives need a little reminder that we as a person are responsible for our own lives. Life is what you make of it not the unintended consequences.


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