Sunday, September 11, 2011

Trying to get out of the corner...

This is a rather odd first post for my Chicago blog, but right now the reality of this big change in my life is hitting me. I'm excited, but I'm scared. I'm alone. My dad is back home and it's just me.

Everything I've ever wanted and everything I've ever been of afraid of are staying me in the face.

Today was an "I'm scared and can't handle this" day. I didn't fulfill one of the goals I had for this week. I chickened out. Retreated into my corner...something I'm learning how not to do. I guess it's fitting my blog about my life up until this point is called "around my corner". Now, every day, I'm reaching out to see what's beyond safe borders. Already, some days are better than others. It's a struggle to always be up for the task. One step at a time. Successes along with failures.

So, as I embark on this life-changing journey, here are a few ideas I've come up with for things I can do when all I want to do is hide in a corner of fear:

Listen to uplifting music

Get OUT of bed

ANSWER my phone

CALL a friend

Read a good book

Find 1 reason to be happy

Pick 1 thing that's scary and do it anyway

Make a green smoothie

Take a walk

Put on lipstick

Try a new place to eat

Find something to take a cool picture of

Read my scriptures

Get on my KNEES and pray

Remember, one day is just one day...if I fail there is always tomorrow

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post Clarissa! I needed that reminder. I hope you are doing well! This is Michelle from our Freshman dorm. I totally know that feeling though. I just finished grad school and you will have lots of those moments. It is so so great to know that we are only a prayer away from peace and comfort. I am so excited for your new adventure! It is so exciting/satisfying to move to a new place and make a new life for yourself there, establishing yourself and making it home. When I moved to DC not knowing anyone, what helped me the most was the reminder that it takes time and to be nice to myself. Take care!