I came across this blog on a social media page and it really caught my attention. It listed 6 questions that are meant to help you find your life purpose. I thought they were meaningful, reflective questions that I would benefit from answering.
I’ve always been someone who is negative and extremely hard on myself. If something doesn’t go perfectly, I blame myself and dwell on it. Instead of looking at positive things in my life, I focus on the negative. My mission for 2016 is to be a more positive, happy, and confident person. Answering these questions has helped me reflect and was a good start to my 2016 goals.
What would you do if you had six months to live?
I would spend every minute with my family traveling the world and eating whatever I wanted. Being that I have many things left on my “bucket list,” I would try to accomplish all of them while also going to as many concerts and sporting events as possible. I would live gratefully and happily. I would not dwell on how many days I have left, but rather live each day to the fullest.
My main thought would be on my son. I would teach him as much as I possibly could and build memories that he could look back on. At his current age he wouldn’t remember these memories, but I would put together a scrapbook that he would always have as a keepsake. It would be my mission for him to know that I loved him to the fullest and will always love him to the moon and back.
What would your 90-year-old self tell you to do?
Be confident – You will accomplish much more if you are poised and assertive. Don’t hold back because you are afraid to fail. In order to be successful, you must take risks, fail, and eventually succeed.
Don’t worry so much – It’s a waste of time to care so much about what others think. Make decisions for yourself without doubt and worry. Be happy with your personality, be happy with your body, and be happy with your life. God made you who you are for a reason. Take those qualities, own them, and conquer the world.
Don’t be afraid to go after your dreams – Every time you have a thought, idea, dream…go for it! You will live a much happier life doing what you want rather than asking “what if” and wondering.
What can you give yourself more credit for?
I need to give myself more credit for everything! I need to believe in myself as a mom, wife, friend, teacher, and person. I’m good at all of those things, but I don’t always believe it.
How would you be behaving if you were the best at what you do?
First of all, I would be grateful for the blessing. Secondly, I would share my talents with others and help them improve. It’s all about passing it on and helping others.
What do people thank you for?
This was the most difficult question for me. Honestly, the words “thank you” are not ones that I hear very often. I know my students are thankful for me. I know my husband and family are thankful for me. I REALLY like giving gifts, so I receive thank yous for that. 🙂 I was brought up to be a thankful person, which I think is an important quality to have. Unfortunately, I don’t think many children these days are taught that quality.
What is it time for in your life?
- Pursue things I’ve always wanted to do: photography and writing. Instead of saying “I want to do these things,” I’m actually going to do them.
- Train for and complete my third half-marathon
- Be the best mom I can be
- Be the best wife I can be
- Create and maintain friendships. I’ve been hurt by many people in my life who I thought were my friends. I put a lot into my friendships and like to take care of people. There have been many times when I have been taken advantage of and have not received the respect that I deserve. With those experiences, it has made me afraid to reach out to others in fear of getting hurt again. It’s time that I get myself out there, spend time with others, and make new friends. As a new mom, I need that “me time” and could use a friend or two to spend time with.
- Lastly, it’s time to work on me and believe in myself more. Less worry and extra happiness!
I am a LOVER of quotes!! After each blog I will end with a quote related to my writing. Here we go…
“Being happy doesn’t mean everything’s perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” ~Gerard Way