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I’m Going Pro…In Losing Things

Posted in Life by Nicki on April 27, 2010
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This is going to be quick – I’m supposed to be getting ready to head to work.

I had a conversation with a friend not too long ago about being “pro” at losing our belongings. A long time ago I responded to misplacing important possessions (such as my cellphone, iPod, my car keys etc. etc.) the same way that most people do: panic, stress, frantic tossing of every object in your vicinity – even if you KNOW the lost artifact doesn’t live under there. This is normal, I think. It’s natural to panic when you find that your purse has gone missing or that your recently purchased $400 electronic device has grown legs and walked off.

What is not normal is what I’ve started doing instead. What’s that? Nothing. I’ll look around and notice that I’m missing my Blackberry. I can’t remember the last time I saw it but I’m not the least bit concerned about it. Why? Because I lose things all the time.

All. The. Time.

Chances are that when something I own is “lost,” it’s really just been misplaced in my mess of a bedroom, or dropped into the floor board of my truck, or (and this one is easily the best) I never even had it on my person to begin with. So now, when something turns up missing, I just continue on with my day and store the loss of the object in the back of my mind. I’ll probably remember where I put it. Or it will turn up. Or, it’s lost.

So I’m a pro at losing things now. Is that a good thing?


Commandments For Life

Posted in Life by Nicki on April 27, 2010
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I got to reading posts over at the Happiness Project the other day about writing commandments for your life. I’m not quite done with my list, but I figured I could post it anyway for me to look over and I’ll post it up again when I’ve worked out the kinks and come up with a few more “rules,” if you will. Many of them are tied to my New Years resolutions, and a few of them I think I’ve already conquered…but serve as reminders in case I choose to forget. đŸ˜‰ Enjoy.

  1. Don’t take anything too seriously. You’ve made it this far, right? Everything works out in the end, trust that and just live your life.
  2. Make yourself happy. Don’t worry quite so much about what other people think or hurting other peoples feelings, it’s important but not nearly as important as doing what you want.
  3. Be great, don’t do just enough to get by. Being satisfied when you’ve done everything you should have done is one thing, being satisfied when you’ve done SOME of what you should have is another. Don’t just be okay, be great.
  4. Talk it out. With Mom, Sister, friends and boys. Don’t keep feelings bottled up inside or assume you have nothing important to say, what you feel and think matters, share it.
  5. Just do it. Don’t procrastinate and don’t fuss, do what has to be done before it has to be done. Doing things last minute has never gotten you very far, see #3.
  6. Don’t be so messy. Notice I didn’t say ‘be clean.’ Just keep the clutter to a minimum, do laundry before it gets out of hand and keep your folders organized — it’s easier to get things done when you can find them.
  7. Everything happens for a reason, and it works itself out in the end. Don’t worry so much about how what’s going on right now is going to change your life. Everything happens to lead to something else and in the end what is supposed to be will be…so don’t think about it so much.
  8. Settle. Sometimes. No one is a fan of things not going there way, but sometimes pushing against the natural flow of life to reach a goal, especially one you don’t know that you really want, will just stress you out and won’t solve anything.