Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Smash Face!

I don't know what's going on with me lately but I look like this!

At work this is how I feel. I look outside, then move closer to the window, closer, until I look like her. Dreaming, hoping to get outdoors and be creative. I've worked indoors my whole life, clothing store manager, banking, office manager...I feel stuck! Don't get me wrong, I feel so grateful to have a job, especially now, BUT......

I want to feel a purpose, a sense of making a difference in the world. I want to be creative. My whole life has been spent with figures & numbers. Which always shocks me since I HATE math, calculations and things of that sort. But that's what I do, that's what has paid the bills.

I have dreamed a lot! BUT....

Like the picture says, why do I stop myself? It's weird, when other people have hopes and dreams I can help, encourage and push them. My dreams on the other hand, I sabotage. I've been writing a book for a while now (one of my biggest dreams) BUT....I always find things to side track me. It feels like I will never be able to finish, so I go for the quick fix (I'll Blog instead). Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to Blog, BUT....I told myself I would set a schedule and write 30 minutes everyday until my book is finished. BUT....it's easier to put it off write a quick little short story on my Blog and then of course it's too late to work on my book.

Now, do you see the pattern developing here...BUT...BUT...BUT? I need to eliminate the BUT's from my life and then and only then will smash face end and my dreams begin!

So for all of you SMASH FACE...BUT people out there, try to join me in chasing your dreams by eliminating the BUT's!

Dreams create the ability to see beyond our current situations to the hidden possibilities deep within us.
By: Lisa Petrarca

17 comments:

~Trish~ said...

Smash Face....I can relate :) Hang in there!!!

Linda said...

Hi! Just stopping by from SITS.

Linda at idaretocompare.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

i used to be that smash face too. i was working as a marketing assistant and before that as a fashion store manager...

i wanted to get out, to break out. i felt like kept in a cage.
so on one hand it was luck that the company i last worked went bankrupt - i was free.
of course i don't want to say, get rid of your job, no, what helped me through the rough times when i was working was simply silence.

i went out into the nature, a quiet place and listend to myself.
and i really can recommend that. we all live in such a fast world, it's hard to be able to really listen to yourself.

i can recommend "The SEED-Handbook - the feminine way to create business". i'm planning my own business, but i think this book is also great if you want to get to know your dreams better. (www.seednetwork.com)

ok now that is a long comment... ;)
wishing you a great day!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Just go for it girl! See we can all push you like you do others! Good luck and HI from SITS!

The Redhead Riter said...

Definitely a smash face!

Enjoy a Tremendous Thursday!!!

thatgirlblogs said...

All I know is the days are flying by while you and I are smash facing. Time isn't waiting, so why are we?

Maricris Zen Mama said...

I would love to do this with ya sister! We all get to a point when everything is boring and uninteresting. It's just crazy!

Crystal said...

Stopping by from SITS...I too am a SMASH FACE...BUT, kinda girl. I'm slowly but surely taking steps toward what I want to do though. :) With God's grace, maybe we can all make it!

La Belle Mere UK said...

Hi! I can soooo relate to your post today! I have smash face to! I am trying to write a book but keep getting distracted and doing bloggy things instead!! I tooooo keep saying I'll do 30 minutes a day and then don't. Sorry, getting excited because of the similarities!!! Let's vow that tomorrow we will not be SMASH FACES!

Stopping by from SITS.

Bec xxxxx

FranticMommy said...

Holy Mudballs. Lisa. I read this and I just got CHILLS. It was like I just wrote it! I am in the same boat as you. I have a job ( a good job) but I am burnt. I have smash face ALOT. I write, I create and..but have had trouble with getting motivated enough to either.I could go on forever, but I'm running out of room. Advice:Align yourself with a like minded person. Together you will motivate each other. You ROCK!

FranticMommy said...

sorry..me again. I've spent alot of time reading this lady too (Barbara Winter)www.joyfullyjobless.com

koopermom said...

Perfect post for me today!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! and here's to both of losing the SMASH FACE!!!

Summer said...

You took the words right out of my mouth...

Which is why you must continue blogging!

Bethany said...

I can definitely relate to that- very cute picture!

Helen McGinn said...

Oh yes...I know that face. *L* xx

Aunt Julie said...

SITS sent me by...and I'm having a giveaway where EVERYBODY wins, so please come on down!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you strive for your dreams!