Monday, December 21, 2009

28 til 30

I'm doing a bit of catch up here, so bear with me!

Fear: Becoming stagnant! The dictionary defines this as: "1. Not moving or flowing; motionless. 2. Foul or stale from standing. 3. Showing little or no sign of activity or advancement; not developing or progressing, inactive; Laking vitality or briskness; sluggish or dull." Now, this fear isn't specific to 30. Rather, it's always been something I've avoided at all cost. Sometimes (okay, "often" is more accurate) it leads me to burn by candle at both ends in an effort to grow, expand, and just keep an active, busy mind. It's pushed me to try new adventures that I'd never considered before when the oppurtunity arises. I may not be interested in it on my own, but it'll give me a new experience to tap into.

Gratitude: In thinking about this "30 inspirational people" part of the blog, I've become really grateful for the people who have touched my life. Sure, there are people at different distances from my heart for many reasons, but I count myself very blessed/lucky to have a few that I know I can call on in a time of need and lean on when I need to.

Which brings me to...

Inspirational Person of the Day!


Now, there was a time when I didn't believe in being friends with co-workers outside of work. But as I've gotten older, it's the best/easiest place to meet people. And, hey! You already have something in common - your boss! DigiGirl was the receptionist at my company somewhere around 2005/2006 I think. We started grabbing coffee (well, tea or hot chocolate for me) on breaks together, and became friends. She listened to my struggles with becoming newly unmarried, and, oddly enough, not long after my divorce went down, hers did too.

Though we had different approaches for how we dealt with the various challenges that unique situation brings, we really bonded through that, and our love for our furkids. Both of us realized we had to make some huge life changes, but that our furkids were along the same journey we were. While it ment relocating for both of us, it didn't mean leaving our furkids in the dust.

So we had a lot in common that kept us as good friends, even after she moved home away and in with her parents in order to complete nursing school.

What I most admire about her is her dedication. She left a well paying job that she realized wasn't going anywhere (and wasn't where she longed to be) to move back home with her parents and start nursing school. She's great at making a plan and working her plan. And I love that (and need more of that in my life).

Someone once said that you can be a victim of your situation, or an architect of your future. The decision is up to you. And no one proves that more than DigiGirl.

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