As a young adult, I let low self-esteem and a fear of ridicule that sometimes bordered on paranoia stop me from making more friends, dating more, traveling, and taking other risks that ultimately make life more fun. Like so many people, I was stuck in IfOnlyLand. If only I were prettier … If only I had more money … If only I met the right guy … Lack of confidence kept me from accepting myself as I was and living in the moment. Can you relate? What is your biggest regret or one thing you’d like to change from your past?
The courageous, smart and funny Mindy Kahling has a birthday this month. I would say she’s “celebrating” her birthday, but apparently she isn’t into that sort of thing.
Usually I am full of energy this time of year. The warm – sometime hot – weather and the abundant sunshine naturally get my engines revving. Ian BrittonTypically, I’m busting with motivation to be more physically active, revitalize my social calendar, take on home improvement project, tackle a professional development project or learn something for fun. Not this year. It’s been unusually rainy and cold in the Twin Cities. I’m starting to wonder if spring will ever come … Instead of waiting for an external factor to motivate me, like the weather, it’s time to stop making excuses and rev my own engine, so to speak. Care to join me?