I find myself in a place where I want to think, change, grow, and succeed and have been wondering what that looks like and why it seems a bit out of reach.
It’s been a long time since I’ve made a blog entry. I could go into many reasons as to why this has occurred, but maybe it’s best captured by something my dear friend Jennifer once told me, “Life is what happens when you make other plans.” I only just learned that this concept was in some lyrics to Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) by John Lennon.
While I’m still interested in all of the topics under which I had started writing this blog, it is going to evolve and change a little. Maybe it was a good thing that when I first started it, part of the tagline was “a few random thoughts that are on my mind.” As it turns out, these are not so random anymore.
I find myself trying to understand so many things in psychology as of late, such as how strongly the past can influence us, how belief systems impact word views and how we respond to the world around us, but most importantly, how to make myself and the world around me better. Hopefully you will start seeing some of that as I continue to write with that in mind.
One of the things that has been in front of me in the things I have been reading lately is the concept from psychology of self talk. I’ll probably write more about it later, but for now, one thing I realized is really important and addresses the question I first asked with this post.
So what do those things look like? Even though it’s hard for me to admit this, which may be another topic for later, I think I can safely say that I have been thinking, changing, growing, and succeeding. They aren’t out of reach at all, I’ve been embracing them as part of my survival strategy of life. I am starting to realize what that combination looks like – they look like me.
And on a quick side note, thank you Jennifer for changing my life so greatly in Phoenix years ago. You played a big role in who I am today.