15 January 2011

Saturday 7:45

or the post wherein I become all philosophical and share my life wisdoms Smile with tongue out

Whadda week. No, really. Absolutely nuts.

My daughter started high school this week. Awesome for her, but my head is still processing the implications for me. Does this mean I now have to grow up and be all, you know, grown up and adult and parental and stuff?

DSC02039The husband and I also started interviewing construction companies this week, as we have decided that we want to do a couple of small renovations at home – like change the entire front wall and increase the size of our matchbox bedroom/bathroom. I believe home renovations could be even more stressful than air traffic control, so we decided that we will tackle this a little differently and first look for someone who we can connect with (all touchy-feely of us) and who can see our vision. So we interviewed 7 companies this past week, and have a couple more lined up for this coming week. Even the interviewing process is stressful, I must say.

And well, I’m not even going to talk about work.

I did finally watch Eat Pray Love this week. And, just like with the book, I simply could not connect. While watching, I realised that I know how to be happy. It is simple, really:

  • Live each day as if it is the first day of the rest of your life.
  • Treat others with respect – the way you would like to be treated, even if they don’t treat you the same way.
  • Do what you want to do, always – as long as you don’t harm others in the process.
  • Follow your heart, but allow your head to put down some guidelines.
  • Laugh often, and cry when you need to.
  • Love your job – and if you don’t, then find one that you do.
  • Don’t spend money you don’t have, and don’t buy things you don’t need.
  • Do everything to the best of your ability, using your own yardstick.
  • Don’t compare yourself with others, every one is unique.
  • Only worry about the things within your control.
  • Don't stop dreaming, even if others tell you those dreams are out of reach. When you stop dreaming, you stop living.
  • Don’t have one-sided relationships. If a relationship doesn’t improve your life and that of the other person with every encounter, there really is no point to it.

And on that note… Only 201 days to go to Wacken Open-mouthed smile

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