This month the PDBA blog topic prompt is: The Mid Year Review. God, I feel like I am always reviewing my life, my dreams & my goals and I really don't want to get too hung up on my results or any lack thereof. While I think it's important to review where we are...
Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead. ~Yvonne Woon
I also feel it's equally important to allow ourselves to just be. I'm not saying don't have plans, goals or dreams, we all should. We should be constantly working towards them - but always living in the moment!
That being said I didn't want to turn this into a huge retrospective, I wanted something short and sweet. A Minibon instead of a full on Cinnabon. I decided I really wanted to capture not my achievements but my emotions from the past 6 months. But how to do it? I thought about trying to write the story of the first half of my year in a 6 word memoir but please, I am way too wordy for that! My friend suggests "Maybe a poem"?
Poetry has never been my strong suit. I have never really gotten behind it. My first boyfriend out of college actually wrote me a poem and read it to me at the beach. While most women would probably find that romantic - I felt like gagging. It was too much, I am pretty sure it was also an episode of Sex and the City. I'm a Gemini for god's sake I like puzzles, juxtaposition, I need something more visual, something smarter.
Which is why a haiku is just perfect... I will add that I have discovered a new me this year. A me that needs more sleep, a me that is attempting to spend more time with family and friends and less at work, a me that is learning to work smarter and trying to let go of the micromanaging, a me that is more centered. It's a journey - but I'm not in a rush, I have the rest of my life.
*I would love to hear what have you found or what are you still looking for in your life?
Love & Glitter,