For today's post, I'm taking it somewhere a lot more personal, so please excuse the much more somber tone.
A few years ago, I worked for a fabulous woman who also doubled as a life coach. During one of our meetings, she gave me an impromptu lesson about choosing three words in life to strive towards. Although it was extremely difficult to cut down my long list to only three, I realized the importance of having a succinct list, thus began my two year long mission to cut down my list.
Although I would never use these words to describe myself (they're more of traits that other recognizes in you), these are words that I will continue to aim to become.
Passionate. I can get so caught up in mundane life that I forget about my passions. I don't ever want to be someone who is defined only by one single skill-- in fact, my goal is to constantly explore and create new passions to keep inspired and stay interesting.
Graceful. In movement, speech and manner. I want to handle life gracefully through (but not limited to) success, hardships, confrontation and failure.
Survivor. Inspired by Nora Ephron, I've made the decision to be the heroine of my life, not the victim. There are many events in life that are uncontrollable, but I get to decide what and how it impacts me.
I've been on a wild wild roller coaster ride called life these past three years and it's a awkward struggle to balance, but I choose to stay put together-- hopfully applying these three words as I go.