I love going to the library and picking up a really great book that really gets me thinking and researching. I decided to pick up a new hobby this weekend (lol), watercolor painting, and while looking for books to help me improve my technique I came across a book that was misfiled. “Fat, Broke, & Lonely NO MORE!” by Victoria Moran.
I am convinced Ms. Moran was reading all of my tweets, blogs, and facebook status updates and contrived this book for specifically for me and all recent college graduates. She should SERIOUSLY consider dedicating this book to us. I wonder if I Google this book if it even exists.
Anyway, it’s a really interactive book and although she suggests answering these questions on paper, I really can’t. I lost my Sharpie pens and absolutely refuse to write with anything else. I really encourage every one to do these activities with me. They get you thinking and, I just highly recommend this book to any one who is feeling helpless and overwhelmed with life.
Chapter 2: The Emptiness Epidemic
Make a list of every good thing, major and minuscue, that makes you feel full. A sample list might start: seeing my best friend, being with my children, hearing live music, going to dance class, reading everything Jane Austen wrote. When you have your list, pick one item and do it by this time tomorrow.
1. Making themed music play lists.
3. Going to the library
4. Drinking coffee with cinnamon
5. Playing fetch with my puppy
6. Watching YT make-up videos
Chapter 3: To go where other people only dream of, do what they won’t do
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Do the thing you know you cannot do.” That’s today’s action. What seems difficult or even impossible? Making it through an entire day without criticizing one single person, even under your breath or inside your head? Starting your memoir, even though somebody told you that since you’re not famous nobody cares? Splitting from the wrong guy and not even looking for the right one until you’ve had some time to get to know your glorious self? Today stop debating and leap. Am I asking you to perform and extraordinary feat? You bet I am. But once you’vr done it, you can do anything.
I’ve given myself 1-day to really think this over. I know I am my own worst critique and I know I can improve on SO many things but tomorrow I am going not speak a single bad word about ANYone, even if I am promted by others at work AND I WILL not drink a single ounce of soda. I PROMISE.
I think I’m up to chapter 6 in this book but baby steps!
Every one have an excellent week and good luck with whichever “impossible” task you decide to conquer tomorrow!