Monday, November 20, 2000

November 19, 2000

Yes, I've moved off AOL. Access old entries here.

I'm so desperate for change right now.  I feel like I've been stuck in a rut- the same life day in and day out.  I've got this desire just to GO somewhere, and to DO something.  And yet I sit back and wonder- Go where and do what?  How?  Its a bittersweet freedom.  I feel like that in some friendships right now too.  There are people I want to be closer to, and others that I question my investment of time in.

Maybe I just need to start looking for something new.  I read a quote I had forgotten today- "Dont say you dont have enough time.  You have exactly the same number of hours in a day that were given to Hellen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo DaVinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."  That inspired me to get out and DO something.  The question is, what do I want to do?
I found that in "Life's Little Instruction Book"- a book I forgot I even owned.  Some other great things from that book...
*Be brave- even if you're not, pretend to be.  No one can tell the difference.
* Learn to listen.  Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.
*When someone is relating an important event that's happened to them, dont try to top them with a story of your own.  Let them have the stage.
*Never deprive someone of hope.  It may be all they have.
*Never criticize the person who signs your paycheck.  If you are unhappy with your job, resign.
* Show respect for all living things
*Loosen up. Relax.  Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
*Be modest.  A lot was accomplished before you were born.
*Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.
*Be bold and courageous.  When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didnt do more than the things you did.
*Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
*Show respect for everyone who works for a living, no matter how trivial their job is.

I need to organize my time more.  I wait and wait for a day off, and then when I get one, I just hang out and be lazy.  I guess thats the theory behind having 2 days off- one to be lazy and one to get things done.  I wish it were warm enough that I could go ride without needing 67 layers of clothing.  I wish I could go jog in the park.  Someone remind me this when the weather is nice, okay?  I need to study more.  I've been doing SOME work every day, but it could be a LOT more.  I was so excited to figure out that im almost through this damn anatomy and physiology book, until I saw that next month, I get Anat. & Phys Volume 2.  Damn.

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