"I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being." ~Confucius
That quote stayed up on my Spark status from June 2011, all of 2012, until today.
Oh, I would periodically come lurk around Spark in 2012 and Jan, Feb of 2013, but it's sort of like the truism "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." -- not regarding Spark, because I admire and love the concepts behind the whole Spark program
-- but I couldn't say anything nice about what was going on with me and more importantly around me.
The primary desire to not say nice things is still there -- the renew comes because now I don't have any desire to say them about me now ..
In August 2012 I moved -- figuratively and literally ..
I moved from a loft apartment to a semi weird house with a yard .. I'm big on semi-weird layouts so it's perfect for me :) -- I moved to a new teaching position at my school which was overall a good thing but needs tweaking - a rerun of where I'd been before.
Moved is sort of relative -- In August I moved only the basics inside the house (the minimalist in me was so proud) , and stuffed the rest in the garage (the am I a hoarder? question came up) -- every couple of weeks I'd go grab a box and unpack something - kind of reminds me of my exercise and healthy eating plan for 2012 - every couple of weeks I'd do one or two healthy things
Last week was spring break -- there was a tangible mind shift inside me -- seriously, I felt it, weird as that may sound.
I actually move the rest of the furniture inside - and unpacked some boxes (I found the silver ware and ceral bowls!)
and made the garage look like - well a garage ..
Last weekend I ordered the Spark People Cookbook -- and it came today.
I took that as a sign to quit lurking .. and instead start over.
Renew -- Rerun -- Replay ..
Confucius said: "I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being."
I think --- maybe even believe -- that I truly want that for myself too.