11 things

December 11 – 11 Things What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life?

I’m starting to really have to grasp at straws for these questions and I’m not entirely sure I’m loving this reverb10 thing. But, I committed… so here goes?

1. Excuses. I would like to give up on all the excuses I use in my life to keep myself from changing the things I am unhappy with. For instance, I went to the gym nearly everyday in November, and I don’t want to let excuses get in the way of continuing that. It makes me feel better, even if dragging my ass out of bed is hard.

2. Those People. Everyone has Those People in their lives that are supposed to be Friends but really make you feel like shit most of the time. I really need to rid my life of people who aren’t good for me.

3. Self doubt. I am a smart, capable person. I need to stop doubting that so much.

4. Facebook. Don’t worry, I’m not going to delete my Facebook. But I need to spend less time on it.

5. Waiting. For life to begin or to find something or someone.

6. Regrets. As a chronic overthinker, I spend a lot of time regretting things that I’ll never be able to change. I need to stop doing that.

7. Dealbreakers. I find myself trying not to “get into” things with people when they offhandedly say something I don’t agree with. Like people who use “gay” or “retarded” in sentences. I need to speak up for what I believe in. Those things are dealbreakers for me. I used to be so good at standing up for myself but I lost it somewhere trying to keep everyone happy.

8. Laziness. The occasional lazy day is awesome, but I want to have more energy in general for life.

9. Comparisons. Comparing myself to everyone else. I really need to stop that. Particularly when I’m constantly surrounded by such amazing people. It’s easy to feel inadequate.

10. Getting my hopes up. This sounds depressing, but I’m not giving up on dreaming. I’m giving up on putting things on a pedestal and having such high expectations for things that I end up being disappointed when they don’t work out.

11. Drama. I always get involved because I care too much, but it’s hurt me so much in 2010 that I think I need to spend 2011 learning to take a step back from all the drama.

3 Comments

  • By Chandra, December 12, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    AH! Depressing post…you are WAY too modest Heather, and you need to see what everyone else sees in you - a beautiful (OMG HAIR!!! BLUE EYES!), smart (hello Miss Distinction MA!), funny, and talented (when is the book going to be published? :P) girl, who is able to take a situation and change it for herself. You are an amazing individual, and your life is going to reflect it. So keep some hope, because you of all people don’t need much of it - things are going to come to you. You are too amazing for them not to :)

  • By Hezabelle, December 12, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

    It was hard! I didn’t really want this to be a negative post, but the prompt was so negative.. talking about things you wanted to rid your life of! It sort of made me focus on the bad bits of my life, which is why I’m not sure I liked the prompt at all.

    And thanks, chica, for all those wonderful things! I love that you believe in me. Your encouragement is contagious and I love you for that. :)

  • By Lea, December 16, 2010 @ 6:45 am

    I don’t think it’s very negative. Looking at problems with an eye to solving them strikes me as very positive. I like this post.

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