Observations Then and Now

In no particular order…

city2Doing it all is overrated. Doing some of it well and having time to sleep and be a person is the goal.

Whatever new skills I learn this year, I will add to; not replace, the skills I already have.

Life is never out to get you, it just wants to teach you.

Having an interest in any particular field or vocation is very different from enjoying the daily practice of it.

Don’t trust anyone who says it’s going to be okay because chances are it’s not.

Lots of people have impressive jobs but don’t do their jobs very well.

I always receive clarity and peace through my yoga practice when I can’t sleep.

There is no such thing as trying too hard.

There are many companies that project a positive image but when you look at their internal practices, that isn’t always true.

Dealing with uncertainty is a skill.

Dealing with teenagers is a skill.

Being in front of a computer for too long makes me crave fresh air.

People interpret the world through a lens of narratives they already know. But alternative narratives should never go unnoticed.

Writing a book is furr-eak-ing difficult.

Many things described as ‘complicated’ can be summed up in one sentence.

It is always okay to care.

If you experience the same thing over and over again, there might be a lesson there that you missed.

Living with a sense of gratitude changes everything.

I live between my writing world and my ‘real job’ world as a nurse. It’s not easy, but I love both things equally.

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30 thoughts on “Observations Then and Now

  1. Life is truly about PERSPECTIVE and BALANCE. Your post is a beautiful example of this. (Side Note: As you can see, my “capital lock” button continues to get the best of me! 🙂 )

    • Ha ha Jonathan! Nice to see you. I really don’t have balance in my life… or much perspective, really! Just live day to day figuring things out with some days being better than others. I think that’s all I can really expect from ‘BALANCE.’ (Couldn’t resist)
      Hope you’re having a good Sunday! 🙂

  2. I can identify with a so much in your post, it really touched a nerve. Well written and very true – it’s tricky to find that balance in life. Love your lines of:

    ‘Dealing with uncertainty is a skill.

    Dealing with teenagers is a skill.

    Being in front of a computer for too long makes me crave fresh air.

    People interpret the world through a lens of narratives they already know. But alternative narratives should never go unnoticed.

    Writing a book is furr-eak-ing difficult.’

    • Hi Annika! Thank you. This post is a little different; reflects many of my feelings at the end of one year as I enter another. Just felt like tossing them into the ether and seeing if they connected! Glad to know you could relate to a few. Thank you 🙂

  3. You’ve got a helluva level head on your shoulders, Kelly.

  4. I think you speak for a lot of us with these observations, Kelly. I can relate to many of them!

  5. I really enjoyed reading this. You nailed it. I am a total care patient. I am thankful for nurses who truly care. Adding new lessons to things I learn is vital. I don’t want to live in a bubble. I am thankful I found your blog. This entry shows me the depth of your critical thinking skills. I am looking forward to reading more on your blog as time allows. You are a treasure.

  6. The more I travel this bumpy life the more I reflect upon the value gained in enjoying each day as much as possible. Sometimes that enjoyment takes the form of hard work and experiencing the benefit of accomplishment. It might also be that I just enjoy the fact that I’ve reached a stage in my life when sitting with my feet propped up and reading a book for hours is accomplishment enough. I think you’re speaking of balance, and that’s important to me…on and off the yoga mat. 🙂 Very nicely said, Kelly.

    • Hi Debra! Nice to see you! Funny how this post came across sounding balanced since I thought it was so disjointed! But that’s great.
      I think you’ve got it all figured out… finding a little bit of enjoyment in each day is really all we can do. Wish you much happiness in 2017! xo

  7. i love your perspective and reminders about how important it is to keep things simple.

  8. Perhaps there isn’t enough time in the day on purpose. Keeps life interesting and keeps us growing. ❤

  9. I guess you’re having some random thoughts of some of life and life’s lessons we learn along the way… It nice to do that sometimes… Diane

  10. Perspective is important … for instance, everything is relative to “as compared to what?” … Balance, oh boy … such a key to life. I’ve always sensed your writing is a way for you to keep balanced. Enjoy the weekend!

  11. Writing a book is hard, isn’t it? Especially when you have that other world you have to live in and out of. Keep it up! I am still trying but I lose focus. I was on my book and now I’m on to a short story. Gotta get back to that book!

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