Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wasting my time...In the Waiting Line.


Well. Doing really nothing for the past two days except watch TV has really shed some light on the a few certain subjects. I want to thank everyone for the comments on my Holiday post. It meant so much to me that Omg I'm not the only one. Your right, I need to take a step back & just cool it. I honestly forget sometimes that I'm not an octopus with too many hands to help. Doesn't it seem like you need to be one in order to get things done these days?

I picked the above picture to use as my motivation today because at that moment was the start for Cinderella of something wonderful. I know fairy godmothers don't just appear out of thin air, but a comment or a post that makes my smile go up to my eyes is just as grand & magical. This blog is my start of something wonderful. At first it seemed that I was waiting for someone to come back or something to fill my time & was doing all these lil projects to build up my character. I stopped trying to figure out who I was & was just playing the cards I was dealt thinking okay this must be it for the time being. That reasoning for this time in my life is just soo WRONG! I thought since I had to have surgery I can just go with the flow & pray that I keep my head above water. I thought maybe I'll stay at my job til I get my Christmas bonus then leave. If I eat for a few days whatever I want then cut back my weight will be okay. Or Maybe he'll miss me just a little... No, that's no way to live.

What I'm trying to get at here is that this very important lesson I'm learning is the need for a lil direction. Without it, you can feel ever so lost. I characterize myself as the frowzy girl in the beginning of the movie listening to some song on the radio & she's at the 4 way intersection & then someone honks at her so she picks a direction. This blog is helping me find that lil help & go the right direction. The fairy godmother gave Cinderella the dress, the chariot, the horseys, & the shoes. I do have A lil black dress but you guys are giving me the chariot, the horseys, and of course the shoes. lol.

I think everybody whether they want to admit it or not needs a direction to follow. Whether it be what college, what guy to date, what shoes to buy, what house to live in, what nail polish would go good with my winter wardrobe, what car to get or even hair up or down? And I don't know, it might just be me, but I feel good when I've put my mind to something & then did it & then feel like Woa I did something I planned or I took that advice and it worked!!

Has there ever been a point in your life when you needed a lil direction & you followed it & it just worked? Did it make you smile & make your life a lil happier?

I had left my glass slipper somewhere amongst the mess I've been. But this is the new start. It started about 2 weeks ago. I'm looking for the prince with my slipper back & now I'm waiting for a realistic true happy ending.


Also my mom said to me something yesterday that I thought I would share. She said, "Melanie I want you to do one thing for me. It's a simple recipe too. Just smile." So I hope you all smiled today, even if it was at one of those silly commercials on TV now. I smiled & laughed because I was outside when the fire house whistle went off & I actually had air-time shrieking because it was SOO LOUD!! hehe.

Well I'm done wasting my time with certain things & taking that much needed direction to heart. Thank you. <3.

Til Tomorrow...

The title of this post is from the song, "In the Waiting Line" by Zero 7. Great song. It's in the movie, "Garden State" & in that "Sex & the City" episode when Mr. Big has bypass surgery & Carrie realizes Mr. Big's switch & gives up on him & starts dating the Russian.

15 comments:

DesBisoux said...

wow...that's a great post that's gonna make me do some thinking...i kinda go with the flow and deal with stuff when they happen. maybe i need a little direction too...
i'm glad you have sweetheart!
have a very smiley day...
xxx

Barry said...

I'll read this post later but I saw the title and immediately recognized it as Zero 7 (I have the CD). What a great song!

I'll comment on what you wrote soon Melanie. :)

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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Hey sweetie! A smile can go a long way. The cashier at McDonald's looked like she was having a tough day. I gave her a smile and she just suddenly beamed. Smiling is after all a universal language.
Anyhow, I'm losing my direction every now and then too. I think we need to have a goal and from there we can plan out which direction to go to, although we will have many sidetrips along the way, the important thing is to have a goal.

"When your ambition is higher than the mountains and your commitment is deeper than the sea, surely your future will be brighter than the sun"

Jennifer Fabulous said...

What a sweet post! :) I feel like I should actually be thanking you. I love your blog and your honesty and your amazing writing. It makes each day a little better for me as well. And I'm so happy we became friends!

Susan R. Mills said...

We all feel lost and need direction sometimes. I think your mom's advice was perfect. Even when we're down, smiling can put us in a happy place.

jayne said...

wow your honesty is amazing. a lot of times being that open is the hardest part, so luckily you're going in the right direction by writing that on your blog right now.

for me personally, I need some selfdirection. this summer I was so bored, but I blamed it on missing the crazy college lifestyle. However, when I got back to college I was still unhappy and bored. Then, I realized it wasn't home or college that was the real problem, but me. I needed to motivate myself to go out and meet people, get a job, and if all else fails stop feeling guilty for taking some personal time. I know that this may not solve your problem whatsoever, but for me I just needed to jump into everything and stop having such ridicuously high expectations. things are looking up now, even if ever so slowly.

Heather Rose said...

I always liked Cinderella's story, because that whole magical awesomeness wearing off at midnight thing made something important very clear to me.

What's left after your carriage morphs back into a pumpkin, your sooty dress reappears and you have a good sob?

You'll most likely have to work for it, and it won't always be plump fairy god mothers and sparkly ball gowns, but the REAL and LASTING stuff starts happening. Stuff that doesn't just wear off when the clock strikes.

Keith said...

I think we can all use some direction in life. Many times we are just content with things whether they are good or bad. We put up with it. We go with the flow. It's nice to have some direction. To have a roadmap when we need to figure out what to do.

Pixel Wild Child said...

Finding your direction??? oh that sounds terrifying, I prefer to keep on going take a decissions whenever I have to but... thinking ahead? Personally i am not able! ;O)

A Perfect Peach said...

Oh man, so hard to find exactly the right direction. I have this problem all the time!

OceanDreams said...

You will find your prince charming and smiling does do a lot, I agree. So proud of you for taking these steps and believing in yourself, I know you can do anything you set your mind too!

By the way, thanks always for your kind and thoughtful comments on my blog. Feeling a bit better today, thanks for your sweet spirit love!

Elizabeth said...

I love this Zero 7 song...it plays on Grey's Anatomy too :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

Best song ever....

And smiling is the best. Finding your direction is hard...because so many things can happen to throw you off course. I DO think its important to have goals though, and chase them with a vengeance. I know whatever you do, you'll be amazing.

Secretia said...

Smiling and being friendly to strangers as appropriate is a gift we can all afford to give and like receiving ourselves. Good post!

Secretia

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