Monday, March 21, 2011

That's a big elephant.

Are you human?
If you answered yes to the previous question, you probably have some things in your life that you would like to change. Chances are, those little issues are easier to ignore day to day, rather than working on fixing them. Ignoring them is like trying to ignore a giant elephant in the room. Some days you don't notice it too much. The tusks blend in with the light fixtures. The wrinkly skin is kinda like the carpet. But some days, it drives you absolutely nuts and you just want the elephant OUT.
Still don't know what I mean?
Maybe you want to start eating healthier and lose weight.
Maybe there's someone you need to forgive.
Maybe you want to go back to school or achieve a similar ambitious goal.
Maybe you hate your job.
Maybe there's something about your personality you really want to change.
Maybe there's a wrong you need to right.
Maybe you're just ignoring the mess you call your room.
All situations are easier to ignore day to day, than really tackle them and make changes!
But the odds are that if you answered yes to that initial question, you can relate to one or all to the previous scenarios. I decided today to work on some of those I have in my life. And you know what? It's exciting! I have a poster above my desk that I made that says, "you are what you choose". Change is hard, but it is possible! My day of improvement included making some important phone calls, working out, and getting organized. If I can do it, you definitely can. 
It's harder at first, but in the long run, it's easier than ignoring it and trying to live with it-whether it's as small as getting organized or as big as really changing a piece of your personality. If you didn't catch on, the problem to solve is the girlfriend in the video, or the really creepy bear. If you're perfect and your life is perfect and you have nothing to change, at least you got to see a sweet music video.


Tatum said...

Thank you! You rock Alexis. I needed a little inspiration in my life :]

jessicalee said...

so i came home from work today was was totally in that BLAH phase. like nothing was wrong or bad but it wasnt SUPER great or BLISSFUL either. as i was lying on my bed so indecisive about what i want to do with the rest of my night (and life) i read this post and it totally changed my attitude. Love it! thanks alexis its perfect!