Better Me In 2016, Random Ramblings

Wearing David Bowie’s Pants

Like most people, I have dreams that have gone unfulfilled. I’ve made plans and broken promises to myself. Excuses happen. Life gets in the way. Daily demands occur that are hardly noteworthy. Feed the dog. Wash the laundry. Do this. Do that. Take out the trash on your way out the door…

But then I see this:

 

David Bowie writing, singing and performing his own epitaph while dying of cancer. You have to admire a guy who’s willing to squeeze every drop of time and LIFE out of his last months here on Earth.

What did I do today? What did I accomplish? Did I do anything at all today that will bring me closer to my goals?

Excuses have been anchoring me in place for far too long. I think it’s time I put on my big girl pants (or a pair of David Bowie’s pants) and move forward with my life.  It’s time for me to make tangible progress in my writing life career.  I’ve started making plans, throwing dates on the calendar.  Dana Ellington of Satin Sheet Diva had a great motivational idea on her blog post for turning plans into actions.  (Waving hi!)

It’s a new day.  A new year.  A better me in 2016.  🙂

Thank you so much Haddon Musings for inviting me to have a seat on your couch today, even though I’m not quite ready to claim my discount at Denny’s!

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17 thoughts on “Wearing David Bowie’s Pants”

  1. Hi *waves * you were spotted on that sofa so wearing David Bowie’s pants “they suit nicely by the way” So I thought Juli sounds quirky and fun so here I am. You are right DB used every moment he had left to it’s full capacity. One gets the feeling he was making up for, or filling up the blank spaces of earlier days. But it makes you do what my Dad told me to do “Live every day as if it could be your last, go to bed each night proud of something and pleased you you will be remembered by it”. A tough one but one I try to achieve. Happy 2016 and good luck with your goals. 😇 In the words of Bowie in Lazerus. “Just like that bluebird we’ll all be flying free”

  2. Reblogged this on Dana Ellington, MAPW and commented:
    See, I’m not the only one who feels that this year is THE year. As I’ve written, death has a way of shining a light on life that brings a profound shift in how we do things. Thank you Ms. Juli for your action provoking post (and link – greatly appreciated!)

  3. I couldn’t finish watching this. I just couldn’t. I was overcome by deep sadness as soon as I started watching it. I was always a big fan of David Bowie. But you’re right. It should make us stop and think, and maybe stop whining about how our life isn’t exactly what it should be. We should celebrate every single day, good or bad, because we’ve HAD that day.

    1. It’s been a trying week. Celebrity deaths. My friend’s brother-in-law passed away last night. Just a lot of…STUFF. It makes me think. I suppose we all assume we have more time to get it all done. Painful reminders to savor the days and to prioritize. What’s really important? Probably NOT the stuff I was focusing on. But…today is a new day!

      1. I’m having some possible health issues that I need to see about, and now I’m thinking, whatever it might be, I’ll be able to deal with it. It might be nothing…it might be something. But thank you for sharing this and making me think of how precious each day is. I hope next week is better for you!

        1. Whatever happens next week…I’ll get through it! As one of my FB friends reminded me:
          “On particular rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%…and that’s pretty good.” ~Author Unknown

  4. Well, you’re accomplishing more in the blogging world than I have in years, LOL! so there’s something! Don;t be too hard on yourself. I suffer from this as well and no matter what i do it is never enough – never counts as an accomplishment – but you accomplish a LOT!

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