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Truthy Tuesday: There Will Be No Control + Alt + Deleting 2013

#truthytuesday with Mayi Carles

{By Guest Maven, Mayi Carles}

New Years Resolutionistist + optimists and “this time I really really mean it folks”, I know you’re out there. I’ve seen you during my Life is Messy voyages, away from the safe harbor + I have a feeling you’re seeking your next great adventure.

It’s the winds… the perfect conditions to pick the word of the year, apparently. The time to arrivederci the old you + olé the new you that fits into your skinny bikini, no pressure. The season to buy the latest Insanity workout + promise the world miracles, Hallelujah!

It’s like a beautifully orchestrated collective resurrection.

But to be totally honest with you, I have no desire for wipeouts + start overs. I don’t even think I have the cognitive pixie dust + Energizer bunny adrenaline to carry me through another grand metamorphosis.

Sorry I just turned 30.

I’m exhausted of big overhauls + 30 day detoxes + declutter-thons + never-ever-again plans. I’m much more in the mood for:

…staying in my PJ’s a little bit longer to find my lost prayers.

…drinking more watermelon juice hoping it’s sweet enough to satisfy my cupcake cravings.

…buying organic shampoo + conditioner because I can finally afford it.

…playing Iron Chef with hubby to discover our own love recipes + marinating more kisses.

…sipping more tea while day dreaming. (Notice Facebook + Twitter are not invited to the tea party).

…recollecting old photo albums + celebrating memories + Instagraming new ones.

…forgiving, one by one, those who have hurt me so I can focus my energy on staying creative + positive + focused on the projects that make me happy.

…wearing sun screen.

…starting a (shower) band. Members: Me.

Microscopic tune ups + gentle shifts. Kind + easy upgrades. Doable + slip-friendly. Steady. Soaring.

Tiny steps to create big tsunamis of change over time.

In 2013, I won’t be clicking the Control + Alt + Delete button or RSVPing for the reboot race. They will be no force quitting, no epic kick-starting. Only longer stops (for a massage) + sharper detours (for starry bonfires) + messier days (for playground adventures) + more love (for babies… or a puppy, who knows).

Sometimes, I’ll be ahead. Others, behind. The race is long…

Wait, what race?

Don’t wait up at the finish line, I’m taking the scenic route.

xo, Mayi Carles

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mayidotMayi Carles is a tiny Panamanian artist with a T-Rex heart. Current obsession: Party props + pandas + Red Velvets. Uniform of choice: Her paint-stained Eeyore pajamas. Hidden talent: Singing in the shower. Where she makes people laugh + feel loved + turbocharge their piggy banks: Heartmade Blog.
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We’d love to hear from you! Did this get you thinking about your own expectations for the year, or about the pace you’re running at? Think you need to adjust anywhere?

2 Responses to Truthy Tuesday: There Will Be No Control + Alt + Deleting 2013

  1. Coral says:

    For me, I got way beyond my ‘over it point’ before I found the courage to go after my dream to start a business. Where I couldn’t see a way before, the over it factor let me see I could do it. And then I wanted it, now! Patience is not one of my virtues. I want so much and I overload myself to try and make it happen.

    But I’m trying to enjoy the adventure as I go along. To not do everything with a sense of urgency. That I have to do it all overnight.

    I took two weeks off from my day job and my dream life over Christmas/New Year and I have found so much more clarity and calmness than if I had just kept forcing ahead a 100 miles an hour.

    I think I might need to take the pressure off while still moving forward. To enjoy what I am working on in the moment instead of charging towards the next thing, trying to get it all done.

    Thanks for the reminder, Mayi.

    • Hi Coral, thanks for reading! Glad the post spoke to you, I love Mayi. And I’m so glad you got some time out recently to really sit still and get clear about what you want- it makes all the difference and I know you’ll feel that going forward. Keep it up and enjoy the ride, you’re doing great and we’re so glad to hear how things are going for you! -jena

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