June 1, 2011

Always Strive to do Better

There's been a lot of good happening around me lately.

First, our friends made the move to Denver where they were able to buy a house for their family in a great school district. They had been searching for a house here in the Bay Area but for their budget, couldn't get anything more than a small townhouse with little to no yard. Now they have a five-bedroom, five-bathroom house with ample yard space and a community center close by.

Second, two of my girlfriends were approved for loans and the space they wanted to open their own salon they are calling Vice. They plan to open sometime in July and I am excited to help with promotions and occasionally answering the phones. They are both very talented and driven women - I am so proud of them!

Third, a co-worker (and friend) took a position with a company in Idaho where he and his girlfriend will also be buying a home. It's much more affordable to live there, he will be making the same he is currently, and they will be closer to her family again. They are experiencing mixed emotions, as anyone moving to another state would, but they have some good ties there and the place fits their lifestyles a lot more than the pricey Bay Area. I'll be very sad to see them go, but it's definitely a good move.

I could not be happier for all of them, really. I think it's so amazing and they are all so deserving of these positive changes! But it really makes me think: what am I doing with my life?

That question always haunts me. I've been trying to find the answers to it for years now. Maybe this is all, in a way, a kick in the butt for me. You know, seeing such good things happening to people I care about. Maybe that will be the motivation I need to jump start my own life again. At least I hope it is!

I have a lot of ideas in my head on new directions to take my life, but right now they are just that, ideas. If I ever want to move forward and make my own life better, I have to stop procrastinating and make some serious plans. I'm not sure I can do it all on my own, however, so I'm asking for some advice.

Have you made any recent changes in your life?
Are you able to make decisions easily? If not, what helps you decide?
What keeps you driven and motivated to succeed?

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