Being Kathy

Deep thinking day!  I woke up and while drinking my coffee and eating my breakfast, I realized I should just slow down.  Our world is so fast paced and we need to do so many tasks each day but sometimes our bodies and minds need to just STOP IT!!

I am currently reading Gretchen Rubin’s book called; “The Happiness Project” and I want to elaborate today on chapter 5 regarding having more fun.

What do you do for fun?  Do you even have fun?

When I pondered this thought I realized that I love what I do in terms of my fitness habits, helping others with their goals and running my family and work schedule in an organized way.
But this isn’t considered fun, is it?

As Gretchen writes in her book, we should all stop worrying about what is socially correct for us to do and just be ourselves.

So, today, I will BE KATHY.

The first thing I wondered was what is “fun” to me?  If you can’t figure this out; think back to when you were  10 years old…what did you do for fun?

For myself, I enjoyed playing make-believe.  I cut out paper doll houses and created large homes; which I drew out in detail and taped together.  I had a whole neighborhood of “homes” and people.  This became a passion which I always hold on to.  I also enjoyed to read.  I read a lot.

I don’t want to re-create these paper dolls and houses anymore; but I still enjoy a great read!  When I think of what I should do for fun; I have to say that I’m a bit overwhelmed by what I feel I should be doing…not what I really want to do.  Do you see the same difference in you?

For instance, isn’t it “fun” to enjoy our weekends with huge bashes and going to dinner and clubs with friends?  I don’t think I ever really enjoyed this style of life.  So, for me it doesn’t fall into the category of ‘FUN’.  Instead, I would rather stay in with either just my family or a small group of close friends.  Maybe watch a movie, enjoy some light conversation and play some board games.

I have to admit that I’m a bit nervous to admit this.  Will I be perceived in a different light?  Will people finally see the real me? 

To this, I say, YES!  As they should.  I’m being ME.  I don’t have to enjoy the same things that anyone else does because I can choose what I do but I cannot choose what I like to do.

Ponder that.  Today, I will put more emphasis on what makes me happy.  Less focus on what I should do and what I really want to do.

I will stay in more today.

I will make an appointment for a massage today.

I will plan out my meals for this week and engage in some cooking.  (which is also something I like to do for FUN…not because I have to!)

I will read and maybe watch some t.v. or a movie with the kids.

Today, I will BE KATHY.


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