Pottering around in my bookshop café or watching people on the tube, I get plenty of time to think.
Lately I've been inspired by the thought of all I can decide and shape in my own life. Even the simple choices I make are part of defining who I am and the type of life I live. Its easy to complain about life being too busy or too boring but thinking back its often the choices I've made earier that have formed the life I live today.
I decide what I spend my time on, what I say "yes" to and what I say "no" to. There is no end to the things I could get involved with but I decide what I commit to and prioritize and what to let go of.
I decide who I spend my time with and allow close to me. I don't have to wait around for people to contact me but I can make a move myself and try to get to know the people I want in my life.
Out of the people in my world, I decide who has most influence over me, who's advice I take and who's opinion matters.
What qualities do I want to be known for? I can decide to develope them in my life by choosing what I focus on, read, watch and listen to.
I decide how well I take care of myself by choosing what I eat and how I exercise. I decide what I wear, how I treat people and in what direction my life is heading.
I know life is rarely straightforward, fair or easy. Stuff happens, but I still believe we decide how we react to life and what we make out of what we have.
The thought of how much responsibility I have to shape my life is almost scary, but exciting as well!
Who do I want to be? What am I doing to become that person?