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I do what I want 2015 - v.1

Tracy Byrne


I broke my blog.  I tried to switch from a Wordpress hosted site to a Squarespace hosted site and I don't think it worked out correctly. It was actually done because I'm writing this from Squarespace, but it just doesn't seem right.  The breaking of my blog followed by the driving back to New York left me overwhelmed and unable to cope.


So I watched a TV, hours and hours of TV.  Prison Break!!!  Why did I not know of that show previously? It consumed two weeks of my life and I'm in love with Wentworth Miller.  Here is the most accurate summary ever via pinterest.  Now I'm watching Grey's Anatomy; the acting and drama are just as bad as I remember, but I can't stop.  Can't. Stop.


Grad school started yesterday, so my TV watching should be ending now that I have a calendar full of commitments.  In news that can only be classified as awesome - I'm going to Namibia for two weeks in July for grad school!  Obviously I'm over the moon at this next large and exciting travel adventure/opportunity.  I'll be studying great cat conservation, true story.


In an effort to improve my overall health and ready myself for hiking after cheetahs, I joined the local Y.  It's been a blast realizing how out of shape I am and taking 5:45 AM spin classes twice a week.  Favorite quote so far, "You're here working and everyone else is sleeping."  It's the right sort of motivation.

As for New Year's Resolutions, I'm not really down with that, but I love the idea of a word or phrase for the year.  The past few years has been "Today I choose joy," because I needed the reminder that happiness is a constant choice and the phrase has served me well.  It was time for a change.  "I do what I want" is a perfect phrase because with that as your reason, people don't argue.

"I'm buying you lunch for your birthday."

"Thank you, but you don't have to do that."

"It's ok, I do what I want."

Discussion over my friends.  The phrase is enabling me to say yes to everything I want to do for no other reason than that's what I want to do and say no for the same reason.  It took me thirty years to figure out that it's ok to do what I want and I'm embracing that theme 120% in 2015.  So who's going to join me in doing what they want?