Bold and Bright

Am I supposed to take it on myself to get out of this place? Now there’s a loneliness inside her and she’d do anything to fill it in…She feels like kicking out all the windows and setting fire to this life, she would change everything about her into colors bold and bright. But all the colors mix together to gray.

I think we’ve all felt this way at one point or another. We find ourselves stuck in the habits and routines of daily life. Desperate to break up the monotony we search for something or someone to pull us up and out.

Here’s the thing. It doesn’t matter how colorful the world around you is. If you think it is gray, then gray is what you’ll see. No person, place, or thing can change that by itself. You have to change too.

The obvious question is, “How?”

Start looking for things that make you happy, the things that bring the brightest colors to your life. Identify them and seek them out. For me, one of the biggest has been dancing. I attend 2 social dance classes every week and I take advantage of as many other opportunities as possible.

You also have to pin-point what triggers the gray. For me, the most obvious is sugar. When I eat sugar that is junk sugar, I get depressed. I am more prone to feeling sorry for myself and I end up wallowing. The minute I cut out junk sugar and just stick to all natural sugars, I perk up and I am able to let the color back into my world.

Understanding this about myself was not easy and it took a long time. Even knowing this, I still sometimes find myself slipping back into gray. Bold and bright is something that must be chosen. So make it a choice.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 21:31:16

    I love you, Keely! ๐Ÿ™‚ Guess who is on a sugar fast?? ๐Ÿ™‚ Day two.


    • publishpeaceplace
      Jul 28, 2011 @ 10:16:57

      YAY! You will not regret it! If you can stick it out for at least 3 months, you’ll never go back to sugar without feeling pretty gross afterward.


  2. Heather
    Jul 28, 2011 @ 14:12:59

    My plan is to go off of it completely so that it’s out of my system and then allow myself a healthier treat once a week. I don’t know how long my strict fast will last… because I need it out of my system, but I’m excited. So far, so good. Hopefully by the end of this, I won’t even need the once a week treat! But, for the time being, it helps with not feeling deprived!


  3. Marie Shiraki
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 18:43:16

    WAy to be bold and bright! I wish our entire household could be sugar-free. Now lets talk about electronic free…


  4. Marie Shiraki
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 18:45:21

    Why have I been missing you? Have you been so busy dancing that you took a vacation from blogging? Or have I been too busy to read?


  5. publishpeaceplace
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 13:03:37

    Oh I haven’t blogged in a WHILE. I’m going to try and be a bit more consistent. Now that I have a computer and the internet at home, it will be a bit easier to keep up with it.


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