The Soft Side Of Things
The Soft Side
Cindy talks New years resolutions, a new photoshoot, and some reflecting in this week's blog post.
Hey, welcome back. It Saturdays with Cindy. Once again I'm back, and I thought I would report to you from my hotel room in the Bahamas. I am here with Lands' End They're doing a photo shoot, and we start working tomorrow. So I've had the day to play, and I'd like to show you my beautiful room so you can see where I am talking to you from. Check it out. Not bad, right? I like to call this my Bahama Boom headquarters. Check this out. Okay, I'll take you back here. The bed, as you see, is gorgeous. This is the door to a gorgeous veranda, looking out at the swimming pool, and this way is the Caribbean, out there.
This place is at the harbor. It's called The Landing. Boy, Lands' End knows how to treat us well. So I am just going to get comfortable on the bed and talk to you from here. So here I sit from that gorgeous bed in my room in the Bahamas. I am so happy to be back. I actually feel like I just fell off the planet for a couple of weeks the very first time since I launched BOOM! two and a half years ago.
So I had time to reflect and really think about what I want next, how I want to start 2013, and lo and behold Lands' End booked me for the second time over the last year to be a part of their Lands' End family they created, and some of us are actually real family and others are models thrown into the mix. So I have even more time to be alone and think and kind of decide what I want to do next. So I hope you're doing that to. I had started writing an e-mail to a friend and wrote, "Are you reflecting? Are you revamping?" So the preface, "re" is really a good way in a way to consider the new year.
You know what? I'm not crazy about resolutions because they're so resolute. They're so firm. Over the years, I think I've told you I have gotten more in touch with my femininity, the feminine side of things as Jungian says, "My animas" rather than "my anima," which I tracked on for many, many years. Women are random. We change our minds. We follow our intuition, or as I should say we don't always follow our intuition. I didn't follow my intuition for many years.
So that's what I mean about being more in touch with my femininity. I am paying more attention to that than ever before. So following my intuition, following my pleasure, following the feminine way is not resolute. It's the opposite of being resolute. So saying, "I will exercise every day, I will follow a regimental diet, I will," no, I did that for too many years. That's the masculine, and it comes in handy. It's a good thing that we have that, but we don't have to be run by it.
We can use that aspect of our nature when it so pleases us. What I'm doing is just reconsidering things, reflecting on things, renegotiating, definitely redoing. My storage locker in my house, we all have different spaces in the basement, is definitely going to be redone. So my masculine, focusing on the goal, linear thought, sticking to a task will really come in handy when I start that project, a project upon my return from this photo shoot.
But in the meantime, I'm taking a softer approach. So I am not going to make New Year's resolutions that I will definitely will not keep. After I am done speaking with you guys, I am going to some sunrise salutation. I will start with one. I may end up doing 12. If you're not familiar with that, it's a series of yoga postures that you do facing the East, and I had considered doing that at about 10 in the morning, and it's now 1 o'clock in the afternoon, so I'm doing it when I feel like it. Doesn't that sound nice?
I have a three-year-old granddaughter who is actually my fiancé's granddaughter, but I'm grandma Cindy to her and I'm enjoying every bit of our relating. I would never force her to do something on schedule, on time. She follows what feels good to her. So she's my teacher. I'm going to watch her carefully and listen to her and try as hard as I can not to force my views, my ways, my schedule onto her. So shouldn't I be that nice to myself?
Okay. If I'm going to have a New Year's resolution, that's it. I'm going to love myself more, be much nicer to myself than ever before, follow my pleasure more than ever before. So it's about more, better, going from good to better. That's it. So I'm keeping it short this Saturday. Wanted to say hi, wanted to say I am looking forward to hanging out with you here, on Facebook for the rest of this year. All right. So start thinking about what you're going to do this year and let me know. All right. See you next Saturday.
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