Oh that hurt! The B word. Budget. What the hell is it and how do you have one? Susan Ormand where are you? I’m sitting down and attempting, yet again, to have one. I mean, seriously, how can someone live without a budget? I don’t care if you are a garbage man, or Donald Trump, everyone needs a budget! Including me. I can tell you I went wayyy over budget for xmas, because I didn’t even have one! I heard the other day that one reason rich people are rich is because they have a budget!! That definitely rang a bell in my fuzzy little head.
While working on my budget for 2011 I came across an Esquire magazine in my pile of paperwork. James Franco is everywhere, and he just seems more worthy of a blog than a budget. I picked up the magazine and read, “He’s everywhere: In theaters and on TV, taking classes at Yale and building sculptures, directing documentaries and writing fiction. He refuses to be defined by anything, so he does everything. The question is, what does it all add up to?”
Wow, did the universe put that out there for me to see? Because I couldn’t describe myself any better. I think I’m the female version of James, if that is even possible. My friends have been calling me a force of nature lately, because I too refuse to be defined by just one thing. I’m running a designer denim boutique, relaunching a pub that’s been around since 1955 with my brother, heavily considering going back to school to get into a doctoral program (because I’m not okay with just having a bachelor’s degree in journalism,) building a team nationally for an anti-aging company, writing my memoir and blogs, finding reasons and places to learn how to salsa, being a mom, a wife, and I’ve fallen back in love with travelling. That’s a lot to have on my plate, yet I don’t know how to roll any other way. But, what does it all add up to? Good question. I’m not sure it really makes any sense at all, but it adds up to me. It’s just who I am. I’ve struggled with my lack of define-ness for years, but have recently learned to embrace it. I’m an honest-to-God Pisces with a love for life, I don’t wanna miss a beat.
I’m looking forward to 2011 as one of my best years yet on this planet. Time to put even more focus into all those projects I’ve started and move them up another notch! As far as the budget thingy goes….I may need James Franco’s help with that, LOL. I wonder if he’s going back to Yale for an accounting degree? And James, if you’re reading this, thanks for helping me feel better about myself!