A few days ago, I read a BlogHer Post by Maria Niles on positive affirmations.
Now I recite positive affirmations every day, but Ms. Niles suggests, in her post, that her readers strive to write affirmations daily. Take one affirmation and write it down 15 times in one day.
And keep it up.
So I thought up my first affirmation, which of course had to do with obtaining a shiny, affordable, new apartment.
I got out the pretty notebook I bought a few months ago (and have never used), and started writing my affirmation 15 times a day.
After three days, something weird happened.
I had been thinking about this apartment since my visit in April, and knew that this was the place I wanted to live starting August 1.
“I’m going to live there,” I told myself out loud.
And then this little voice inside my head told me what to do next.
Three days later, I was offered the apartment.
Is this magic?
I don’t think so.
I believe that writing one affirmation down 15 times a day helped me focus, just like Ms. Niles wrote about in her post.
This was a simple test, and now I’m going to try something a bit harder, another personal goal I have for myself. Maybe I will tell you all about it someday.
Or maybe not.
I like having a secret.
Tomorrow, I’m off early to the new apartment complex, so I can pick out my apartment and pay my deposit.
Then I’m going to buy a new shower curtain and liner for my new apartment.
I have this itch to buy something new.
For my next post, I’m going to write about the feelings stirring up inside me as I contemplate this move to a new apartment.
Because I’m shedding some tears these days, about leaving my current apartment.
In a way, I feel just like I did at the age of nineteen when I left the comfort of the home my parents provided for me, and struck out on my home.
But that’s another story.
And it’s a good one.