July 25, 2012 |  Category:   life

Halfway through the year
Halfway through summer vacation
Halfway through this project that never ends
Halfway through life?? (mid life crises, is that you?)
Random bouts of anxiety, why do you always insist on showing up?

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  • 3lin July 25, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    love your photograph. So calm !

  • Diane July 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    love the photos and the universal questions!

  • Christine Witt (Brush Dance) July 25, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I think we all have those bouts of anxiety from time to time – they’re (de)motivating.

  • Vivian Doan July 25, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I think you have something universally asian – this persistent questioning about where we are at in life. I have it. All of my friends who were raised by one or two asian parents all have it. It’s like we cannot allow ourselves to simply sit back and say: Life’s good. But it is. Your life looks so lovely and your talent is abundant. It’s time to take a step back from all of this questioning and realize that if you can be happy about your day, one day at a time, then all is good. I am trying to do that every single day. PS; You are too young for a mid-life crisis!!

  • Pink Ronnie July 25, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I can’t believe it’s halfway through the year either….
    Anxiety is like a friend who never really leaves us.
    Ronnie xo

  • Jenna July 25, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    @Vivian Doan Do you know how old I am? Haaaa, I am technically mid-life. I also think that while recognizing that life is good, it’s ok to question things. We shouldn’t be afraid to question things. It doesn’t mean we are discontent or unappreciative of what we have. Anxiety is hard one to shake. But I also do understand what you mean about the “asianess” of it all.

  • Melissa@Julia's Bookbag July 26, 2012 at 1:02 am

    I have suffered from anxiety for most of my adult life — I adore what Ronnie just said. Adore adore. I wish this friend would abandon me πŸ™‚

    I had a hip problem and went to the doc and was like, isn’t this an older person thing? And he was all, well you ARE mid-life (i’m 42) and I thought, This cannot be happening, I did not just hear that.

  • Anoosh July 26, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Stay cool lady, because you are.
    Sending blog appreciation from currently chilly Sydney Australia πŸ™‚

  • justmais July 27, 2012 at 9:41 am

    i know how simple this may seem but just breathe, duh, right? πŸ™‚ but focusing on your breathing during those bouts of anxiety will help distract your thoughts away from what brought you to that state. breathing correctly is like an art, it takes a lot of practice and once done right, it does wonders. i’m still trying to get the hang of it πŸ˜‰

    also looking at the beautiful and simple things in life, like a picture of those flowers, just brings a calm over you. thanks for sharing!

  • The Savory and The Beautiful July 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Oh my goodness I get those pesky anxiety bouts now and then too…not sure where they come from. Make it a great weekend!

  • Peter N. July 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I’m with you on this one. I just launched a new business yesterday, have a list of 30 things to do before I turn 30 (the countdown started on my 29th birthday back on july 4th, and I haven’t gotten anything started yet) and I’m finding it hard to stay motivated working from home.

    Gotta breathe!

  • Jenna July 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    @Peter breathe! And I’m so excited for you. Looking forward to seeing you new business develop.

  • Renita July 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I hear you …. I’ve never been more awake about the ‘what if’s’ in life than now. The evolution of your relationships … the slow/fast pace of planning, doing, adjusting, accepting, resisting … etc …. it will be the new year before you know it ….. on a side note, (gentle question) will you be creating 2013 calendars?

  • Jenna August 2, 2012 at 2:43 am

    @Renita Yes! I think I am!

  • Brenda August 10, 2012 at 1:50 am

    I love this post. I feel the same way – with everything you write. You have a knack, a gift, for being able to write honest thoughts, simply written, with humor and grace – thoughts that we all feel and think. Reading your blog makes me feel like I have a BFF sitting next to me anytime I need one.