Monday, February 21, 2011

What is a Whimsical Sol?

Being a Whimsical Sol is an attitude...a way of life...and we are always changing, growing and mixing things up a bit - in a good way.  :)

The whole idea of  Whimsical Sols, originated from trying to follow my life motto:  "Live the Life You Love."  It's a catchy little phrase that surprisingly, few people think to follow.  We get so wrapped up in our to-do lists and day to day responsibilities, that we often forget to pay attention to what we are actually doing, saying and thinking.  We started as young dreamers preparing for an exciting life and ended up as labels:  Mom, Wife, Sister, Career Woman, Friend, Lover, Neighbor, Volunteer, Daughter...and the list goes on and on.  The labels are not the problem; it is when our entire identity is in that label.  Sometimes we even end up living on auto-pilot and slowly become invisible in our labeled roles.

When I started to pay attention to the choices I was making and living more and more in the moment, a funny thing happened.  I started to feel like "me" again.  I was happier and just more comfortable in my own skin.  I some how started to accept my eccentricities, flaws and even failures.  The things about me that I tried to hide for so many years, turned out not to be not so bad after all.  It is okay if I am different, because actually that makes me unique.  :)

So, of course after ridding myself of labels, I created another one...Whimsical Sol.  This one is less of a label and more of a way of life.  It better suits me and so many woman I know.  Here's what it means:

Whimsical:  Playfully fanciful, esp. in an appealing and amusing way and often unpredictable  (Who doesn't want to be like that?!)

Sol:  is Spanish for sun (brilliant shining light), but it is also a little play on words, for soul.  (We love to have the light within us shine through and try to make the world a better place.) 

When you put those two definitions together and add a little personality, you end up with a Whimsical Sol.  I also like to use 3 words to define a Whimsical Sol.  Keep in mind, that these are chosen on a whim and they are sometimes quick to change.  Some examples are:  Dazzling, Daring, Dreamer or Spontaneous, Bright, Giving.

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself today? 

What 3 words do you want to use to describe yourself? 

I think I will stop and ponder to answer those questions for myself.

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