Years ago, after a long run of bad relationships, I made a list of dating non-negotioables. The list was comprised of deal breakers and things that were completely unacceptable (to me) in a partner. Over the years, the list has changed. Not much has come off, but things have definitely been added.
As I contemplate my direction in life, I think it is time to compile a list of non-negotiables in life. I think that in order to truly be a peace with myself, I need to identify what it is that has no place in my world.
After much thought, I have come up with the Ten Commandments of Kristin.
1. God before all else.
2. Live my life for me.
3. Rome wasn't built in a day.
4. Kids will be kids.
5. Don't blink.
6. Don't stay mad.
7. Everyone deserves love and kindness.
8. Find purpose in everything - big and small.
9. Make a difference.
10. Love yourself.