Monday, October 18, 2010

Taking Back My Life

For the past few years I have given the impression of being Large and In Charge. In reality I feel like I have been riding a wild roller coaster with no one at the controls.

On Sunday I enjoyed a glorious 3 hour ride through the hills of Virginia on my way to see Son play in a college Rugby Match. (insert gratuitous photo here....)

I had a lot of time to think, to watch the foliage, to count my blessings and tally up my faults. And I found the resolve to take back my life.

For months/years I have talked about fixing up/selling the house, making a career move, getting in shape, quitting bad habits, getting back on the spiritual path. But I couldn't get out of my own way or wouldn't take the resolve to dig out from kids, job, house, cleaning, relationships.

Somehow in the breeze of the fall day, I found the resolve to make the change.

Today I called the Dr. to deal with my bruised (?) rib from my game a week ago - no more letting medical issues run amok. I'm taking charge.

I packed a salad and drank water instead of diet coke. (I kicked the diet coke habit 2 months ago but was backsliding this weekend).

I put away the Margarita maker until I lose 15 pounds.

I started my day with prayers and made a plan to address my spiritual starvation. And I prayed for the strength not to let my aggravation with a certain coworker color my day any more.

I made a to-do list for work, got up early and hit the office before 8am.

I had a talk with the Boss about a game plan for work.

I made plans for next weekend with a list of home improvement items to tackle.

Day 1 and counting. One Day at a time.


ModernMom said...

Sounds like an amazing plan. I think I need to have a good sit down with myself and address so many of the same issues. It is so easy to put yourself last!
Best of luck to you:)

JO said...

I think there are times that you need to take life on autopilot - if only to dream - then when you take back your life - you have a clearer vision of the who/what/when/why/hows of life.

Go forth Gnd and rock the world like we all know you can!

Cristy said...

Wow!! You've put me to shame today! I'm still in my PJ's :) Please tell me your still with the captain. I love your blog!!

that girl said...

I love your blog..your honesty. I have been trying to kick myself in the ass lately..your post makes it seems much more attainable.


Gigi said...

Oh wow! Good for you! I'm very good about making those resolutions and then come, not so much. You are an inspiration.

ChiTown Girl said...

Wow, you look at you go!! Keep it up, Sista!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Yay you!!!!! This is a very uplifting post for me.
perhaps I need a drive through Virginia too????

TAG said...

The only thing standing between you and your goals is your resolve (or lack thereof).

Make yourself a promise and keep it. You can do this, the end result is in your hands.

You've taken the first (and most important) step. Now keep moving in the right direction and you'll get where you are going.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm still reeling at the fact you gave up Diet Coke--wow. I have tried and tried and have decided that I can live with one a day--at lunch. That's been working for a few months now.

Sometimes the stars just align to take charge and make changes--kudos to you for taking advantage of it.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

You GO girl!