I was just given a book by my mother called “The Skinny Rules” by Bob Harper. Opened to the first chapter titled “Rule 1: Drink a Large Glass of Water Before Every Meal–No Excuses”. I think I can do that.
I am always wanting to change something about my life… I get bored and constant metamorphosis inspires me. Problem is, I often want to accomplish too much at once and, because I can’t, I get discouraged.
I guess the best thing for me–for anybody–to do is to take one thing at a time and make a habit of it… just focus on that one thing (or on those two things).
I don’t diet; that always backfires. I’m going to drink a large glass of water before I every meal… that is within my scope of ability, at least. Even if that doesn’t make me “slimmer”, at least I’m doing something to make me healthier.
Treating myself and my body better. Taking more walks and vitamins… eating more plants and less animals… enjoying the feeling of looser jeans that don’t threaten to cut me in half when I bend over.
Becoming proficient and efficient in every work that I do… with passion and confidence.
Writing more songs, regaining my voice, and walking around with my guitar, singing it loud enough for all to hear.
Tending a garden in my backyard.
Getting rid of more clutter, old clothes, and other things from the past that don’t fit me anymore.
Remembering my spiritual side and allowing it to permeate all I do.
I see light up ahead. I see myself taking more control of my life again, leaving behind that which is superfluous (to me, anyway), and going out and getting what it is I want. Tired of making excuses and saying I can’t do something… change is just up ahead.
Been rethinking the college thing… I’m burnt-out. I’ll probably be taking a year-long break from it. It is not because my husband longs for the day I’ll be finished with it, or that others are being unsupportive of my college career; by and large, they are being fairly patient with my absences. No one is influencing my decision; I’m am taking a break because I know I need one and am going to crack up if don’t get it.
I simply have other things I would like to do. I want to play a larger, more useful role in the family business. It’s becoming successful, and I want to spend my efforts on something that’s growing and dynamic. Why not? This thing is hot, wants to grow, and I’m getting on board.
Besides… just because I haven’t earned that piece of paper called a Bachelor’s Degree yet doesn’t mean I don’t have intelligence, skills, and some life experience to bring to the table. I’ve already been doing my part for a while and it’s helping. And frankly… my husband is not requiring a degree from me.
No one is stopping me from finishing my education… I can always go back to it. Even if I do not… getting an education is more than the system that requires paid tuition for one to partake of the benefits. Essentially anyone can learn anything they want at anytime for very little money; the internet, libraries, and YouTube have made certain of that. Love reading? You’re already ahead of the game. Not knocking higher learning by conventional means at all; I encourage everyone to get an education but when it comes to the methods of such, one size doesn’t necessarily fit all.
Be curious! Explore! Read and learn all you can and pursue your interests. There is no one withholding knowledge from you… the halls of higher learning are already in your mind.