Welcome to The 29-Day Love Challenge! If we were asked if we love ourselves, so many of us would say, with attitude, “Of course I love myself! What’s wrong with you?” But then far too many of us live day to day as if we don’t. So, since February is known for being the month of love, I challenge you to show love everyday, that’s ev-er-ree day, for the full 29 days in this February! Can you do it? Are you in? [Read more…]
Are you really ready? How many times have we said we are ready for a new job, new house, new car, more money, or the right man? A gazillion right? When the truth of the matter is, we’re not ready.
We just ain’t ready.
I’ve said it many times before: your wanting something does not make you ready for it. And just because you have wanted it for a long time doesn’t mean you are prepared for it. [Read more…]
Some people confuse being alone with being lonely. I can assure you; it’s quite different. I, for instance, am divorced, unattached, single…alone…at least in the sense of being in a relationship. However, I am NOT lonely. Lonely is when someone has a degree of depression or despair about not being in a relationship. So, that’s not me. Not only am I NOT lonely, I consider myself “flying solo.” Solo, because I am alone, single. And “flying” because I am soaring and not even the sky is the limit.
On New Year’s Eve, I was grateful I had the chance to reflect on my year. There were a lot of ups and downs, but sadly, there were many things I didn’t accomplish. I wanted to go here and there and do this and that. I did very little. I wondered why.
At first I wanted to give myself an “out” and say it was because I was working all the time. True; I WAS working all the time, but I could have taken time off. Then I wanted to say it was because I didn’t have the money. But then I thought about some of my money decisions and realized, that, no, I couldn’t blame it on lack of money.
I was coming up with alibis left and right, and none of them were sticking.
Okay. It may seem very simple, but as you get older, it doesn’t become as simple. Like, I was appalled when I realized I was 10 lbs heavier than I was used to being. My eating habits hadn’t changed, but I was older, so my metabolism slowed down. I wasn’t ready for that one. And at that same time I learned that as I was getting older, with my slower metabolism, I didn’t need as much food…yet, like I said, my eating habits hadn’t changed.
Well, guess what happened next? I kept getting older, changed jobs and wasn’t walking nearly as much (I rapidly walked the halls at my last job, now I drive to people’s homes all day), and my eating habits got to be pretty bad. AND, I was stressed all day and night dealing with a “personal” situation (you know what THAT was). So the job change, plus my getting older, plus my poor eating habits, plus my stress level was the perfect formula for me to gain almost an additional 10 lbs! What the heck?! [Read more…]