Yesterday, I spent honouring those who taught me how to walk my own path, to know my own mind.
Today I am looking forward. my life has changed so radically in the few months, I feel like I am undergoing a complete metamorphosis. This is more than just the weight loss and exercise, the ripples my lifestyle change are spreading throughout every area of my life, just like a pebble thrown in a pond. So as the days are starting to draw in I want to see how my priorities and goals have changed. I feel that some areas need simplifying, whilst I am brimming with new ideas and ambitions for other areas of my life. I am clarifying my life's purpose.
1.I am a busy woman, I have always pushed myself to the limits. Then I got ill, couldn't walk, talk or pretty much do anything for myself, I took morphine for the pain and turned to food for comfort. I never want to go back to that dark place, I want to live in the light. So I have decided to do some volunteer work for Arthritis UK, help others that haven't been as lucky as me. I know that I will always live in fear of a relapse, but I am going to do everything I can to positively fight against it.
2.Joining the Fall 5% Challenge has helped me to refocus on my diet and fitness goals, here's to losing 1lb a week for the next 8 weeks. If I don't lose that much it will not be the end of the world, because I know I have tried my hardest. Knowledge that I will be fitter and stronger is all I need.
3.Finally, I need to cut out the dead wood. Prune the areas of my life that neither satisfy nor stimulate me, it is so easy to get bogged down in the mundanity of day to day living. I want more time to study (I got my second assignment in yesterday, yea!!!), I want to start my own business..... I have bought a domain name and hosting. I am going to do this. The seed of an idea has germinated, now the work starts. I'm lucky to be blessed with such a loving and supportive family. I count my blessings every day, thank you.
So here is to mind mapping, laughing, dancing, singing, positive change, gratitude, meditation and clarifying my life's purpose.
May your Monday be filled with clarity, purpose and most of all happiness.