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Ch Ch Changes

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Hi everyone.

So like David Bowie sang, "turn and face the strange, ch ch changes." When my kids were small, I always told them that the only sure thing in life is change. It appears that is happening with SparkPeople if you read the article making the rounds.


This Spark news threw me this morning! I have seen SO many people on this site learn about themselves and improve their health and happiness over the past 12 ish years. So I know we are all stronger than our excuses and life's unexpected speed bumps and changes.

Some old wounds from last summer are getting reopened. I have some hard thinking to do and hard decisions to make. The events of the past year and a half have taught me that I may get knocked down but I'm not out and I am not the same person I was a year ago. I understand myself more than I ever have, I can do hard things. It's not always pretty, I sometimes take a couple of steps backward, but I know how to get myself moving forward again.

I've done a lot of hard work with the help of friends, family, my therapist, and the Spark community. If we lose blogs and teams with the Spark changes, I wanted to make sure to get one more blog in to tell you all how much this community has meant to me over the years. You all have really pulled me through and inspired me!

I watched the Pink documentary on Amazon Prime this weekend, All I Know So Far. I felt empowered and danced and sang at the end.

Whatever changes life throws at you, wanted or unwanted, please know that you are strong. Stay true to yourself. Ride the waves. Stand for what you believe. Surround yourself with positive people. "be proud of that skin full of scars".

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You throw your head back
And you spit in the wind
Let the walls crack
'Cause it lets the light in
Let 'em drag you through hell
They can't tell you to change who you are
(That's all I know so far)
And when the storm's out
You'll run in the rain
Put your sword down
Dive right into the pain
Stay unfiltered and loud
You'll be proud of that skin full of scars

That's all I know so far
That's all I know so far
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