Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?


2014 Goals – Physical

The next area of my life that I have goals for is physical.  I am including exercise and nutrition here.

  • Lose 25 pounds.
  • Exercise 5 times a week.
  • Try 4 new sports/forms of exercise.
  • Work more walking into my days.

That is all for now, but I think it is a good start – plus I can break those down in to steps.


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2014 – Onward and Upward and No Looking Back

I’ve set some new goals for myself, in view of the recent improvements and changes in my life.  These goals cover everything from short-term things to accomplish to long-term.  I used to try the “101 Things in 1001 Days” but my lists were never satisfactory to me.  So…here I go with a general list of goals.  No doubt I will be updating as I go a long.

I have divided my list into sections: financial/legal, physical, well-being, self-development, family, community, spiritual, social, relationships, and home.

  • Financial/Legal
  • Physical
  • Well-being
  • Self-development
  • Family
  • Community
  • Spiritual
  • Social
  • Relationships
  • Home

I am going to actually flesh this list out an entry at a time.  I think that that will make it easier for me to read and keep up with goals as I go.

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Being present


Today I had a day out – Mama’s Day Out…lol.  Sometimes you just HAVE to do it.  I went to the botanical garden near us, which is gorgeous.   Most of the people caring for the plants are volunteers; they have even had some nearby military folks come in for various projects.  All of them do a spectacular job.

Anyway – all of that to say that I went there today to stop: stop thinking too much, stop worrying needlessly, stop getting ahead of myself, and stop being anxious.  I simply walked (a lot – 10,000+ steps) and sat.  Today was about 80 degrees, sunny and breezy.  I’m not sure what the humidity was, but it was incredibly low for this time of year.  It was perfect.  I could hear the birds calling, children playing in their area of the gardens, and planes taking off from the airport next door.  I felt the breeze ruffling my hair, the sun on my face and the occasional flick of an insect landing on me.  I got to see a turtle doing his best “I’m the King of the World” (from Titanic) on a log in the water, and a red-headed woodpecker hopping on a tree.

I feel so much better now.  Amazing what stopping and taking a pause from life will do for you.