Welcome to my blog. A few things got me here…
I turn 50 next month. I’m not ready for that. I’m still single, and I’ve become “ok” with the idea that I will be alone for the rest of my life. I’d like to shift that to something more positive.
I have had a series of unfortunate events set my world on it’s ear. I need to either give up and disappear, or stand up and fight. Somewhere in the depths of despair, my brain snapped a few nights ago, and I decided on fight.
I have spent the last 8 years floundering. I need to move forward. I need to do SOMETHING to spur change.
I have a job that I love most of the time. It does not pay nearly enough. I can no longer afford to love my job. I’m exploring other avenues. I need to find “side work” that can fill in what is needed, or a new job in the corporate world…where I really do not want to be. That world squashed my soul once before. I am exploring options while the people in my life pressure me to go back to corporate life.
I injured my ankle for the third time in 15 months on Christmas night. Pulled, strained, and torn ligaments, again. I need to find a way to afford proper rehab so that that this does not happen again. I had this wonderful goal to run last year, and was sidelined. It took six months for the last injury to heal. Let’s hope for a shorter healing this time around.
I have major expenses involving my home. Home ownership is not for the faint of heart, nor for the poor. I won’t go into the details. Suffice it to say, it’s not pretty.
I have a few health issues. I need lose some weight, lower my blood pressure, and get my thyroid in line. I need to focus more on food, which is hard to do when you’re an emotional eater. I have SO many emotions!
I don’t have internet at home. I spend a lot of time at Starbucks. I drink Mint Medley herb tea the majority of the time, as caffeine really isn’t good for me. I have a table that they call “mine”, and the staff is super cool. Free wifi? Not really, but the tea is good and inexpensive. I tend to take a lot with me when I go there, as there is so much to do!
I have decided that I will allow myself a few minutes a day to be sad, wallow, and have a pity party. The rest of the day I will be positive and looking for opportunities. This is my life, I need to get started!