By Renee Bodkin
Realization #1 – I got a new phone this summer and I never saved all of my photos from my other phone. That needs to get put on the “To Do List” as an “ASAP” thing. Since I have a LOT of photos on that phone. A LOT I SAY!
Realization #2 – As I scrolled through my “new phone” to see the “exact day” I got the phone, I realized that although I didn’t blog much this summer. I have so, so, so (yes that was 3 *so’s*) very much to be grateful for. We had a really nice summer and I have photos to prove it, darn it all! 🙂
Realization #3 – I need to come up with a plan. I think I want to continue counting my days of gratitude. It just will take longer than ONE YEAR to get my 365 days. Hope that makes sense.
Realization #4 – Or maybe more of “note to self #4” – I need to add pictures to some of these blog posts.
Realization #5 – Writing is therapeutic. Yeah. Kind of a no brainer there but really… it is. Finding the right words is sometimes a challenge. I can’t tell you how many times I’ll type of sentence then erase the whole thing and start over. But the challenge is in communicating a message in your own personal voice. I enjoy that challenge.
Realization #6 – As much as I’m not a good cook and as much as I don’t “enjoy” cooking. I do enjoy having dinner in the oven and a meal planned. Pork loin, mashed potatoes, and cauliflower. Yes… I think that works. Now to meal plan for a week. Or — gasp — prepare food ahead of time.
Realization #7 – I want to go “back” to the gym. But how do I start?! Just like… go? And I have this membership to World Gym but I don’t like it there. I didn’t feel comfortable there the few times I went. And… I want to go back to ChrisFit but… I just don’t know. Ugh. I had success there. I felt comfortable there. Unfortunately, when my personal trainer left for a job in his field… nobody called to take over my training and that was all I needed to just “throw in the towel”. I was having a tough time making progress at that point and my mind won out. Excuses aside. Now how do I get back into the swing of things!? I’m grateful in the knowledge that I have had success but I am afraid. There. I said it. Not sure what I’m afraid of but my mind is playing games with me and winning!