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Every night they wait for me to come home from work. (Jake the kitty passed away in 2012)


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I continue to marvel that self exploration and discovery can be so challenging and, at times, uncomfortable. In my working/raising a family years, there truly iwas little time for this luxury. As more time for self was added to my day via empty nest and retirement I looked forward with anticipation to this "me" time. I once again failed to apply time to taking care of me. Soon I was too busy and I found myself at the bottom of my priorities all over again. It seems a lifetime of ignoring myself is not easy to undo. After having the excuse of "no time" for so many years, now that I have time I seem to be filling it with more things. I find myself brainwashed that self time is somehow indulgent or am I still seeking approval from some entity?? Aha, there it is.

So 2012 will be my year to work at getting comfortable spending time with myself and for myself. I will give myself permission to enjoy relationships, both personal and spiritual. It is okay to spend time reading or watching a movie. I will pay attention to how many tasks I take on and what is motivating me to do so.

Life balance continues to be elusive but I'm working on it.

Member Since: 2/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 42,325

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My goal is to make lifestyle changes that will promote my health and well being.

To stay strong and committed in this pursuit by actively participating in SparkPeople.

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1. Vigilant and honest review of what I am doing and why.

2. Daily exercise is a joy, not a chore

3. Asking, "Does this help me reach my goal?"

4. Challenge myself continually.

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I am from Northern Michigan; Bay area. We love our fresh air and fresh water. We are the big little city with a small hometown feeling.

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What if I can't do it?
What if I can but I don't try?

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