So it's been a while. Like a LONG while. I realize that I've been MIA. I apologize. Things just got in the way....life and all that. But I feel as though I've crossed whatever hurdle was in my way and I have come out the other side. And I'm back at blogging. I feel as though I have so much to say. Well maybe not so much to say, but quite a few things. I've been busy while I've been away. Busy is good, right?
At the end of February I went away to Bethany Beach with my Bible Study group ladies. We did a "Vision Board" weekend. It was amazing!!!!! Our fearless leader has created a system for figuring out what your strengths and weakness are. The hardest part of the entire weekend was finding what my weaknesses are. Not that I didn't already know, I mean, come on, I KNOW! But rather having them spelled out to me on a number scale. I was nervous that my numbers were going to be the lowest of the group. They were, but not by much. Then after we did that we started focusing on what we DID want in our lives. And there was a writing exercise about your "perfect moment" and how you knew you were in it. I loved that. I felt content and in control writing that. It felt right. Now I must tell you that I told my therapist about my "perfect moment" and her response was, "Rachel, when did you become so vanilla?!?" I don't think my perfect moment is vanilla. I just think that hecticness and a flurry of unplanned, spontaneous events are panic attacks in the making. I like my plain ole day that I described. It made me happy. I left that weekend feeling good and like I could make my life any way I wanted. That I have the power to make the changes and make the things I want to happen!
At the beginning of March I went to a mindful eating retreat. That was very different. The biggest take away that I got from the weekend was that fullness and hunger are two totally different scales. I didn't realize that. I mean, now that I type it out it seems so simple. But honestly I didn't realize that you could be not hungry and not full. It was a total game changer. It was a great weekend as well and I met a ton of lovely ladies that I hope to continue the relationship with in the coming months. We are working on having our own mindful eating meal together one day soon. It was a great topic and there is much to learn and work on. If you are interested check out my friend Sara Solomon's website, Your Inner Kitchen. She's starting a new workshop if you are interested on mindful eating.
And lastly this is going to be MY WEEK!!!! I did a lot of planning over the weekend, both with my planner and in the kitchen. I have healthy food to eat all week. My apartment is more orderly than it's been in ages and I am ready to go. This morning I made it to the gym before work........I feel so proud of that. A tiny thing but it is worthwhile to keep the tiny things in mind as we take strides to make them bigger things. Right? Isn't that the way it goes?
With that I will leave you for now.....but think about this quote as you go: Be the kind of person you want to meet.
Why I'm Blogging
Just your average 40 something trying to find the way in which she can make sense of her life. I hope you'll join me for this journey.