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Monday, October 12, 2009

From today's Healthy Reflections

"If you feel "tuned out" of your current life, that's okay.
Make your first goal to build a life that you can get "in"-to.
Then don't look back.
Make every day count and live purposefully, live energetically, live completely."

It's so obvious, so simple-

I wanted to save this because it speaks to where I am now- feeling "tuned out" of my own life.
Since I have spent the last 12 years getting 2 degrees & National Board certification while working full time, being unemployed has an unreal quality for me. It's like, "How did this happen to me? & What will happen to me now?"

A few positive things that I have done are
1. I overcame my feelings of anxiety to drive four hours, alone, to visit a very close friend whom I haven't seen in years. I blogged about her when I was questioning the purpose of Facebook. Now I'm a convert.
Anyway, I came so close to backing out, doing the safe thing- making up an excuse & staying home. She even said that she told her husband that I would end up backing out.
Too bad we didn't bet on it!
We had a wonderful time & it was so worth the trip.

2. While I was there we went to a New Balance store & I bought shoes to start the C25K program that I've been thinking about for several months.

3. Today I completed all of the challenges for the Wii teams that I belong to on Spark.

That's a good start, I just need to keep the momentum going to build a life that I can get into.
That's my responsibility to myself.
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  • SDOUGLAS8
    GO JACKIE!
    4260 days ago
  • MUDDER91
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    4260 days ago
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    Hey Jackie,
    I am still rooting for you!! I am glad to see you are still not giving up!
    4261 days ago
  • NJMATTICE
    Moving from a victim of circumstance into "Captain" of your Healthy, Positive life "vessel". Very cool. Thanks for the positive reinforcement. Following your instance to take the drive to visit your friend was a sharp move. Way to go!
    -Nancy
    4261 days ago
  • LINDIEMAE
    WELL DONE, WELL DONE, A FINE EXAMPLE TO US ALL. WHEN YOU REALLY REALLY WANT TO ACHEIVE SOMETHING YOU REALLY CAN! BY THE WAY, WHEN I STARTED SPARK THE FIRST THING I SAID WAS AN EXERCISE PROGRAM THAT FITS MY LIFE, NOT FITTING MY LIFE TO AN EXERCISE PROGRAM - BEST THING I HAVE DONE FOR ME BECAUSE I DO NOT FEEL LIKE ITS A CHORE, I FEEL EMPOWERED WITH THE TIME I HAVE TO BUILD A BETTER HEALTHIER ME !
    4261 days ago
  • SHINAKO
    You've done so well! You can keep up the great work. I know what you mean about backing out of engagements you're not sure of. I'm the same way.. I have to get myself out of the door before I think too much, or it'll never happen!


    4261 days ago
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