Cycle of Life (style)
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Man, it's been awhile since I've blogged, so I'm thinkin time for some thoughts.
What I've found as I've continued this (sometime tough) journey is the cycles that I have experienced in my almost 9 months with SP so far.
1) That " I'm sick and tired and need to do something moment"...it's that point in life when I said, "do something or die"... I'm excited, I set some goals and make a plan, and thanks to SP and it's tools, I can start on what has been a learning and rewarding experience (little bitty steps at a time).
2) Then I met people in the same situation as I'm in and realize I don't have to do this alone. I'll call it "The Life Boat". This life boat has experienced people that help steer the boat and some "newbies" that are anxious to help row the boat to safety. We all work our bums off and a team of people together are focused on getting us home.
3) "Sweet Sailing" this is a time when we learn things like tracking our food and realizing what we were doing that got us in the predicament in the first place. So we are crusing and learning and moving more and more and can see that this thing can work. We are singing.
4) "Choppy Waters" yes, no matter what, we will encounter choppy waters, but with the help of the team, we overcome them by remembering what we have learned... and our jouney continues on course. Sometimes it seems we are rowing in circles and progress slows, but by hanging in there we realize once again that by working together we find the right course once again.
5) Then "The Storm from Hell" hits. It can be very violent. It tosses the boat with hugh waves of of self dought, and worries that somehow makes some of us lose there grip and no matter how much we try to hold on to the boat and each other, alas we tend to lose some of our now good friends. This is a sorrowful and frustating time, all we can do is take solice in the fact that they have life preservers and we will never give up on them and are hopeful they will one day find us again.
This cycle of life (style) is never ending to be sure. It's a struggle to get were we want to be, but one thing is for sure we ALL want to get there and the GREAT thing about this boat is it will always be big enough for everyone and anyone who reaches out your hand will be pulled in and together one day we will see land...I AM SURE OF IT.
I'd like to take this time to welcome back all that were lost and thank all of you that hung in there through the storms, so you could help everyone back in this boat called Life.