I haven’t blogged in a few weeks because I’ve had some major changes occur in my life over the past month. I bought a new house AND started a new job. I started my new job one day and the next day closed on my house…so you can imagine the process of getting to both. Both were “suddenly” blessings. I wasn’t expecting either at the time they happened! It was as if one day in December God said “NOW”, and he opened up the windows of heaven!!! It has been such a whirlwind and I feel extremely blessed. I could blog for a month about all the things that have transpired and the lessons I’ve learned over the past 60 days, but I’ll save those lessons for another day. I’ve always been one to say that I like change because, at least for me, it usually leads to something good. But even good change takes some getting used to. I now realize I’m in the process of adjusting to a new normal. By nature I’m a very structured and regimented person. I don’t like chaos and I’m comforted by order, so trying to switch things up is stressing me out. The new house and the new job are MAJOR changes for me. I moved from living in town to living in the suburbs. I like being in the suburbs, but it’s further away from my new job. So, in order to get to work in time, and to avoid traffic, I have to get up really early and get on the road really early. Even though I’m accustomed to getting up early during the week, I used to spend that time differently. I’d get up to pray, meditate, workout, eat breakfast, and then go to work. I enjoy slowing around in the mornings so switching my routine hasn’t been easy. I especially prefer to work out in the morning, so I’m trying to figure out how to get it all in. I’m just about three weeks in to my new life and my new routine and I’m slowly getting there. I’ve accepted that my life and schedule are different now and I will eventually get into a groove. At first it didn’t seem that way; I just felt like a fish out of water. Initially, I think the hardest part about this change was I kept trying to do things the way I’ve always done them and that’s just not possible. When I couldn’t keep up with my old life I felt like I was failing. Of course that’s not the case; I’m not failing, so I’m giving myself permission to create my new normal. That’s what I’m doing now. I’m getting to work earlier, so I’m getting off a little earlier. On the days the afternoon traffic cooperates with me, I can work out at the gym after work. I’m also not eating out as much and I have begun to prepare my meals at home again. ..that’s a BIG help! My hope is by the end of this week I’ll be back in a groove with school and can catch up on my courses. We’ll see how that goes. So, I just wanted to check in with you guys to let you know that I’m still here, and I am getting my life and my house in order. I’m not going to say that I’m getting back to how life used to be, it won’t be the way it used to be, and that’s okay because I believe it will be better. Until next time… Peace, Love & Fitness! ]]>

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