Oh yeah, like today!! We started decorating for Christmas. We re-arranged the living room furniture. We made a space for a new tree – OUR tree. First we laid in bed until 10 and that was glorious. Then we had breakfast and cleaned and talked and went through the storage area. I was pleased to see there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of decor. That’s my biggest hang up lately.. having too much stuff. It looks like just the right amount actually and once Christmas is over, all my stuff will just get moved over here.
I’ve started already actually, just moving stuff. I’ve decided each time I go back and forth I’ll just bring more stuff. I’ve got a lot of sorting and tossing and decisions to make, but if I do it little bits at a time it will not be as overwhelming. That’s my thought process right now anyway. As for the rest of today.. Sunday.. Sunday funday.. we’re going to take it easy and enjoy what is left of the weekend.
There’s a part of me that has gone on for so long tracking my stats because I thought that as long as I was getting the right amount of sleep and exercise and eating right, i would be in the best possible position to lead a happy, healthy life. That was the whole point of this blog. To put enough thought into what I was going to do with each day so that I would never again go too far down the wrong path. That I would recognize sooner rather than later if something were going horribly wrong. Wrong like being in a dysfunctional marriage for 17 years. Wrong like spending five years is a relationship with the wrong person or too many months in a job that is too stressful or not leading to a better future. Checking myself daily and weekly has been absolutely essential to my road to recovery.
I think about what things might be like if I never met Jim. It’s tough at this point because our lives are so intertwined now but I’m sure if we never met I would still feel happier and healthier than I ever have. I would still be worried about my finances and work/life/school balance. I’d probably be more inclined to take a semester off of school because now I’ve bitten off more than I can chew where work is concerned. I would definitely be more engaged in work and excited about the potential of getting additional certifications for my career. I may have even considered putting school off until after my kids are graduated in order to balance everything out more.
As it is now, all of that has been accelerated by my meeting Jim. The thought of selling my house and not having that expense each month opens opportunities that were once years away. I can continue to work part time and continue my schooling. I can support my kids better as they transition to college and journey into adulthood. I can think about alternate jobs and careers which might be more aligned with my true calling in life. I’ve never had a supportive partner and it’s amazing how much of a difference it makes.
We do everything together and are great talking thorough everything. The future and every decision is being discussed. We weigh the pros and cons. That includes everything from what’s for dinner, to the timing and best approach to merging our households, to how to arrange the living room furniture si that there is a perfect spot for our new Christmas tree. Life is truly better when you are sharing it with someone who you love and you have each other’s best interest at heart.
I’m not going to stop keeping tabs on my stats, but it definitely feels less important now. Now that life is good, I don’t have as much of a need to track it so closely. I can see that my sleep is good. I can tell that my exercise has leveled out and that I still feel great. I can be mindful of my eating habits without obsessing about it too much. And THAT feels like the true “happy-healthy” that I’ve been striving for.
I’m hopeful that there will be many, many, many “Any Given Sundays” just like this one ahead. Less talk, and more action (or less talk, more relaxing 😉). To that end, it’s time to get off the treadmill and go chill.
Until Next Time,
PS.. The Burger last night was good, that review will be coming soon to a blog near this one. 😉😉