Slow and Steady

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday: New Beginnings

Every end is a new beginning.

I love this idea. It is incredibly timely since it is the beginning of a new year for me and my family. I also love the repeating feeling I can find in this new year, the regular new year, the first of a month and honestly how Monday's feel. I love starting fresh, I love starting anew, but I wish I could see every day that way. To be more forgiving of myself and others and be able to wake up and feel like it is a new day and I can make it great. I am still locked on larger blocks of time like weeks, months and years. So that I can regain some persepective I am going to recap and a few helps me if I write things down.

Since last Rosh Hashanah
  • I have mostly kept all my weight off (within 3-5lbs of my 40lb weight loss)
  • I PR'd my 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon and marathon times 
  • I was promoted at work
  • My daughter started daycare and she is learning so much
  • My son advanced to pre-K as a 3 year old
  • My husband was elected to a board of directors, did I mention he is not very social?
  • I lost my 18 year old cousin to cancer
  • I lost my last living grandparent
  • We took our first family vacation
  • I just recently turned a corner with some family members I was having ups and downs with, such a relief and so much more fun
  • My husband and I made our first large financial pledge to a charitable cause (we really felt like grown ups)
Wow, the big things are working out, but sometimes I focus on the little things. The whole "can't see the forest for the trees" syndrome. I guess when I post semi regularly I am focused on whether I completed a workout or whether my weight that day or that week is where I wished it was and I complain a lot. When I look at the big picture, things are going well with the appropriate levels of challenges we all need to learn and grow. There is always room for improvement, but really I have so much more to be thankful for than I realize.

As a fresh start to this blog, my "Why I Kick A$$" section will now be updated to "The Big Picture" The Big Picture will give me the opportunity to recover from the complaining I am sure to continue to do in my daily postings, LOL. I may through in a few "Why I Kick A$$" things every now and then as needed, but I would like to be more big picture oriented this year.

The Big Picture: My husband and I held hands and giggled like teenagers inappropriately at religious services last night. We weren't disruptive, but I love that we still enjoy each others company in a youthful way.

Thankful Three
  1. For new beginnings
  2. For new bras
  3. For a weekend away that starts tomorrow


Regina said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love this post and the title of your blog! I can so relate. I'm sorry about your cousin and your grandparent.

That proverb is so spot on.

Anonymous said...

This is a great post and you have done so much.

I love that little bit about you and your husband still enjoying each others company like that.

Christi said...

Great job on seeing the big picture. That is very cool!