Alright, that is the last thing that you intend to do. The fear, frustration and anger are probably still bubbling near the surface. I know. I have lived it. Yet I have discovered that taking a good hard look at ourselves and our lives generally comes when we have nothing obstructing the way. I thought about this during my walk this morning. When I was working full-time, I had a built in excuse for my lack of exercise, inability to finish projects, less than stellar housekeeping (I paid someone to do it) and a myriad of other things I didn’t do including pursue the things I love. Guess what? No more excuses.
Now I know if you are like me you still need income to pay bills. You still need to feel useful and you don’t want to be a burden to others. I get all that but at some point you will be sitting quietly and realize that you have to get on with life and perhaps re-inventing one’s self is the way to go. The cover story has been blown. Now what? I love crafts and spend a good part of my “free” days involved in knitting, crocheting, felting and writing (in my blog) about the whole mess. A career? I’m working on it! The personal issues like diet and exercise, no more excuses. I find that working out is good because it is something you can still control and the benefits are great. Also did you know that eating out a lot and buying junk food is expensive? I take my lunch or dinner when I teach and what a surprise I have more control over that too.
So when you adjust to your new circumstances and you will, remember to make lemonade with the lemons you were dealt.