I can’t believe I’ve only blogged twice since the beginning of the year. That is a shame. But, as you read in the previous post, I have been very busy with work. It’s a good thing, for the most part. I’ve been promoted in less than a year. With that promotion comes a lot of added responsibility and HOURS, so I’m trying to find balance once again. Isn’t that what life is all about? Growing and re-establishing balance.
My apartment is clean. All suitcases are unpacked. I am taking time for myself last thing each evening and first thing each morning. I’m eating well. So things are good. I am not exercising like I’d like to be because I’m struggling to find time. I have prioritized being in bed by 10pm over almost everything else. So, it’s not a perfect world, but I’m getting there.
I’m eating animal protein again. I’ve been meat free for 8 months, working with a natural health counselor since November. We have tried many combinations of supplements and foods to get me the amount of protein my body needs, but it’s not working for me. I am a protein metabolic type and it’s almost impossible for us to be successful as vegetarians. I am a lot less stressed about meal planning since the switch back. But I still only eat whole foods and organic, hormone and antibiotic free meat. No trash going into the temple as long as I can control it. I feel a lot more stable since the switch. I am sustained a lot longer between meals. I started losing weight again. Weight loss had been such a yo-yo experience as a vegetarian. I am consistently moving in the downward direction now and that makes me happy. We’ll see. I have 5 more sessions with my current program with my counselor. We’ll see where I land.
I am so excited about where my career is going. I feel like I need to put in my time now while I am single (well, let’s not get technical) and childless to secure my financial future. I’ll put in the long hours and hard work now, so I can devote time to other things when the come. And yes, I expect them to come. I want to be a mom and I want to be married (omg, I said it) to a man I can’t imagine life without. Do I see either of those circumstances on the horizon? No more than I can see tomorrow’s sunrise…but I know it’s coming!
So, I’ve missed you all. I’m trying to find balance in my new lifestyle. I’m happy and healthy and filled with love for each of you and for all of my “real life” family and friends.
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. I don’t have a Valentine, per se, but I have lots of folks I love dearly. That’s priceless to me. You know who you are and I wish you all a very happy Valentine’s Day. May you share your day in the warm embrace of true, sweet love.
I’ll see you when I get there!