Christmas is almost here, and I’m starting to believe that it’s all going to come together. I feel like I’m a marathon runner who is down to her last mile, and if I just keep putting one foot in front of the other I’ll get there.
Each year brings its own challenges and this year was no exception. The difference is how I handled the stressors of the season. I took good care of myself (and everyone else too so it is possible) by keeping my goals close to me. I have to say, that feels pretty amazing.
This whole journey is about so much more than weight loss. I somehow feel more connected to who I really am.
As I write these posts I am learning how to really see the world and see myself within it. I am not a mother, a wife, or a teacher – I am me – who happens to be all of those things. I believe that sometimes it is easy to limit ourselves to the labels we identify with and that leaves us stunted.
My good advice (that I’m learning to take myself) don’t worry about how others see you. Take the time to get to know how you see yourself and then grow into that person because, that person, is amazing. You, you are the gift! So let’s get this holiday season going, shall we?