Friday, May 18, 2012
My life is changing. It has been for some time, but today makes it really real.
Today is my last day at work. I resigned for several reasons, but none of that matters now.
It's been hard at times thinking about all the changes, but not as hard as I thought it would be. I'm not really a change-lover, so my optimism is surprising me. Financially it will be a hit, but just a small one (my income has never been huge here), but my husband assures me we'll be fine.
Working and going to school has been a challenge. It has especially taken a toll on my health (weight wise). So I'm really hoping to be able to make some lasting changes. I know I have had times in my life where I haven't had to work before, but I was raising/homeschooling kids, so this is the first time I've ever been able to put some focus on me.
Today I also joined habitforge.com. This is a site where you can set up a challenge for yourself and it will send reminders to you. It helps you to form new habits. You can choose not only the habit to do, but how it's monitored - either 21 days (and if you miss a day it starts over) or so many times a week. It sends reminder emails and then asks if you completed it.
I don't know, it's another tool in my tool belt I guess. We'll see if it helps. I'm hoping that it will count down the days as well, I think that could help for motivation. I made it easy to start - 10 minutes of exercise/day. I thought about going several times a week vs. daily, but if I really want to make a change, shouldn't I at least be able to put in 10 minutes a day? Seriously?
Anywho... here goes.