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What does it mean to be on track?

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Lately I've been thinking about why I feel pressured to be at a particular stage in my life. Based on my high school classmates, I feel so far behind! M0st have finished college, gotten engaged or married, have one (some two) children, a decent job, etc. I feel left in the dust. Why do I feel like this?

In the almost 7 years since graduation, I have completed by BA in Biochemistry, received my MS in Forensic Science and am half-way through law school. I started my own pet care business six months ago, and have already turned a profit. So, why do I feel unsuccessful?

Maybe I do not have a husband. Maybe I do not have my dream job (yet). Maybe I do not have children (do dogs count?). Nonetheless, I should be beyond proud of myself! I do not need to reach these stages of life by a certain age... this is not a competition.

In the seven years since high school, I have ended an emotionally abusive relationship, discovered what true friendship looks like, fell in love with the greatest man in the world, gave my life over to God, and have found a passion for ministering to youth. Most people who had a life similar to mine would never be able to complete college, let alone graduate school AND law school! I have had opportunities in my life that I only dreamed about as a child. I never thought I would be able to do any of this!



So, why do I sabotage my health daily? My life today was only a mere dream a few years ago... My weight loss today seemed IMPOSSIBLE six months ago... LOOK AT ME NOW!
Therefore, I have no excuses not to take control of my health and continue striving to lose the last few pounds I desire. My entire life has been a testimony to the impossible becoming reality... I need to remember that.
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