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Musings on Satisfaction and Accomplishment

Friday, December 07, 2012

I am looking for a sense of satisfaction, of accomplishment.

Eating won’t do it.

Shopping won’t do it.

Sometimes exercise – especially cardio does it. Today is an “off” day in my training to run a 10K in under an hour. Been feeling anxious, I think – had been looking forward to ‘treating’ it with exercise – until I realized I’m supposed to take the day off before a long run day.

The BLC is over for now – no challenges there to go for. Can’t work on the 2012 exercise miles challenge today.

Today was payday (every Friday is) – dealing with finances wasn’t satisfying.

Dishes, laundry, housework are never satisfying to me.

Yes, I am a recovering perfectionist, good student, etc., etc., etc. But now I am 47 – and I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

Not sure where to find the satisfaction, the accomplishment.

Maybe in crafting? Carving rubber stamps? Making artist trading cards/LTC’s? Making greeting cards? Scrapbooking?

I just know there is much more to this issue for me. Realizing that stuffing food and shopping don’t ‘do it” for me is big. Sometimes I even remember and act (or choose to not act!) based on that knowledge – some days I do better than others.

I’m going to start with preparing healthy food, working on my Other Goals here on SP.

I wish you all much satisfaction and feelings of accomplishment!
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/31/2012 10:13PM

    I don't claim to have the answers, but I know where I start and that's with what I love.

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SAASHA17 12/8/2012 8:41AM

    I hear Ya Mary..

way to go on figuring out food wont do it..Hugs

Manasa

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BECCA315 12/8/2012 8:18AM

    Really understand your frustration. Not being able to write sends me into a tailspin...

Keep up the good work, and keep up with your SP goals.

Becca

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SEABREEZE64 12/8/2012 7:15AM

    I'm 63 and I still don't know.

But I have accepted that it is okay if I don't know.

I don't have to be anything.

I just have to be.

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STEPHLOKI 12/8/2012 3:41AM

    I know the feeling! Try out different things and then you will find the one that is right for you!

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/8/2012 12:26AM

    LOL!! I'm 54 and don't know what I want to be when I grow up!

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