Friday, January 04, 2013
This morning, on the SP Class of Nov 4-11 2012 list, Dragonchilde asked about our resolutions. I'd decided on mine about a month ago: balance. I'd even blogged about it to make it real.
Balance of nutrition, exercise, parenting, and work.
Balance would mean not letting any one of those take over the others, but rather keeping all 4 alive and well.
So, as I settled in with a nice cup of tea to answer Dragonchilde's prompt, I realized that I was settling into my 2012 routine. In 2012, I was working part-time, with a huge emphasis on the "part." For 2013, I'm going back to full-time ... in just a few more weeks. As some of you know, I am not looking forward to it. But to achieve balance, I need to let a little more work start creeping gently back into my life, in manageable ways.
Sip. Swallow. Sigh.
2012 ended with a terrific burst of SP energy, and since joining I am down 8 pounds. 2012 ended with a lot of time (well) spent on SP. I've enjoyed every minute of it, and it has helped to keep me motivated and healthy. But as I wrote out my 2013 resolution, I realized my morning routine would have to change. I can't stay on SP for hours each morning anymore.
Sip. Swallow. Sigh again.
At that point, I checked out of SP, and resolved to cross at least 3 work-related items off the now-growing list. I did those 3, and then a few more. It took an hour. Not bad. I can do this.
Time for another cup of tea, and a quick SP break to plan out the rest of my meals for the day. Thaw the flounder for lunch, and have it with more of yesterday's fresh tomato soup. I can do this.
I'm still feeling a bit sick from a cold I caught while traveling, but before lunch I'll take a nice cardio break. Then, more work ... and then a late afternoon visit with my knitting friends as a reward.
Sip. Swallow. I can do this.
We all can do this, right? Wishing peace and balance for us all in 2013.