Friday, January 11, 2013
I'm struggling with a lot of emotional stuff right now.
Some of that is probably amped up by hormonal shifts (for whatever reason, my menstrual cycle seems to be increasingly affecting my moods in extreme ways as I get older), but I'm also in the process of taking a step back from a friendship that has become an emotional strain, and sorting out my feelings from that.
I'm also trying to figure out my goals and plans for the year. I didn't accomplish everything that I wanted in 2012, and now I need to reevaluate my approach. Was I realistic, diligent, proactive? How can I do better in 2013? Trying to be honest but gentle with myself is easier said than done.
I do think this all translates to my work here at SP as well. I can see a clear correlation between my sluggish and sad feelings and the dips in my exercise and food tracking. I need to decide, again, one day at a time, to get back on the horse. The first step perhaps is being carefully honest about what I want, and what I'm willing to do to get there.
The title comes from something that my late mentor would always say as I discussed my fears about being able to complete a new project. "You can, and you WILL."
Words to live by.