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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

So many times in my life, trouble has come in waves like an avalanche that the good can seem like it only pops up on the radar once in a while. These last few weeks have been different. It seems like I got really "lucky" recently but in reality, what people call luck is really the result of preparation intersecting with opportunity. I have noticed that I always act on my hearts desire and I have desired starting some sort of weight loss support group and doing presentations for a very long time.

It seems like everything I have done has revolved around it in one form or another whether I realized it or not.

I have also wanted to write in the worst way because it has been a vehicle of expression for me and I have always seemed to have a talent for it. Now opportunities have arisen on both fronts and I couldn't be happier. I am going to be the architect of the entire program. I can put my creativity in to the presentations, multimedia, videos...everything... it is mine to make it what I want it to be. Once I get the first session designed, I will be presenting it to the manager and some trainers for critique as well as to give them as feel for where I am headed with this. So far, there is a high level of excitement and support and I know if I can create what I have envisioned, it will be a big hit.

In the last few weeks I went from struggling with night shift, SAD related depression to:

1) Having gained approval for teaching a weight loss seminar. If it takes off, it has the potential of being done in other locations as well.

2) Having a platform from which to start some running / training groups.

3) Being able to be a certified trainer and operate like one, not just on paper only.

4) Having an article published on a major endurance sports web site within the next 2 months- (will link to it once it comes out)

5) Living in an overwhelming environment of affirmation and validation of all that I have done so far and finally realizing that it means something. I can now take my struggles and use them to really help someone.

6) Gaining the upper hand on the depressive and anxiety issues that have kept me on a roller coaster. I'll do a separate blog on this since the solutions were totally med-free. So much of the issue was triggered by the constant disruption in the circadian rhythm due to the rotating schedule that I work. This is not opinion, this is fact. Working shift work without awareness in dealing with this issue is disaster. It took about 5 years of it but I finally crashed and burned and sought help... good for me!! I finally got smart.
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It is good to live in a place of hope and anticipation.

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SUPERSYLPH 7/22/2013 9:59AM

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    Good for you. That is all awesome and I wish you the best!! emoticon

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    That is FANTASTIC! I'm so happy for you, my friend! emoticon emoticon

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CARTOON3 2/14/2013 4:32PM

    That was an inspiring post and it makes lots of sense. Thank-you.

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AKATHLEEN54 2/14/2013 10:31AM

    Congratulations those are wonderful accomplishments!! Good luck in moving forward emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 2/13/2013 5:30PM

    So awesome to hear this! I can't think of anyone more deserving! Congrats to you. I can't wait to hear more about your seminars. Who knows, maybe one day I'll even get to attend one.
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2WHEELER 2/13/2013 4:01PM

    Great blog. Glad things are looking up!!


I once worked rotating shifts for about 1 year--it was crazy.

The first week was Monday - 1st; Tuesday, 2nd; Wednesday, 3rd; Thursday, off; Friday, 1st.

The next week was Monday off, Tuesday 1st, Wednesday, 2nd, Thursday 3rd, Friday 1st.

On top of that, we were flat broke and I would often have to stay up after coming off a shift to take care of my son--we couldn't afford a babysitter.

I remember that as the worst period of my life. Looking back, that probably played a part in my unhappiness with life. I was miserable--it wasn't the only issue, but it certainly contributed. Glad those days are over.

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KUTEY5041 2/12/2013 8:50PM

    looking forward to your blog on depression and anxiety. I have been dealing with both since the mid 90's

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COCOONGIRL 2/11/2013 9:05PM

    So wonderful for you!!! Just proves that if you want something bad enough and you are willing to work for it you will obtain it!!

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GINA180847 2/11/2013 5:35PM

    Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. I want to follow your classes so much. Thank you for sharing and caring. Life just gets better and better.

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-DAVE- 2/11/2013 10:51AM

    Keep spreading and inspiring - I believe in Karma - if not, how else do you explain why good things happen to nice people (most of the time emoticon ).

So glad that your creative juices have led to you other avenues of expression. You are truly an asset to this community! Keep it up.

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CVRONEK 2/11/2013 8:05AM

    Great! Helping others always helps us.
SO proud of you for getting help in regard to depression and anxiety. Having many
loved ones with these issues, I do understand, the challenges, that come with this. Way to get a handle on it!
Also, it is very cool, that you will be helping people with their weight loss and healthy journeys!
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~INDYGIRL 2/11/2013 7:18AM

    That's what keeps me up too! Helping others in the weight loss arena. It really is about giving to others. Spreading the Spark is good for you as well as them.

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JOYOUS1917 2/10/2013 7:31PM

    You lit up my life today. Awesome goals! Imagine what heart can do! emoticon

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1954MARG 2/10/2013 2:35PM

  You are doing well. Keep it up.

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HEALTHYSLIM2 2/10/2013 1:17PM

    Thanks for what you share about working on a rotating schedule. Although I've never really had to deal with that, I have learned what lack of sleep can do after developing some issues with disrupted sleep due to my age/hormonal shift (natural for many of us women, especially).
People don't take it seriously, and if help is needed to address the issues and isn't sought, it can be really tough to stay "on track" and "positive"!
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You did a lot of good with this blog!
Best of luck with all the new developments for you, as well!
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    Good for YOU! Happy for you. Will be looking to follow so keep posting updates! emoticon

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RUNORUN 2/10/2013 11:52AM

    I never knew that depression could be caused by that! Thank you for sharing!

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CTHOMURE 2/10/2013 1:05AM

  Hey, this is a great story, good for you, you deserve great success, you have been working hard for it, enjoy!

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ALIHIKES 2/9/2013 7:50PM

    Great blog! Thank you for sharing so honestly. I agree that shift work is a major problem and a major disruptor of life. I wish there were easy answers because so many people HAVE to work nights in hospitals and other settings. The writing and teaching sound like GREAT matches for your skills and abilities. Congratulations!

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SHANECODER 2/9/2013 5:20PM

    emoticon What a cool opportunity!

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PHILLIESFAN2 2/9/2013 2:58PM

    Keep up the good work!

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    Keep up the good work!

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ROBB1N 2/9/2013 1:16PM

    That's great!

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PACKERMANN 2/9/2013 12:01PM

    thank you for sharing your struggles. you are very authentic. keep up the good work!

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AUSTINLADY 2/9/2013 11:58AM

  Wow, that is so great! For years, while we were in school, my husband worked shift work. It took a lot. Our lives were certainly different from most of the people in our small town. Some people never did understand why they shouldn't call at 7 am even though my husband had only gotten to be at 5:30 am! Today, I have a job which requires me to be up no later that 2:45 am. (good medical & dental). So, I truly wish you good luck. I will be reading your blog because I am "still in the dark."

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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 2/9/2013 10:32AM

    This is so awesome! Congratulations! Best wishes and great success to you! I'm looking forward to following your blogs!

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    Wow great Blog! So much to look forward too. emoticon and best wishes to you in obtaining your goals!

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MAKINANIMPACT 2/8/2013 10:00PM

    Congratulations on all of the positives happening in your life at this moment!

I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavours!

Kelly

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  Good luck to you.you are off to a great start,keep up the good work,So very proud of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon good for you, I know you'll be great at it.

Keep up the good work!!



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