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A lot can happen in a year


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

You can start a new job & then lose it.
You can start volunteering at a crisis hotline, then lose interest due to burn out & not enough self-care.
You can start another new job, then lose it due to lack of funding.
You can apply to grad school but have to start over again due to a computer crash.
You find out that you are alone in the universe.
You can forget all of your goals & realize that you've gained most of your weight back only to end up much worse than before.
You get a year older, not necessarily any wiser than before but stuck with the same stupid eating habits.
You could lose some friends & relatives to cancer.
You could support other friends & relatives to overcome their cancer.
You can lose yourself in a downward spiral struggling to survive only when you realize that you are drowning.
You can lose interest in everything around you, hobbies, distractions, the will to live.

You realize that a lot can happen in a year, good but mostly bad.

Hurricane Sandy / Newtown, CT / Boston Marathon bombing / gun law reform

You can realize that there's still a lot to be thankful for even if things aren't going your way - and haven't been for a very long time.

You can realize that it's still not too late to start again, that success is the result of learning from a multitude of failures.

Despite the difficulty of realization that so much time has past, the only thing stopping me from starting over again, is me.
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ANNESYLVIA 5/18/2013 7:34AM

    Hey Derek, sorry to hear about the hard year you had. It gets lonely when those you love pass away. My mother-in-law and my brother(he was also one of my best friends) passed away to cancer a little over a year ago. It's just so hard I know.

As for jobs well, I have been substituting at my children's school district. But with so many of us plus now lay offs, I hardly get called. Times are hard.

Sandy really beat down our property too!! The cost is way to much for us to fix all at once. The insurance company does not pay enough.

And yes the heart breaking stories on the news can really depressed anyone.

As you said, getting healthy is in our power. You don't need to do it alone. Visit the Coffee Hut. I miss you!!

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DEE1221 5/15/2013 6:33PM

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I can relate to so much of what you said. I've started over so many times, job loss, weight gain. I can have someone do my dishes, I can get someone to help me mow the lawn, I can have someone do my cooking. The only person that can lose my weight is ME.
No matter how many times you have to RESTART.......Do it for you.

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