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Time to figure out my life

Monday, August 26, 2013

Everyone always says your twenties is that period in your life where you are "lost". You don't know what you want to do, you're finishing up college, you're at a job that's headed no where and you don't know who you are. I feel like I am the textbook example of what a 20 something year old is and it sure does scare me. Considering I will be 25 in the next month I really don't want to go through the rest of my 20's feeling like this. Something needs to change.

I used to be on SparkPeople awhile ago and of course life happens, that was about two years ago. Now I'm trying to figure out what the heck is going on in my life and how to change it so I can live a successful and happy life. Funny thing is I'm not even sure how to define what success and happiness is. I do know that weight always happens to fall into that category that needs to change and thus the reason why I have come back to SparkPeople. I never left because it wasn't useful for me, life just seemed to happen. I graduated from College, got my first "grown-up" job and responsibilities took over.

Now I am back on SparkPeople and on what I feel like is going to be a long journey of self discovery and change. I have recently seeked professional help for an anxiety and anger disorder (gosh, it's tough to revel such personal downfalls but I know I need to change). I am in the beginning stages of getting that under control and simply in the thought process of making those healthier lifestyle choices such as exercise. I just can't seem to quit with the excuses and the "i'll do it tomorrow".

Any advice for getting back on that wagon and getting my act together would certainly be much appreciated.

Thanks everyone for always being so supportive and full of thoughtful advice and wisdom. You Sparkers are always amazing!
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KNYAGENYA 8/28/2013 12:05PM

    Speaking from the grand ol' age of 36 here. Do something that will make you happy. I spent four years on college and recently found myself laid off. I have been unable to find a job for going on 10 months. During this time I have been able to spend time doing things to improve me. I was able to focus on me for a change and I loved it. What you are doing not might not work for you later and that is ok. Life is about change and adaptation. If we don't adapt we get left behind and become angry. Congrats on taking control of your life- you can mark that one in the success category.

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ALLIE4993 8/26/2013 9:08PM

    Thanks for the advice guys! I so understand the excuses, I'm right there with ya girly!!

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SMURFETE09 8/26/2013 8:38PM

    I have left and come back MANY times. I've been a member since 2009. I do well, fall off the horse. Get worse than I was before, get back on the horse..... It's a horrible cycle.

Currently I'm back. And I have NO intention of giving up this time. I have my SPARK, and I intend to let it SHINE!

Basically my advice is don't allow your life to become and excuse. I found that's one of my greatest weaknesses. I'm an excuse girl. I can't work out because I work all day, I can't eat right because of my husband, I can't do this because of that... blah blah blah. It's what I do. I'm the QUEEN. But I decided I have to stop using them. They're not fooling anyone... I'm just hindering myself.

GOOD LUCK!


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JBALDWIN29 8/26/2013 8:37PM

  The only advice I can give you is look deep inside yourself for what you really want. No one can make these choices for you. There is no easy way or single piece of advice. You have got to want to do it for yourself.

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