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Monday, October 21, 2013

You know that quote about how some things go wrong so better things can happen? I'm feeling a lot of that in my life right now. Things just seem to be clicking. Probably the biggest thing is that I'm making a conscious effort to not be so mean to myself. My piano teacher gave me an assignment to be okay with only doing things 85% and I've been following her advice. (Often I do things only 85%, but I beat myself up for not doing 100%) This sounds so obvious, but life is so much saner when you are nice to yourself.

This week especially has super busy and the kind of typical week where I would be mad at myself for not somehow "fitting-in-all-the-things" perfectly. But I'm not, and that's okay. I may not get a workout in until Thursday, and that's okay. I've been eating too much fast food because of the crazy schedule and not being at home, but that's okay too because I'm trying to make the healthiest choice possible without feeling deprived and eating well when I am home. I am taking time out for me and not feeling guilty. I'm reading good books that are helping me get into a better mindset.
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    Love it!

    But I was in the middle of a huge response to your comment, having been writing a comment on your page when I accidentally clicked the comment button here and lost everything I'd written.

    The gist was... thanks, and I love hearing about all your changes. How was the voice teacher? Glad to hear your son is a treasure!

    So, my main motivation is that I'm singing Gretel next summer. The suspension of belief required by the audience for me to play a child is great enough, without me weighing 185. I'm sure you can understand. I just can't add that to the audience's visual for the show. So, I'm really making an effort. Of course, there are a million other reasons - like fitting into my clothes, being comfortable in chairs, etc.

    By the way, I LOVE the 85% goal. I'm an overachiever by nature too, so I'm with you! It sounds like you're on a good path.

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