One Little Word
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Still, the desire to make real changes didn’t take hold until August 11th. Something bad happened to me on that day. Something I’m not sure I’ll ever share publicly. But it spurred serious change. I made a decision to move forward in the right direction. I started running. I started eating better (thank you Weight Watchers). I started journaling, meditating and creating for myself. I’ve managed to lose 25 pounds since that day. I went from a size 12 to a 6. I’ve run more than 200 miles. I’ve written poetry, which is totally out of my comfort zone. I’ve stopped spending outside my means (Christmas was done in cash, which we had plenty of, but the pessimist in me is always afraid of spending cash on hand and would rather hoard it and use credit). I’ve taken my life by the horns and am healthier (emotionally and physically) than I’ve been in years. Things aren’t perfect. I could stand to lose five more pounds. My body still constantly aches. I could be more frugal and resourceful. I could stop eating and spending emotionally, though I’ve cut back on both considerablely. And still have some lingering anger, sadness and trust issues, but it’s a start -- a huge start.
And with that, I have my word for 2012: DO.