Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Reflections of The Summer

Well, it is getting closer to that time of year again........The time of year we all feel the need to hibernate and hide away until warmer weather comes back.  Personally, I love autumn.  It is one of my favorite seasons of the year.  I love the way the leaves change and turn all sorts of different colors, the crispness of the air and the gorgeous blue sky.  I can throw on my favorite pair of jeans, a turtle neck and a sweat shirt and be perfectly comfortable.  It is a time to take stock of what you have already accomplished throughout the year and to set goals for the upcoming months, after all Christmas is now less than 2 months away which just happens to be my kids favorite time of year.  So, now it is time to reflect.

Starting in June I made some huge changes in my life and have already started seeing some very positive results for my efforts.  I went back to college which is something I have been thinking about doing for many years but always talked myself out of.  I am happy to report that is is going extremely well (4.0).  I started eating much healthier and exercising more and lost 20 pounds.  I was so excited with my weight loss success that I decided that I needed to form an exercise group and that has been growing and going strong for about a month and a half.  I am making some new friends and working on other relationships in my life.  I had let myself become a little isolated over the years and finally started to come out of my shell once again.  It feels totally freeing.  I feel good.  No, I mean I really feel good!  I don't know if I ever remember feeling this good......ever.  It has been an amazing year so far.  Did I mention that both my husband and myself also have new jobs this year!  It has been a whirlwind so far and has been very exciting.  I hope this trend continues!

So even though summer and autumn are inevitably winding down I feel a sense of peace about the approaching winter that I haven't felt since I was a kid.  Even though I am no fan of the cold and snow I am not dreading winter like I have in the past.  Instead I am focusing on whats next and trying to stay positive and keep implementing all the healthy new habits I have acquired over the summer.  So far 2013 has been a good year and I am very much looking forward to what marvels 2014 has in store.    


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