At nearly 35 years old, I found my first four-leaf clover
So, apparently I really like to use the word “so” and “apparently.” There has no relevance to what I want to write today, but every time I start a post I have to backspace away the “So” at the top of my page. SO, I thought I would share, and APPARENTLY I think you care.
This week my depressed, reflective side began to co-exist with my hopeful, content side. I have always been one to look at things as black and white, never really believing that you can be happy and sad at the same moment. I took another step toward understanding that middle space this week.
Relating to my weight loss journey, I am really starting to get a handle on the moderation thing. In fact, I hit a pretty big milestone (20 pounds lost since applying to be a Mamavation Mom) sometime in the last three weeks or so. I wasn’t obsessing about it, and I really didn’t want to get on the scale for fear that I wasn’t measuring up. I think it is almost as nice to forget to weigh in, even if I do miss a milestone or two.
My part-time job has also shown me a thing or two about this middle space as well. I came back to work after BlissDom to find out that I was being relocated. While I LOVE the location I am going to and my schedule is going to rock, I also LOVE the one that I am leaving and the people I have come to adore there. Today was my last day at the former and I just figured out that it is OK and totally normal to be sad to leave, and happy to go at the same time.
I think I have always been trying to learn how to hang out in the void between black and white, only knowing how to swing back and forth. I am very good at enjoying the grey as I swing through it, but I think it might be kinda nice to live there instead of just passing through on my way from one extreme to the other.
Andrea Emilien (@AndreaEmilien)
March 26, 2012 @ 3:33 am
20 lbs is amazing!! Awesome job, my friend! And I think learning to live in the grey is something we all need to work on. I am so happy you are getting there though. 🙂
March 26, 2012 @ 1:17 pm
Good job on losing 20 pounds – that is amazing! I hope you really enjoy your new location!
Sarah Jane (@MamaSarahJane)
March 26, 2012 @ 3:32 pm
Congrats on the 20lb. weight loss & on finding a four leaf clover – awesome. Btw, I say “awesome” a lot and over use exclamation points!!! 🙂
March 26, 2012 @ 5:20 pm
Way to go on such a great milestone. Chin up – the warmer days are here