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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Only way from here is up

I hope everyone's new year is off to a good start. Mine wasn't. I am not ready yet to share with all of you, but after enjoying a great holiday season, the first week of the new year brought me some bad things. But having realized a lot of things about how I want to lead my life at the end of last year, I took these bad things and completely turned them around into something positive. I am now looking forward to the rest of the year, and feel a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

I am not really big into New Year's Resolutions, and instead of setting myself up for disappointment, this year I decided it is better to just start doing what I want to do. I have been trying to eat better, sleep better, and work out on regular basis. It is hard to see results after just a short period of time, so the tough part is keeping up what I'm doing and waiting for results to start showing up. But if I had to put what I'm doing into words, I'd say that I am trying to set my priorities straight for a change. I'm trying to keep on reminding myself that my health and well-being are the most important things, without which no other part of my life will be healthy. Having wasted so many days staying late at work, it is not too late to spin that around and start doing things right. My new approach is to practice what I believe, and that is: "work to live, not live to work."

I really hope all of you out there keep on reminding yourselves that everyday. Remind yourself not to become a slave to the money and your jobs. Take pride in your work, but don't over do it, because when you work late day in and day out, you are missing a lot of your life. I have seen people who have missed their children growing up, thinking that they're providing for their families a comfortable happy life, but is it really happy with one parent constantly absent? Just keep that in mind. I don't have a family yet, but my well-being is my "child" that I will not ignore.

Happy New Year!


kim said...

what happened? whatever it was, i'm glad you put it behind you and are looking at the new year positive now. i have that same child to look after this year as well and i plan on being a good mom! :) xoxoxo

von Krankipantzen said...

I can really relate to your post as my new year hasn't started off like I had hoped and might tank even more. Like you, I'm not quite ready to talk about it yet. I think it is great that you are embracing the negative and instead of whining and giving up you are using it to motivate yourself to a better future. You inspire me.

jcesarmo said...


Glad to hear that you put whatever that was wrong behind...

Life is always strange, to say the least, an usually present us with scenarios that prompt us to action.

These scenarios sometimes are bad and sometimes are good.

The great thing about this process is that we ALWAYS learn something from it. Always.

I wish you have a great year, see you around in the intertubes!

KULA said...

Kim - Yes, definitely take care of that "child."

Kranki - I inspire you? You're the one who's dealt with so much and stayed so positive through it all.

Julio - Thanks, hope you have a wonderful year too!