When I started this project in January, I thought for sure I would fly through the reading and flounder when it came to walking. The opposite happened. I’m not going to give myself a hard time about the reading because it’s not like I never read, and to focus on what I didn’t do would take away from the walking which was huge for me.
I have only one week left, and I’m starting to think about what I’m going to do next year. I’m going to keep walking, definitely, but I’m going to stop taking pictures of my feet. Hallelujah.
Because I don’t want to get out of the habit of walking, I’m still going to take daily pictures. This time I will focus on the scenery. It’s symbolic, really. Next year I will focus on looking forward, looking up.
This past week was okay, but the weekend was terrible. I had yet another migraine, this one lasting three days. I did the math, and during the last 30 days, I’ve had a migraine 27% of the time. During the last 20 days, I’ve had a migraine 40% of the time. This is no good. I’ve narrowed it down to three culprits.
I’m a naturally anxious person, and this year has been particularly stressful due to issues outside my immediate family, the Mister traveling a lot, me taking on so much responsibility at school, and just my natural talent for being a yes person. Nice segue into culprit number 2.
I say yes too often and no not enough. I show poor time management and procrastinate. I’m not very organized. I know that last one may surprise you, but when it comes to the boys’ school and schedules, I really am a bit of a disaster. I also hang onto things–and people–I shouldn’t out of, I don’t know, a sense of loyalty, maybe? This year I started eliminating people (family, “friends”) from my life who, for many reasons, were just no good for me. It hasn’t been easy, but there are only so many times I can forgive/forget someone betraying me or gossiping about me before their act of commission becomes my sign of permission. The Mister said it best: “There’s no rule that says you have to be friends forever.”
My diet needs some cleaning up. I’ve been skipping meals again and eating too many sweets and snack foods. I don’t sit down for meals. I’ve been toying with the idea of abstaining from sugar, but that’s a slippery slope for me. The reason I’m considering it is because the last time I abstained from sugar is the longest I have ever gone without a migraine. (18 months)
I also need to sleep more. I’m not getting nearly enough, and my excuses are poor. I like to stay up late. It’s my quiet time; my time to read.
What That Means for 2014
Heck if I know! I’m still brainstorming, though right now “William Morris the Hell Out of Myself” sounds catchy. (joke) All I know is that I’m ready for the new year to begin.
Song of the Week
Hallelujah — Jeff Buckley