Saturday, November 20, 2010

Locally Sponsored Reading Rainbow Message

This is my buddy, Jordi. He wants to tell you about Geneen Roth. You know her as the author that I'm currently in love with.

But let me start by saying that the last 2 weeks have been chock full of nuts. I had like the best birfday ever! And turning 36 was fun, fun, fun! Both of our cars have broken down, leading to a big $5k in bills. I've actual traveled a bit for work, which has never happened before, and even though it was just down the road a bit, it was exciting and a bit heavy. I LOVE what was brought back from those trainings, but I sorta went into overload trying to make sure I implement it in my classroom. I fell behind on other stuff- cleaning, bills, extra stuff at work, working out, buying food at the farmer's market instead of the grocery store, yoga. And when yoga falls off the list of things to do, so does taking care of myself.

But wait- do you hear that? The sound of Thanksgiving vacation? Ahhhh, it is upon us. A breath of space and relaxation. Mmmmmm.

So I'm back with Geneen. We're going to send the day together today. I'm going to lay in bed and read until I take the time to love myself again. teehee

So yeah, life is crazy sometimes. I find myself saying that WAY too much, and I'm in the stage of fixing it where I am just realizing the size of the problem. So give me some time on this. On the other hand, it's kinda exciting to see where this will take me in life (and when). I feel like I'm in a transitional phase into something really good. So yay! For example, I realized, while walking my dog this morning (at 8:30 a.m! [On weekends we take long walks. She brings me the leash and sits by the bed, whining, until I get up. It's the cutest thing you've ever seen.]), that all through my childhood I was told, "Do it right or not at all" and that's exactly what I've done. That old thought has been rattling around in my brain for like 25 years! Holy moly, how did I not even realize how much I was listening to it? If I can't work out 3 times week, I don't do it at all. If I gain 5 pounds, I'm the biggest loser on Earth. Geesh. That's a crazy way to think.

So, that was a long post to just say you should read more books. Haha, just kidding. Love yourselves people!



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