Tick Tock Tick Tock

Sunday was T – 6 months. 6 months before my birthday. A birthday that ends in a “0”.

6 months used to feel like a long time. Now it flies, FLIES by. So it is time to get the ducks lined up.

What do I want to be different in 6 months? And what am I going to do about it?

I want to get back in shape. Three years ago this fall I ran a half marathon. Two years ago this summer I did spring triathlons. Last year, nothing. I need goals–am thinking about signing up for a couple of 5Ks to get moving. Am not going to talk about losing x pounds or y inches. Just want to be in fierce shape.

Balance. Still trying, still losing. But reframing, realizing that I can’t have traditional 9-5 balance in my life. Need to figure it out, and steal time where I can.

Writing. I am revising my first novel again–getting rid of a character completely, shuffling a couple of scenes. Then back to #2 and continue shopping for an agent.

Reading. Less for work. More for pleasure. Much, much more.

Gratitude. I have a wonderful life. I am grateful for it, and want to keep being more conscious of how blessed I am. No matter what happens, I am blessed.

 

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  1. Ruth says:

    In full agreement, Julie. We are blessed. I am blessed to have you as a friend.

    And speaking of T minus…mine is six weeks. Good lord, how is it possible we are turning this age? Blink and there you are? Which, I suppose, is a very good thing.

    I think the idea that balance isn’t possible is kind of freeing. It becomes more about being in the moment, and priorities. Balance may be setting aside time for rest and rejuvenation and, yes, reading for pleasure!

    Love when you blog. You pinpoint thoughts. Keep it up!

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