A few weeks ago, I had the honor of being asked to write a guest blog for my friend Indy Quillen. I was introduced to Indy through a mutual friend of ours, also a writer, Ann Young. Indy had seen from my website that I make my own soap and she wanted me to write something for the DIY section of her blog. You can read the guest blog here.
As I sat down at my desk to write today, I went through some of the files in my blog folder and the title of this file stood out to me, “Morning Thoughts.” I thought it might be one of the files I use to do a mind dump in the morning, to clear out all the busy-ness of my mind and let it settle into focus for writing a blog. When I opened the file this is what I found.
Each new day brings its share of joys, challenges, opportunities and motivations. This personal truth smacked me in the face earlier this year as I was lying in the hospital two days after having had a major operation. My surgeon stood by my bedside and told me quite frankly that I could either make some life changes and lose some weight, or we could meet to do this surgery about every two years! It's not like I was unaware that I was overweight before that day, but my blood work always came back in the normal ranges and I felt good. Well, good except for the back pain that had started three years ago. I was not motivated to do the actual work necessary to lose weight until that moment.