1.07.2015

you knew it would happen, or at least i did



i'm blessed to be a woman with the ability to change her mind and not be scoffed at when she does. well,  at least i hope nobody will be scoffing after they read this and instead will choose to cheer along with me….cause "i'm happy" {clap along if you feel like a room without a roof}

anyhow, i'm a week into the new year and a week ago right here, here on my blog, i proudly professed, proclaimed, whatever that my word for two thousand fifteen was going to be WRITE...and guess what? i'm changing my word. yep, just like that. presto change-o. 

i quickly came to realize that there's something i want to do more of all year long, which is WRITE, but  WRITE just can't be my word. it can be my mantra maybe, my theme, a daily reminder or my screensaver {which it is} but it's not my "intention" and in choosing a word it really needs to be an intention, a way of living, a direction or basically a word that will empower you and/or keep you on a specific path. {like in the years past when i chose reach, emerge and focus for example}

so my new word {are you on the edge of your seat?} is RECLAIM.

over the past few years, due to so many things {being an empty nester, fear, feeling insecure, moving, jealousy, etc.} i lost pieces of myself. maybe you even noticed, or maybe you didn't see a thing. {if that's the case, then i did a damn good job of covering it up} so this year, i'm reclaiming what was lost, left behind…or basically what got buried in a bunch of yuck.

back out into the open will come:
my positive and i-can-do-that attitude
my determination and drive
my confidence
my passion 
my mojo
and so many other things that have always made me, me.

of course there's also the reclamation of me as in…getting my ass back in shape. i turned fifty in august and it's time to bring back a healthier way of life with exercise being at the top of the list. i don't want to eat kale, so that's not going to happen, but other better food choices will happen {always followed by a piece of chocolate because life is too short} and exercising or doing something everyday that makes my heart rate go up, is the plan. yesterday i danced. i just danced wildly all over the family room to the music on my phone, raising my arms on purpose to really get my heart rate up and high stepping like was i killing tarantulas….but you know what, it worked. i laughed at myself every time i caught myself in the mirror and i had fun and you know what? when you're fifty, you find a word to use for the new year, your head cold has finally taken the high road out of here and you can breathe again making dancing even possible….life is good.


14 comments:

  1. I love changing my mind. It means I'm thinking, feeling and participating in life! Sounds like you're on your way to reclamation! yay

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  2. Yay yay....you go girl. You dance to your heart's content and reclaim that wide open self confident woman and I got a feeling she's even going to be "more" than you remembered. You'll begin to see the "sassy" gal we all love...

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  3. Beth, we are eerily similar. I love your new word and mantra. Wishing you all the very best for the coming year and beyond. Sorry I have not been as faithful in my blog visits, but I'm feeling like I want to experience more of life away from the computer. Ya know?

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  4. Dancing is the most fun! I need to follow your lead on that one for sure!

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  5. I love your new word. So perfect. I had a big smile on my face and I pictured you dancing all over your family room. I am working on the weight/body as well. Even though I have been working out I have slacked, so more healthy eating, more cardio...stairs will be added when the snow goes away. A week into it and I have not lost a pound, but I also haven't gained a pound either :)

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  6. I loved this post Beth, I am even a lot older than you but so much of this was about me. I love that you changed your word and the reasons for it. All I could think of when reading this was You GO Girl! Life is about having fun and as you said Life is too short to not have chocolate. The image of the snow or maybe it is ice covering the tree is beautiful.

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  7. LOVE this and 100% support your change. Such truth in this post.

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  8. Dance, little Sister, Dance !!! Love you !

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  9. PS. I hate Kale too. But I love spinach !

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  10. oh mu goodness, i was smiling the whole time while reading this! i've been known to spontaneously break into dance moves, either in my office or in my car. it's a wonderful way to make you laugh at yourself and to have fun! : )

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  11. good word! yes, sometimes we just have to stop and notice that we need to reclaim who we are.
    Love the dancing, a perfect way to let the juices flow. good for you!

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  12. I love every bit of this. I love you. Happy New YOU.

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  13. I love your raw honesty, Thank You! Can't wait to see what comes next!

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