I won’t be able to think of brilliant titles every day or so, so sometimes, the date will have to do!
Health! It’s been wet, chilly and today there is snow on the ground. While I enjoyed two walks on Wednesday, yesterday I stayed indoors all day. Not a great choice and one I need to change. Today the wind is blowing and I know my coat is not built for this challenge. On the plus side, I am enjoying my daughters tomato soup (from scratch) full of healthy vegetables, including a whole head of garlic (not just a clove or two!)
Wisdom: Somehow this moved to the middle part, so I’ll leave it there. I’m learning to see my life as a process that I move into. Still working through Designing Your Life. I’m reminded that life is flowing, changing, and navigating it is a process. I will never be done with it.
Personal Finances: They are depleting! I need to start my employment search now. One of the challenges is the needs of my family. They need to be considered when I’m applying and interviewing. I suspect online teaching and being a substitute, or something totally different will be the end result. We are working hard to eliminate waste in the kitchen – and garbage.
I haven’t paid this blog much attention for a while, and it shows. I’m not sure I’m getting healthier (at least my knees are complaining more than usual), my savings are going down a little too quickly for my liking, and wisdom – well, according to Designing Your Life failure is part of the journey of life. It allows you to reframe and try something different.
April 4, Health: I ate reasonably well, starting with a smoothie for breakfast. We brought a snack for “running errands” time – an apple and a banana. Lunch was rice pudding left over from breakfast. We are trying NOT to throw food away, but I don’t want to have two breakfasts! Supper was a “butter” chicken recipe without butter. We used coconut oil instead.
I took the dogs for a walk – each one individually, so that added some steps to my day. While my goal is to get over 10000 steps, I made it to just over 7000. The lesson I have been learning over the past month is that I need to be more intentional about what I eat AND how much I move in a day!
WEALTH: Since arriving home from China, I have been spending my savings. I needed some time to regroup, but now the job hunt is on. As a family we are collecting our receipts so that we can see just exactly what we are buying. I’m enjoying access to Value Village again, just to get clothing in my size.
WISDOM: From Designing Your Life, try stuff. Take a chance. Fail. Try something different. Test alternatives. But never, never, never stop moving.
See you tomorrow!