Without getting into a sob story, 2014 and 2015 were shit years.
Basically, if something bad could happen, it did.
This is one of the main reasons I started this blog. 2016 was going to be my year. I know, today is March 1, but you get the point. I knew that this year I needed to make changes in almost every facet of my life. I would love to say that I had some sort of lightbulb moment of clarity that would guide me on the path to love, light, and zen.
But this is me we are talking about, and this was my moment:
In true Betsy fashion, I was plugging along, burning the candle at both ends when suddenly, I could barely see. It was like there were little lightning bolts dancing around in my eyes. Because I am a neurotic Jew, I of course thought I was having a stroke and was going to die.
I spent the entire day in the ER, and after a battery of tests, the doctors determined that I was suffering from a specific type of Migraine Headache. The point of all this?
This migraine, and the 3 I have had since, were all triggered by stress. I needed to chillax!
I started really taking stock of my life, and along with needing to make some dietary and exercise changes, I realized that I was also not nourishing some very important relationships in my life.
So along with trying to eat better and exercise more, I have been letting loose a bit on the weekends.I am trying to be more social.
I have strong hermit like tendencies.
Over the past few months I have made some amazing memories with my girlfriends. I also feel like my husband and I have finally found our social “niche.”
The downside to this fun is the toll it takes on my waistline.
Yes, I can be that friend who does coffee and gym dates. But I want to have dessert and a drink too!
This is a huge year of changes for me, and I need to learn how to balance things and find that sweet spot. I want to have more fun, and allow myself a few drinks, just not a few drinks, some cake, and a huge dinner three times in one week!
The search for balance continues.
Until next time.