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Monday, June 14, 2010

I am happy to report that my husband, who has been out of work since December, has been offered a full-time position with a fantastic company! It does mean we'll have to move out of state, but that's fine. It's a chance to reinvent, and will be a great family adventure.

We also have a very busy summer, with my oldest taking driver's ed, and my youngest heading to Australia with a group of kids her age for a wonderful learning adventure. Then there's our out-of-state company, getting the house ready to sell, training my own replacement at work, and having knee surgery.

In the past, all these changes would send me into my own world of "comfort," which really results in self destruction. I would eat my emotions. The nervousness about the move and surgery, not to mention sending my 14-year old half way around the world without me. The joy about the new job. The anxiety over getting everything ready and done in time, including selling our home of the last 15 years. The sadness of leaving friends and family behind. The excitement of living somewhere new for the first time in my life. But, this time, it's different, because I'm different.

This time, I will continue to eat healthy, and not succumb to "stress eating" as I have in the past. I know this, because I know I have a wonderful support network in place to help me achieve this goal. I also know this because I have worked hard to get where I am, and am not ready to give up on myself. This time, I will continue to work out, despite the need for knee surgery, up until the day I go under the knife. I will do this, because I know it will help me heal faster after surgery, and I can continue reap the healthy benefits now.

So, changes, bring it on! I'm ready.

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