Day 356 - November Gratitude, part 20
Friday, November 20, 2015
We had our monthly meeting this morning with our full-time faculty. At our college, the faculty are the actual governing body. While our board of trustees puts a stamp of approval on all decisions and actions for the district, it's the faculty that make any real changes to our organization, our operation, and, most importantly, our curriculum (a more complex concept that I realized).
The meeting was energized by frustration that we are feeling as we switch from one college in our district to another. We were told that it would be a smooth process with nary a bump, but it is turning into a rollercoaster ride that none of us signed up for.
What I've realize through all of this process is the value of collaboration. We may not be able to accomplish much individually, but together we are stronger and more resistant to being knocked down!
SparkPeople is much the same way. By ourselves, it's not easy to push through the challenges that weight loss, healthy living, and smart choices entail. When we find people who are in a similar situation, and come together, then we are armed with better tools to make our dreams come true. We are more capable, and we get support from fellow Sparkers to ensure that we can reach the milestones that are so much a part of this journey.
When I started SP a year ago, I floundered often. Some of my early Spark friends pointed out some tips that would help me reach very short-term goals and allow me to feel a sense of accomplishment. Once those little goals were met, I realized that I had the power to go farther. Every week I hit a new milestone, and had many non-scale victories in between that helped to fuel my journey and my feelings of success.
Find people who collaborate with you and connect with you. They will give you support and encouragement so that you can keep moving forward. I'm here for you too! Just know that you don't have to go through this alone.
Collaborating with someone (call them a buddy or mentor or supporter, it doesn't matter) will help you become the person you want (and were meant) to be!
I am so grateful for the people who collaborated with me on my journey, and especially grateful for those who stayed with me after I reached my goal.
THANK YOU, SparkFriends! You've made this journey AWESOME!