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Climbing mountains

Thursday, May 25, 2017

One of the leaders in my BLC challenge group posted this today :


I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt overwhelmed, so I had to turn back.

I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall, and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.

I was ready to climb the mountain today. But it was so hot outside, I thought I better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.

I was about to climb the mountain today. But I had so many other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of much more important tasks. I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will just have to wait.

I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in it's majestic beauty, I knew I stood no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even bother trying.

I have forgotten about climbing the mountain today; until a friend came by and asked me what I was up to lately. I told him I was thinking about climbing that mountain some day. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish this task.

Finally, he said, "I just got back from climbing the mountain. For the longest time I told myself I was trying to climb the mountain but never made any progress. I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could.

One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams will eventually die."

"The next morning, I started my climb." He continued, "It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed "stop!" I focused on my goal never letting it out of sight, and I kept moving forward. At times, I was ready to quit, but I knew I had come too far. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled to make it to the top, but I climbed the mountain!"

"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way, what are you going to do tomorrow?"

I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I have a mountain to climb."

This is a picture of the "mountain" I am going to climb. The top will have a goal and I will set up small steps on the path to get there.

This is so important to me because I am truly beginning a new phase of life. I have a new job called retired. About 9 months ago, I had a "forced" leaving of my job that had been my career for 35+ years. I made an error in judgement of co-workers who were supposed to "have my back". In the end, they only had their own. sad emoticon

I did my best to work out finances and get motivated what I had planned to do in spring 2017 but there was too much to do and I became despondent. I applied for three jobs and took the first one offered to me, grocery cashier, quite a bit lower than my old pay check. I pushed on and on and finally have most of the finances worked out, and just today quit my cashier job because I can't continue for so many reasons.

leaving reasons: numb hands and feet, (YIKES). me making mistakes which I would not stand for in others.
staying reasons: love 90% of my customers, some stand in line for me to check them out :), the new friends who helped me learn my new job, encouraged me that I wasn't too old and the pain would stop.

I hope I did some good while I was there but am glad I have decided to move onto my real job at this time of my life. RETIREMENT. My husband and I have been waiting for 10 years for it and now I have to get on with it.

here is the list to do by fall: (more reasons to stop working)
*1997 motor home: new tires, renovate TVs, have cleaned & waxed, take for engine check to nephew in SC for final mechanic approval! Move in and then on the road to USA anywhere.
* sell home which includes sorting/packing/selling/give away 120 years of his & hers stuff! a little paint, a little flooring, a little more TLC and put her up for sale. then...

* sell time share: find seller
* sell 2010 trailer which we did not trade in on used motor home. requires more sorting/packing/selling/give away of its contents, clean up & wax then sell.

If you are not tired yet, please send a message,I will forward our address and and airline ticket for you to come stay ... emoticon emoticon

I read the KonMarie cleaning book and will start with my clothing. will free lots of space and disposition will be easy.. link if you are interested www.happier.com/

will be posting the steps up the mountain, let's see I have set first step and can start there. need to have step2 ready when that is finished which will not be before June 3. so will post next steps by then

Climb your mountain daily and get all your dreams on top!
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    The first part of the blog (from a friend) climbing the mountain- symbolically -is so me and made tears sting my eyes.

    The part about you, also --is me-- I am way past you, I went through it all and I can tell you, I am happy and free. I love finding new interesting things to do each day, I went right back to nature and live a rustic life with lots of good amities ( solar power/ batteries and generator. )

    Now, I need to find the power within to climb the mountain to a healthy life free of the pounds I have gained.

    Hugs to you, I have missed you.

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    I'm tired just reading your to-do list lol, and yet it is just as long as my own. This is the summer of decluttering in my house/life so the list is long. Best wishes for getting it done! emoticon
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    Excellent blog!
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