This next season of my life is going to be the best season of my life. I’m calling it my version 2.0. It’s time to re-invent myself. I’m stagnant in my career, have racked up a considerable amount ofย  consumer debt, and I need to get to a healthier place both physically and emotionally. Life feels kinda like this pic when I had a kiddie tantrum in Egypt after seeing one too many temples on our tour.

 

That one time I fell out in Egpyt because I was D.O.N.E.

So, I’ve committed to blogging my journey everyday for the next 365 to see how I evolve. Most of the posts will be short and sweet. I’ll probably be doing a longer monthly update to check my progress and reflect. While this is mostly for accountability to self, I do hope to inspire others along the way.

Where’d I get this idea?

On Friday, April 6th I was having dinner at Cracker Barrel and I decided I need to start a daily blog. It’s time to shake some things up in my atmosphere. My plan was to start that night before I went to bed

But what had happened was, during dinner, I ate 3 biscuits ๐Ÿ™„. Then I got an apple dumpling to-go. By the time I got home and had a few bites of the dumpling, the carb coma set in. It was like, “girl you not ’bout to do nothing but go to sleep.” So I took my gluttonous butt to bed. I had every intention of just taking a nap. But the weekend came and went, plus I had to work. (I’m full of excuses.) Needless to say, I didn’t get started until today.

What’s my why?

I’m at a transitional period in my life and 3 BIG things are driving me:

  1. I need to get to a healthier weight to preserve my health. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 3 years ago. It runs in the family so it wasn’t a surprise, but devastated none the less. I’ve been on an oral med (metformin) for almost 1 year. I won’t get into the TMI details of the well-known side effect of metformin (๐Ÿ’ฉ) But I need to get my butt in gear for my weight. My eating habits aren’t the best. AND, I have ever so slight neuropathy in my hands and feet. That ain’t the work of the lord, so yeah. It’s time to get serious.

  2. I have about $18,000 in credit card debt that needs to be snowballed. (shout out to Dave Ramsey). This is holding me back from working towards financial freedom. It gotsta be paid!
  3. I’m stagnate in my career. I’ve been working in healthcare for 22 years. It’s time to move along and do something different. What that different thing is, I don’t know yet. I hope to discover it on this daily blogging journey.

I expect this blog will be a compilation of mixed media . I’ll probably do a lot of writing. But, I’ll mix it up with video and other digital media, too. No matter what though, I want to capture these 5 things daily:

What am I thankful for?

I had the funds to pay a DC speed camera ticket, even though I just got notice. The fine would have doubled after tomorrow.

What did I enjoy today?

This won’t always be about food. But today, I had a yummy, home-cooked egg, ham & cheese english muffin sandwich for breakfast. I meal prepped this past weekend. Yay me!

How do I feel emotionally?

About 90%. I got an attitude about that ticket I had to pay ๐Ÿ˜ค

How do I feel physically?

I’m Ok. A little tired, but no tingling in my hands or feet today. #aintitablessing

How did I work on my money goals?

I didn’t spend any money on take out. Brown bagged breakfast & lunch. Cooking dinner.