Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Taking Measure

Today @ work a new wellness program was announced.  Many of the women (self included) groaned when we heard that as part of the initial health assessment, we would be weighed and our hips and waist would be measured as well ~ we can give birth but don't pull out the scales and measuring tape!  As much as I dread it, I need to see where I am and where I need to be if I want to see my daughters’ futures unfold and enjoy some quality of life.  Sitting in the middle of my forties is a bit of a reality check against the youthful ignorance that took for granted energy, strength & elasticity.
It occurred to me that this physical path parallels that of my inner journey.  As I’ve gotten older, my priorities have evolved and what once made sense doesn’t always fit anymore.  
Take some time to write about what no longer fits in your world.


  1. It so true about the tape measure and scale. Those things are evil!! lol That is a good question. Im not sure if its anything visible. I think for me its a mindset. I no longer need or want negative thinking anywhere near me or from myself.I have no time for that as I get older and my kids are growing up so fast.

    Thanks for coming by and commenting. I so agree about understanding blogger. I know how to use the html codes and how to move around my blog. Its going to be like starting from scratch understanding a new blog system.

  2. I don't like negativity or people that don't accept responsibility for themselves.

  3. This is so perfect for me at this time of my life. I'm getting ready to move to a smaller aprtment now that I have only my youngest living at home. In this process I'm sorting out what I really want to keep and what I can get rid of...discovering there is sooo much I can do without and that someone else may really need. At the same time I am having health and financial problems which is always a great barometer of friendship and loyalty! As far as the body image, I think it was about 2 years ago that I finally decided I'm ok with how I look. Funny because I look back at pictures of me as a young adult and am shocked that I was actually quite slender and attractive; I don't remember feeling that way at the time!
    This is a prompt I will continue journaling over the next several weeks as I prepare to move and purge my house of all that junk that used to seem so important.

  4. Jenny ~
    I'm glad it's helpful. It's interesting how downsizing is about so much more than getting rid of things! Wishing you well in all that your are facing right now!

  5. Thank you so much for linking up to SSS!
    We loved having you visit!
    I am now a proud member of your blog.

    Lucas's Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder

  6. I dread the measuring tape as well!
    Great blog! Came across your blog from one of the blog hops, and looking forward to reading more of your stuff. I am now following... feel free to follow back if you like!!!!
    All the best,

  7. Hi Missy ~ Thanks for coming by. I'm familiar with sensory issues & enjoy your blog.

    Hi Kimberly ~ Glad you're here. Your blog title is hysterical!

    Looking forward to reading both of your posts!

  8. Thanks for stopping in=) I agree, I have neither the time nor energy for negativity in my life. There have been times in my when I let it consume me, but now I have my daughter to think of and be a role model for=)


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