“How have you been?” What a loaded question! I always smile and answer it without thinking. “Not bad!”, “Great!”, “Same old, same old”….
Today someone asked me this standard pleasantry. I felt he had a genuine interest, so I gave him a genuine answer. Can you guess what it was?
Ha! In all seriousness, that was my response and it was a quick one. Ironic? Somewhat. The difference is that this time around my answer wasn’t empty. I thought about it and came to the conclusion that I have created for myself a general feeling of wellness.
For me a general feeling of wellness is feeling positive, on top of things, sharp, playful, etc. I attribute this all to the journey that I have been on for the past 6.5 weeks. I feel like I am regaining control. My mind is right – I am beginning to understand the importance of balance.
So why am I so content? What has this journey done for me? Well, how about a pie analogy (who doesn’t love pie?) If I were a pie with many pieces, each piece representing a part of my identity, what would each piece be?
My focus has shifted to the things in my life that are the most important. I have let go of my belief that competing is part of who I am, and have placed that energy where it needs to be. No more worrying about getting the exercise in and eating chicken!
This road that I am on is a great one…things are being put into perspective. And… I feel great!