Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 347 ~ The Next 18 Days...

I have been sitting here for close to forty minutes just staring at the fact that I have 18 days to go...  {unbelievable!}

I attempted to talk about the need of having compassion and communication in a relationship... and then went back to staring at the number 18.

I know that the last seven days have been a rough learning curve... and that is exactly what they have been... a learning curve... kinda like "growing pains"...

That's a bit more fitting... "growing pains" ... especially since the last 346 days all have been a growing experience for me.  

I have learned more about myself in the last year, than what I knew about myself in a lifetime.  I have had plenty of "aha" moments... and now to see that it has come down to 18 days... well... it is unbelievable to me.

Sooo... starting tomorrow I will be doing my own A to Z Challenge... A to Z, What I Learned About Me..  Huh?  In the next 18 days I will not only be counting down, but each day I will write of something I have learned about myself... first being up is the letters "A" & "B".  

Well, in order to make it work... using the alphabet as a countdown when there are only 18 days left... is as follows... 
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I will be choosing words for two consecutive letters and on the other days, one... for example... tomorrow Monday I will be choosing words that begin with the letters "A" & "B"; Tuesday the letter "C"; Wednesday letters "D" and "E"; Thursday the letter "G" and so on... 
Why not do this?  This way, I definitely will not get the "doe in headlights" stare at my laptop while staring at my days left on "taking back my life ~ making it my own"...
What will be next?  Well... I do have my website... ©... which has all my creations under one umbrella if you will.  

I still will be writing or blogging My LifeStyle ReDesign on a weekly basis.  Right now I am dealing with my latest findings that I have high cholesterol; finding out what having high cholesterol means; and the steps I am taking to reduce my risk of heart disease.

I also started humble gratitude; my new gratitude journal.  I took Oprah's advice and not only started my own gratitude journal, but put my own twist to it... I made it a blog.  Well, it is a simple gratitude journal to remind me all that I am grateful for.

I also still have My wii fit+ 21-Day Challenge published online.  Hmmm... I am starting to come up with a new challenge... a 50-day challenge to lower my cholesterol.  Talk about accountability... ooo... I think I am on to something...

Stay tuned for the next 18 days ... where things will be happening!  

Tomorrow the beginning of my new A to Z Challenge... with the letter "A".
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

~Tony Robbins
(here's to you finding your...)

18 days to go...  {unbelievable!}  
read about this count down in my "About my Blog" page

... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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Anonymous said...

Carla I have loved coming to your blog and reading all about you and what is going on in your life. It has been a wonderful experience, to see how God has picked you up and did a new thing with you. I am looking forward to the ABC's of you, cant wait.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

You will be very busy!!!
I've read a few blog topice ideas I'll like to challenge myself to also--I started my blog as more of reviews, but I'm liking so many other challenges too.Just have to find one that will work well for me.

Karen Dawkins said...

You're almost there!!!!!!!!!!!
Not only do you only have 18 days left, you have a plan to conquer those 18 days!!!!

Congratulations!!!! Enjoy the rest of the journey.

Anne @ Green Eggs and Moms said...

Oohh, you sound like a very busy girl my friend :) Well, can't wait to read these things!!!

Michelle G said...

Wow! Good for you for making it the entire time you wanted to! And I love the new ventures you are embarking upon. Good Luck and I'll be back!

Audra said...

You are so dedicated. You have inspired me to be more intentional on my life.