I knew when I woke up on 1 January that I needed to change things in my life. The first thing to tackle was my health and fitness. It turns out that being healthy is not just about eating less rubbish and walking around the block more often. Sometimes it means tackling the big difficult problems and finding solutions for them. For me this means that I had to come to grips with the fact that I could not manage our big garden and house, working full time and commuting to Rolleston.
I have to admit that I just can't do it all and that I basically failed at my endeavour. So I put my house on the market (the feedback is I needed to clean it better - um yes, that's why I'm selling it) and I'm going to move right into town at the centre of things. It's going to be great even though most people would agree with me that shifting house is awful. We have found a town house that we like and hope to purchase but there are so many factors in the air, we can't hope too much.
And then this week I unexpectedly was made redundant from the company I have poured my heart and soul into for the last two and a half years. I guess I would never have made the jump myself, so the universe gave me a kick. I wasn't quite ready for that to be honest, but now that it's here I can see some opportunities in the space that has been created.
So right now we are right in the "pain" part of change. The part where there's lots of things to deal with and frankly not enough energy to do it. The part where lots of things are out of our control and we have to trust the process that it will all be ok. And I really believe that it will, we just have to get through this bit.
Let's just say that diet and exercise are on the back burner, but reducing stress levels and therefore being healthier are definitely works in progress. I will keep you posted on how it's all going!!