The Interstate is Closed
The State Troopers closed the Interstate yesterday because water was flooding over the roadway and it was too dangerous to go through the rushing river. The Interstate was closed in two places and at one point there was no way to navigate northbound on any of the side roads either.
Many families were evacuated from their homes. Another major disruption due to weather conditions in an area that usually does not have such rigorous conditions.
I enjoy zipping down the Interstate, it’s the getting on and off and navigating the city streets and path finding that often frustrates me or leaves me confused.
I went to Jungle of Life – And the word is the other day and Lance was proposing that each person pick a word rather than a resolution to work on this coming year. The response has been tremendous and encouraging; even rather exciting. I boldly wrote down Healthiest for my word of the year.
I also stated that my year was from August to August so I was in progress with using my Healthiest theme word for the first quarter of my year. The image I gave was that I was zipping down the Interstate of my goal – honking Healthiest.
Actually I am in a traffic jam attempting to not hit the median strip or a traffic barrier and am surrounded by others whizzing by, my original design for the year is not working; it is failing.
I need to come to a complete stop and assess what I am doing.
Here is what is not working:
- My 17 hours of exercise per week has been dramatically reduced because of the weather problems and too much company.
- My first vacation in a long time, what a mess of too hot, too expensive, bedbug bites, cockroaches, exhausting, and I came home with pneumonia and a super daycare virus.
- I am working too much on producing posts and not taking the time to do my best editing and this is disappointing to my expectations.
- I have a pulled muscle in my back or two vertebrae out of whack and the pain keeps me from sleeping.
- My internet server keeps going down and now my phone service. It is unpredictable.
- My second vacation was wonderful, relaxing and produced a lot of creative ideas that I have no time to follow up.
- My technical abilities are certainly increasing but not at the speed with which I need to be successful.
- I seem to have no time to learn how.
- We have totally run out of money to assist our youngest to finish her last semester of college and she does not understand her responsibilities. I will have to work the words “No” and “you will figure this out” like a Master Drill Sergeant in full dress uniform.
- I am not losing weight for all my workouts, sweat, and menus.
- Now I have those regular tasks to do, like sort out income tax information for the accountants and I am just sick and tired of doing it.
Here is what is working:
- The regular exercise routine helps me readjust my attitude, gives me pain relief, and assists me in letting go of my concerns or negative thinking.
- My heart is strong and healthy.
- My food choices truly nourish me as does my eating routine.
- I am lowering my blood sugar levels with foods and I am off blood pressure medications – I can achieve this with meditation and exercise.
- I am getting enough time to write. I am receiving some long hoped for appreciation and recognition.
- I have all the money I need for my trip to Scotland and England except spending money.
- I am able to change directions and am quite flexible.
- I am not afraid when problems arise and I can recognize when my path is not working – quickly.
So I am working now on the detour to find the next group of activities which will assist me in reaching my goals. I have 3 more quarters of the year to work on my Healthiest actualizations. I will add in a relaxing meditation to lower stress and back pain. I will rearrange my schedule, recalibrate my priorities, and add more crying and laughing releases to the daily program.
If I continue to do the same activities I have been doing will I just end up with the same results?
So I am in a Neutral Zone (reference post: Transitions) and the bridge I have chosen to cross is not the right path to lead to my beginning – my success. I need to look again at the map and re-adjust. It is worth it.
How do you assess your goals? Manage your feelings about those goals? Where do you look for new roads, detours, and decisions? New Maps for you are located where?
Come on over for a visit –
Hey! Barbara at Blogging without a Blog has given me the opportunity to be a substitute teacher today. Drop on by and join in the discussion about finding solutions to being stuck when writing. Wow! Is this ever fun. Thank you Barbara for this fun lesson! It is a privilege I do not take lightly.