Wow! How quickly this #TR30Days challenge passed by! As I alluded to in an earlier blog, there is quite a bit going on in my life right now. If you take the normal chaos that happens at the end of the year at work, parenting challenges, bullying situations, corporate events, as well as losing a very special person in my life – whew, I’m tired! However I still kept this challenge in mind – but adopted a page from my friend @sexythinker and allowed revisions.
I was going to focus on reading the book, One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life. It is broken down into four weeks with a specific area of focus for each.
Week 1. Live passionately
Week 2. Love completely
Week 3. Learn humbly
Week 4. Leave boldly
It started out well. I was committed and week 1 flew by. As I got more and more into I discovered that there were some really weighty topics that were being covered. It got to be a little too much. I found myself becoming overwhelmed with the brain power and emotions that were required to give the topics the attention necessary to get the real benefit. At the same time, Oprah was kicking off her Oprah’s Life Class series. I am not an avid Oprah follower; however, the idea of this series intrigued me. I found that it was relaxing for me to watch the episodes and while there were good topics – they didn’t require as much emotional energy from me.
I still haven’t caught up on all the episodes – but I have them DVR’d and watch them when I can. They also have an accompanying app that goes along with the show to give some additional content, polls, and engaging options. They have covered some really great topics like prejudices, authenticity, and joy. I have found myself enjoying them in spite of myself.
So, here is to revisions and knowing when enough is enough! I actually had to use my husband as a filter for me for updates regarding that special person who has now passed away. I knew that I had to take off my “Super Woman” cape and allow him to help. It’s not an easy thing for me to do, but I knew I was in an emotional spiral and had to slow it down. Life allows second chances, and God allows U-turns, so why can’t I? (and I’ll pick up where I left off with One Month to Live in the next couple of months – not just someday!)