There is television show that comes on here on the outskirts of Memphis, America Now. One of the hosts is Leeza Gibbons who once hosted Entertainment Tonight back in the day. So apparently Leeza has gone through some rough patches and some age induced questionings of who she is and who she wants to be. She has written a whole book talking about Take 2 which I have not read and I'm not sure it is necessary to use a whole book to talk about mid life crisis and how to cope - I mean its all been said but I'm not here to judge.
What I did find interesting was her mention of a Mission Statement for her life. So...I have been putting some thought into this and the thinking has been challenging me and pushing me to find out some answers for myself. Mostly, what do you want from life?
Maybe I will look at the book on my kindle, maybe I will buy it and read the whole thing but one thing is for sure and there is no maybe about, I could use a mission statement. I really need a "Take 2" It almost seems like a big part of me getting fat is a lack of passion for my life and moments where I started to let other people and their problems/hang-up/judgements determine who I was gonna be. I felt guilty for my successes and unworthy of my accomplishments. Some voice inside me saying I did not deserve the happiness and that to enjoy my success was me being arrogant, haughty, proud or as we say in the country, above my "raisin". (Believing one is excelling beyond the way one is raised)
I think (hope and pray) I am done with that ridiculousness! I only have one life and I already gave many moments of it over to the raising of my children - where I focused more on other people's needs instead of my own. Not a complaint just saying I have paid my dues. This life is mine and I want to live it. I want to love it, yes love my life, imagine that.
I don't know if I will put a mission statement out for public consumption, I will have to work on that prospect. However, I am going to keep thinking about the mission statement of my life and continue to name the things I want and start figuring out how to squeeze the most out of life that I can.
Two new things that I am adding to my list of things to do are
1.) Going to church tomorrow which I have not done in many years, and
2.) Trying out a yoga studio tomorrow. I have done some yoga dvd's at home but not a class with people, gulp.
So....expanding and growing and searching for my mission. Has anyone seen it? I know I left it around here somewhere.
That's all ~ Thanks y'all!