Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thrive, Read, Surprise, & Persevere

#WEverb11 – Thrive:

What was your healthiest habit of 2011? What would you like to change or do differently in 2012?

At the end of March I made a serious decision to become healthy and drop a lot of weight I gained since getting married.  The biggest changes I made were most definitely to my diet – I started counting  calories which meant smaller portions, less snacks, and less treats.  I still indulged every so often and because of this I truly believe that moderation is key.  Sure, I could have been more strict and only ate salads every day, but that’s not me and I would have ended up pigging out on sweets if I did that. 

#WEverb11 – Read:

What article or book changed your outlook on an issue or life?

This is an article someone had posted on Facebook last week and it was very moving.  Not much to say about it other than you should take a few minutes to read through it.  Very inspiring because I’m not sure how I would react if I was in the same situation.

Led by the child who simply knew

#WEverb11 – Surprise:

What event of 2011 affected you in an unexpected way?

Watching the pregnancy test turn positive was one of the weirdest experiences of my life.  Thoughts were racing in my head like “this can’t be real” to “oh my God I’m going to be a mom!” and it was shocking at first.  I like to say that we were just going to see what would happen since we weren’t necessarily trying, but Baby C decided to show up right away :)

#WEver11 – Persevere:

Describe something that disappointed you in 2011 and how you persevered.

Sigh…my job has really disappointed me.  I don’t want to get too much into it, but it’s been a struggle there for the past two years (I have been there for 3 1/2).  This year was supposed to be full of lots of positives and good things to come, which is the only reason why I stayed as long as I have.  It’s been the complete opposite and really just keeps getting worse by the day.  It’s at the point where I would rather quit and not take maternity time and then start job searching again a few months after Baby C is born. 

How have I persevered?  I’ve gotten to a point where I don’t care as much as I did.  I used to bring a lot of feelings about work home and constantly worry.  Now I do what I need to get done and that’s it – when I’m home, I’m home, and I refuse to do anything else for a company that doesn’t give me the same respect in return. 





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