You may have guessed (or already know) that my keyword for this year is “Energy.” I have many goals, and I am at a point in my life where I need to make them happen. I don’t want to wait for a better time. Even if it takes years to reach a goal, the time to start is now.
My morning mantra will be- “Let me get moving.” That’s a great start for energy. Of course, I’ve charted out some things I have to do. Stretches to get limber and not feel old or sore all day. I intend that to become like second nature to me. Then the list goes on.
I’ve done this because I read somewhere that a resolution is nothing without a plan. This is so true! Working a full-time job can tire a person out. Yet, I want to…
This is not the easiest post and it doesn’t have anything to do with the status of my diagnosis.
The last couple weeks have been tough. I had to change my insurance plan, at work, and elected the “gold” versus the “silver” plan, in order to get rid of the annual deductible and bring down the usage fees when I see the doctor or get labs. It also raised my weekly contribution costs, but it had to be done.
Unfortunately, with this plan change, came with a carrier change. I joined the Sutter Health network and am sad to report they choose to charge patients a 20% copay for chemo medication, where other plans cover it 100% or charge a max of $50/prescription. Hopefully, one day they realize how punitive this is and begin to cover oral chemotherapy pills as effectively as they do IV chemotherapy.
I am 2 weeks behind on my reblogs as the requests are coming across faster than I can keep up. I don’t want to create the lists as they don’t seem as personal and I want each blogger to get their own “advertisement” for their page; I want it to be specific to them so they get the notoriety.
So today I am going to reblogging a bunch in order to catch up. I really hope this doesn’t piss someone off, but ultimately I guess they can choose to ignore them. I think the good that is done outweighs the aggravation in others.
Good Monday morning, friends! Take a few seconds to look at this short clip. Did it make you smile a little? Which one are you — the alert pup or the sleepy one? I bet you already know which one I am.
In our house, I’m the first one up every day. By the time my husband wakes up, I’ve been up for a couple hours talking to the Lord, writing, drinking coffee, hydrating, and eating breakfast. The second I hear him moving around upstairs, I have to contain my excitement. Part of me wants to dart upstairs to share everything that I’ve been thinking about while he slept, but I know that wouldn’t be fair. All he can muster in the wee hours are a hug and a kiss. I’ll take that though, but it’s so hard to be still.
It doesn’t take much to motivate some folks. They are intrinsically excited to move forward with passion. Their vision is clear, and they remain focused on achieving their goals. There are others, however, who have the vision and the passion, but their fears outnumber the reasons why they should keep moving forward. They lack the courage to keep going because they don’t know where…
It’s actually empowering when I use the tools of my recovery and watch how things unfold. Last night I practiced “staying on my side of the street” and it was so easy and refreshing.
I was expecting my boyfriend to come over but when we were texting, his texts were very terse and he said he was going to get something to eat and didn’t know if he was coming over. Now let me just say that in the almost three years that we have been together, he has NEVER gone to get something to eat before he comes over. We always eat together. My initial reaction was a feeling that he was upset with me. In the past, I would have worried and fretted over it. I would have even prodded him to tell me what was bothering him. But not last night!