Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I Can See Clearly Now ...

Life is funny. Not funny ha-ha, but just funny.

They say that change is good. They say that change means growth and I’m all for growing but I also have to accept that there is a certain amount of pain associated with growth and change.

I see everyday things much differently through my forty-five year old eyes. Things seem much clearer. I used to believe that if I couldn’t figure out how to do something on my own than that meant that I wasn’t supposed to do it. I now realize that it’s important to learn how to increase the size of my team. No (wo)man is an island and I can’t do everything on my own.

November is filled with medical appointments. Filled, I say! Some for me, some for the kids. This happens every year around this time so I should expect to be poked and prodded but I just hate it. The good news is that my iron levels have increased significantly since February. The bad news is that the level is still slightly below what is considered healthy. So we’re trying something new to get it where it needs to be.

I’m tired of fighting with people. Just exhausted. People will tell you things because they think you’re crazy enough to believe anything. But is there really any point in arguing with someone like that? Where is the added value in that conversation? I just finished reading Russell Simmons’ book and my new motto regarding everything is, “Do You! Because I am definitely going to do me!” For real. I have too much to do to worry about foolishness. Way too much to do.

Life is good today. The sun is shining and my daughter is making dinner. Pause for reaction …

Here's something I read today that definitely has me thinking: No business book or business plan can predict the future or fully prepare you to become a successful entrepreneur. There is no such thing as the perfect plan. There is no perfect road or one less traveled. Never jump right into a new business without any thought or planning, but don't spend months or years waiting to execute. You will become a well-rounded entrepreneur when tested under fire. The most important thing you can do is learn from your mistakes--and never make the same mistake twice. (Scott Gerber, www.entrepreneur.com)

Was that for anyone else besides me? Tested under fire, huh? Sounds scary.

I feel like I’ll be blogging less frequently. I’m just not in the mood and most of what I write is being jotted down in the fancy journal that the Original OldGirl blessed me with. My Dream Journal. Journey to a Dream. Everything goes there so I feel like I don’t always have much left to share here. Oh well … you know how that goes.

Have a great rest of the week!

9 comments:

Diva (in Demand) said...

That message was for me too Chele....me too.

Single Ma said...

My iron is extremely low too. I knew something was wrong when I fainted at the gym. I finally went to the doc b/c I was having headaches and just feeling plain old tired all the time. Diagnosis - I'm very anemic, body not replacing red blood cells quickly enough, resulting in slow travel of oxygen to the brain - scared me to death when doc said it but I've come to terms with reality.

[will send you an email w/ my doc's treatment, I want to compare notes]

Since I was diagnosed, I've learned to listen to my body and take it easy when it tells me. I no longer feel guilty when I'm just relaxing. However, the things I need to eat to increase my iron intake is counter to how I was trying to eat to lose weight; hence, another reason "dieting" isn't healthy. Oh well, I'd rather be fat than faint. LOL

I'll miss reading your updates while you're gone...but I agree with Russ...Do You!

Bunny Brown said...

Thanks for the reminder. I need to get an appointment for a blood draw before the 9th. Oh no, you're about to disappear again on us!!

LadyLee said...

Good post, chock full of things I needed to hear.

Glad you like the journal. Really glad.

My doc said my iron levels are normal and I can come off the iron pills if I want to. Uh, NOO! Not sure what if tha was a fluke or what. Let's keep it the same, especially since I'm doing the vegetarian thing. No need to rock the boat...

Do you, Oldgirl. That's where success truly begins.

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Believer said...

I had to delete my comments. I was rambling on and it sounded all wrong to me. I'm very tired and should keep it simple.

Let's try it again...

That entrepreneurial hat looks good on you!

Looking forward to your success story!

Blah Blah Blah said...

I think change is good. I live off of that motto.

Always, without a doubt and without shame...always do you. You are the only one living your life.

I hear you on the blogging thing. I think that I have come to a wall and my post are so...blah blah blah.