Have you ever gotten to the end of the Ketchup bottle when there's just enough in it for your hamburger on your plate, but it ends up being almost not enough? That's my life as I see it now.
The clothes I have are getting old with holes in my shoes and shirts. I've also gained a few pounds so I have to buy new one's. I've got to rent a shredder to shred old documents I don't need anymore. I guess you could call it "fall cleaning." Getting rid of the old bringing in the new. Preparing for the second half of my life or what sadly could be the 4th quarter. Either way, I'm embarking on a new journey and starting a new chapter in my life.
In having good health sometimes we need these moments where we "clean house" or take inventory of what we've accomplished or what we are about to. As I plan for my new journey the choices I make now will determine how successful the trip will be. That includes making good choices with my diet and exercise, as I hope to live into my late 90's or longer. I've also been sober for 21 years this past October 19, 1998, and I plan on bringing my sobriety with me on this journey.
Whatever you do, taking baby steps could be a good plan for success. Regroup, refocus, renew your commitment to your body and soul, by making incremental positive decisions that can lead you to your desired outcomes. There's no doubt that on this new journey or this new chapter of my life, I will meet some resistance and the universe will no doubt send people my way to attempt to discourage me; however, that's just it's way of testing my resolve and determination. No matter what, I must not engage in self sabotage by giving in to such distractions and keep my eye on the prize.
The best way to do that is to stay focused on the fact that I cannot control what other people do or say to me. I can only control how I respond to it. Notice I didn't say react to what people say or do to me. As I advised Joe Biden in one of my blogs, I told him to be like cool hand Luke, not cranky grandpa. In my case it would be cool hand Annie Oakley not cranky grandma.
Never let people or challenges steal your joy. When I encounter situations like this, I ask my creator to fight my battles for me. When I do this, I receive the blessing of a parent righting to scales of right and wrong among his offspring. Let go let God.
I call it "Reformation." I'm reforming my life one step at a time. Making sure that I put wellness (by using and selling Nikken products) at the top of the list, followed by my acting and film making career. I'd say it's a great combination.