I've had a rough start to 2015. In fact, I'd call it the worst start I've had to a year since an awful break-up at the end of 2009. Professional problems are stuck in a weird downward spiral, and I can't see the exit. I threw my back out and have been basically confined to the couch. The weather is atrocious (which somehow bothers me even when I can't go outside). I've basically spent most of my non-working time eating junk food, watching Netflix, surfing the internet. And whining.
This blog post is my rededication to being awesome.
There are many things in life I can't control. Gaining 20 pounds through sheer petulance, however, is something I can not only control but avoid. There is no reason to sit and eat junk all day just because I'm frustrated that I can't get up and move around.
I cannot control the fact that I hurt myself. I need to be careful it doesn't happen again. I'm short. There's thin line between "I'm having a bad day" and "none of my clothes fit." But I can walk slowly, do careful yoga, and take other steps toward getting back to where I need to be.
I cannot change the issues I have with my day job. But I can make a real effort to find another one.
I cannot control what happens to my books once they are out of my hands. But I can focus on something else, read, and even relax. No, seriously. I've schedule a spa day. I desperately need it. And I can support other writers and share in their successes.
I cannot control the weather. But just because I'm stuck inside doesn't mean I can't enjoy a good book, watch a movie, or have fun with friends.
The first 46 days of 2015 were awful. But I can make the next 319 awesome. And I'll be posting weekly updates under the tag "Being Awesome." Feel free to do the same on your blog. :-) We can all be more awesome together.
What are you doing to be more awesome?