Thursday, January 15, 2015

Changes and Challenges

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Wow!  What a ride I have had the last 7 months.  I am getting healthier and losing weight, but this brings its set of challenges too.  And, I have to admit that for me, it always includes cleaning the house.  But there are other things too, which I have not tried to express in writing;  therefore, I guess it is time to just make a list of those things that are considered in my daily living.


  • I'm busier, so I am having to reorganize how I schedule things.
  • I have had to give up some of the writing I used to do, because I have a job (Yes, being self-employed is still a job.  And,  you have to self-motivate.)
  • I am exercising now, because I can.  I started gradually, and I still am not a huge exerciser compared to what I was before I became sick;  however baby steps do count.
  • I still have to make sure I rest enough.
  • I still have underlying illnesses, but I have found ways to feel more well.
  • I thank God for answered prayer, but He took me through the desert before I saw the answer.
  • I keep turning corners, and saying, "Wow!  I couldn't do that last year."
  • I have learned to let criticism go, because I cannot please everyone.
  • I am trying to keep my Facebook page Chronic Fatigue and Creative Decluttering up and going, but it is hard to do everything I can do now, and have time to do that.  However, I know there are still people out there I want to stay connected with.  Also, they need encouragement, so when I go for my doses of encouragement in the area of decluttering, I share, even if it is not something I wrote. 
  • I am also sharing what has helped me feel better, but I know  that bothers some people.  I thought they would be happy for me, and want to know, because possibly it might help them too.  Because what helped me is non-specific as compared to a pharmaceutical;  and, by non-specific I mean it just helped my body find it's balance.  But, I guess some people just aren't ready to hear yet, like I was a year ago.
  • I am wondering if I should talk about other areas of Balancing Life Changes besides learning to organize one's home and life; or, declutter one's home and life.

2 comments:

  1. Happy to hear that you are better and found the cure for your situation. May God strengthened you all the way.

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  2. Thank you, Joy. God has been strengthening me physically, and I have rejoiced in being able to do things I haven't done for several years. Most of all, I am thankful for being at worship on most Sundays and singing in the choir. This past Sunday, I was able to climb the stairs for Sunday School. For some strange reason, my class is on the third floor. I guess when it was started everyone was younger. Ha, ha!

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It's always lovely hearing from you. xoxo, Deborah