Sorry I haven’t been writing as much lately…

00558580-7d88-0132-bbfd-0ebf924f622e😉  Okay, so maybe I’m not super popular but my social calendar has been busier than usual.  Since Friday I’ve been out every night of the week except for Saturday and today plus have plans to go out tomorrow.

Whew, so tonight I forced myself to go to the gym because it’s easy to come up with excuses not to go especially when you’re “busy”.  I’m going tomorrow night because we’re not meeting up until 7 so I have time to go to the gym before I go out.

This morning I threw my gym bag in the car but by mid-afternoon I’d convinced myself I didn’t need to go…there’s always tomorrow is what I tell myself.  IMG_0056I usually tell myself that in dramatic Scarlett O’Hara fashion.

Thankfully a coworker asked if I was going to the gym today and I think she wanted to go together but my aversion to working out with people is for another post.  Later another coworker asked if I had been going to the gym lately and I had to admit I hadn’t been in about a week.  He suggested we put up a calendar and mark the days we go, which is an idea I love, definitely good for accountability.

I know I need to just let it go and accept that life is what it is and everything happens for a reason but…..

I can’t help thinking about how much my life has changed for the better.  I’ve gone out to dinner more times in the year I’ve lived here than I did the entire time I lived in Moscow.  I’ve also made more amazing friends and am so happy!!!  I know part of it is my attitude, part of it is the job, part of it is the change in environment, and part of it is I don’t know what.

I would suggest to anyone who is unhappy in life to make a change even if it’s not easy.  Change jobs.  Change cities.  Even simple changes to your routine can make a big difference.  Work out.  Go outside.  Go someplace new.  Eat new food.  Say yes more often.

Getting out of my rut, even if it was slightly forced by cosmic intervention i.e. the store closing, was the best thing that ever happened to me.  I sometimes shudder to think where I would be if that had never happened…..Would I still be there?  Would I still be trying to make it work?  Would I still be stuck?

Thankfully I’m not stuck other than stuck wondering how to end this post….I had no idea where I was going but of course I’m back to reflecting on this amazing journey, mostly because I’m so darn happy right now.  I appreciate everyone reading!

Feel free to comment!  Ever made a big change in your life?

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