Holy crap, it's November 1st. When did that happen?! It always throws me off when November starts with a bright sunny day because, in my mind, November is gray and dreary and full of dead tree limbs and fallen leaves. But not today! It's beautiful outside!
Being the first of November, it also means I'm due for another 2011 goals update, which I'll do tomorrow. And I'm thinking the update will be much like the previous ones, with some progress being made in some areas and not much progress being made in others.
But you know what? I'm okay with that.
With the goals I've outlined things I want to achieve and where I want to be in my life but I'm slowly realizing that reaching those goals doesn't define me. Heck, even the journey to reaching those goals doesn't define me. They are simply things I'd like to get to, one day. I've just put it to a schedule because, well, that's what I do.
I'm not going to be disappointed in myself if I don't fit into my purple dress or hit my target weight or even get to 5km in my running. I'm just going to keep working at it until I get there. I honestly can't explain when this new outlook came over me, but I'm enjoying it. I mean, there was a moment yesterday when I thought, "Maybe I'll fudge my weigh-in just a bit, just in case I've gained a lot because I don't want to look like a failure." But why lie? I am who I am, at whatever size I may be.
But - more importantly - I'm really having a good time lately. Sure, work has been intense but I've been spending time with friends and family, enjoying the great outdoors, knitting up a storm, cuddling my kitty and spending as much quality time with the Beau as I can.
Life is really good, and that's the best goal to achieve.