I have been thinking about my OLW -one little word- for a few days. There are so many -one little words- that fit. So many that I need to remember.
Faith. Strength. Courage. Happy. Healthy. Brave.
All of these words are amazing and fit my life. They could all be my One Little Word. But I think the one that encompasses them all in my life, the most, is...
Believe in the plan. Believe in the process. Believe in yourself. Believe you can do it. Believe.
My life is not where I thought it would be. I thought I would be married with four little ones running around. It.Was.My.Plan.
It's been my plan since I was young. Be a teacher. Check. Be a writer. Does a blog count? Kind of, right? Check. Be a wife. Nope. Be a mommy. Nope. It just didn't happen. I have made a lot of goals for myself, in my life. Get my Masters. Check. Run a marathon. Check. Buy a house. Check. The goals that I have met are all goals I can control. I can't control God's plan. No matter how hard I have tried. The man I am meant to marry, isn't ready, isn't the one, or I just haven't met him yet. I have finally accepted (after a lot of soul searching, getting angry, and crying..a lot) that being a mommy is not in God's plan. I am a mommy to my doggies and I am a mommy to all of my students, while they are in my care. I know it's not the same and I was sad for a very long time that being a mommy was not in my future. I now accept and know that God has a plan.
Believe. Believe in my health. I am a yo-yo dieter. I always have been. I gain. I lose. I gain. I lose. You get the picture. I do not know the definition of maintain. I have celiac disease. I should never eat gluten. Ever. But, sometimes, I do. Usually, after I have done very well losing weight because I eliminated gluten, dairy, and sugar. Yep. All of them. They all trigger something in me. Just when I think, I am back on plan and on plan because of my health, not just to lose weight...I eat gluten. Total sabotage. I am now back on track for my health. So, I need to Believe. Believe I can do this. Believe in myself. Believe in my health.
I plan to revisit this One Little Word often. I will also share how I am doing with my weight loss, healthy lifestyle, and exercise goals. I know this is a teaching blog, but so often the first thing to go, when we get submerged into teaching, is our eating habits, our exercise routine, and ultimately, our health. I hope it's okay that I start sharing my health journey with you, as well. A healthy teacher is a happy teacher. Right?!
All of these pictures are from my I Believe Pinterest Board! It's mostly filled with quotes that I love...How crazy that I had already named it... I Believe. I guess I have believed all along.
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