What is your Ideal day?
Have you even thought about it? What is an ideal day anyway?
For me an ideal day is spent with my husband, daughter and her family. Seeing my grandson growing up and working my own hours when I want and not when someone else tells me to. It’s simple; I want to own my own time and my own work. Today I don’t have that but I have found a way to make it happened but it will take time and a lot of learning. It’s a new part of my life, I have done changes that have made my life better and I am learning and growing as a person.
A journey of 1000 miles starts with one step, one of my mentors said. To start a new journey you just have to take one step in the right direction and then one more. I know it’s hard to add new things into your life when your body is working against you and that is ok. When the time is right you will know it, just listen to what your body and mind is telling you. Remember it’s the small things you do every day that matters. Know that you have the most power in the present moment.
What in your life is helping you move forward?
I found that my pets helps me when I am sad and in pain. Today I have one dog and a cat but I am thinking of getting a snake sometime in the future. I have always been fascinated about snakes. For many years ago my daughter wanted a snake for about five minutes so we never bought one. Now she is all grownup with her own family and the thoughts about getting a snake has crawled back into my mind. I have heard that a Ball Python is a good choice for a first snake. Off course there is much to learn before I buy one but I think I need to start learning about them soon. Then I need to do something about the room I want to have as a snake-room.
What are you doing when Crohn’s Disease is taking over your body, how do you cope when your mind wants more than your body can give? When that is happening to me I often get a bit sad because it means that I haven’t been listening to the signals my body have sent, probably for a long time. Every time that happens I promise myself not to do that again and still I find myself in the same spot all over again.
What gives you hope for the future?
If you ask me I would say, knowing I can influence my life and I think learning new things will help med on my journey to fulfilment. What are you dreaming about and do you have a plan to reach them? I hope you have dreams for the future; they can brighten up your day.
I am trying to change my pattern in life so I can get healthier and be a part of family events more often. For me it’s about learning new things and growing as a person. I know that the situation I have today won’t work in the long run. I have to do something that allows me to own my time which means the time I work and who decides what I do at work. It will take some time before I get there but it’s a journey I have to take. I have to say though, I really like it to.
One of my mentors said if you fill your ideal day every day you will have your ideal life. I think it’s important to love your life and what it can teach you on the way. Please take the steps you need to find your smile, you are worth it, remember that.
See yaaa next time!