This isn’t who I am. There is a cranky, moody, hot-flashing, not-sleepng, out-of-sorts woman who is inhabiting my body lately. I don’t like her; it’s not who I am.For the moment, however unfortunate, she is who I am.

I feel the need to step back and reflect a bit. I feel over-committed (or may I should be committed?!) and need some solitude to get back on track. I am easing up on my committments and trying to make committments to myself. I will walk more; I will eat more sensibly; I will seek to regain the proper focus and perspective in my life.

A few weeks ago our Pastor made the statement that we should all be able to finish this sentence: “The purpose of my life is….”. I will find the answer to that question and adjust my priorities accordingly.

Steven Covey said “You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage — pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically — to say ‘no’ to other things.” I have these words posted on the wall of my office at work. I will read them more often and act upon them.

This is the, somewhat borrowed, wisdom from the woman who is inside here somewhere. I’ll find her, just wait and see……


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. I don’t feel that way right now, but I’ve certainly had my “out of sorts” days. Ugh! And I think you’re on to something: taking time and ensuring you have a sense of space is so important.

    By the way: that’s one beautiful baby!


  2. Slowing down and reassessing, as you’re doing, is the right direction. I wish you the best!

  3. I love that quote. I think I need to print it out and paste it on my computer, too!

  4. The search is the exciting part! And you are doing that now:)
    I can’t wait to see what you find out–maybe that you are doing it already???

  5. Yes, I know how that feels! I’ve been through it too. My philosophy was, when I became 50, to say yes wherever possible, instead of no! It got me into all sorts of trouble, but I am LIVING now.
    Blessings, Star

  6. Ahh yes…she’s been at my place too.

  7. I definitely can relate to what you’re going through, but since I’ve retired I have this more under control… I’m treading carefully to make sure that I don’t get caught up in everything again… I’m glad to hear that you’re writing about this and putting some thought into this.. This is making me reevaluate some things as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

  8. I recently had a wake up call…I have been worrying and taking care of everyone else for so long that I forgot about me and let myself go..I am working hard on putting a little me time in…it is amazing how much better I feel..I’m eating better…loosing weight and having a lot more fun…

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