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Good bye February

Today it is time to tell you a story...

It is a story about February and life in general right now.

February is my least favorite month and this year it lived up to it's expectations (unfortunately).

You know it's bad when we get another 3+ inches and no one says anything.  At this point, it's just another snow storm.

Friday (the last day of February) in yoga our reading was about setting priorities.  The action item was to think of 3 things to do that day.  Then do 1.  Only one.  In class I thought, 'yes, yes, i need this.'  Then I stepped in the real world and did 3+ items.  Fail.

I woke up Saturday and could not move.  Correction:  I moved to the kitchen for water and then collapsed on the couch for 5 more hours.  I did go to a concert the night before, but I didn't even have one drink.  Then I was super bummed because I was going to volunteer Saturday morning and had to cancel.  I love volunteering.  That is something I enjoy to do & I would have set it as a priority, but I couldn't go because everything else got in the way.

My body does this sometimes.  It doesn't give me the option to slow down, it demands it.  This morning I felt exhausted and like I was going to throw up until around 1pm.  Basically, when my body's had enough of me pushing it around.

I need to work on prioritizing things.  
Stop doing everything I feel like I should do and focus on the things I want to do or will help me grow.

Favorite parts of the first day of March:
I saw my neighbor out walking his dog!!!  I usually see him about once a week and I haven't seen him since December, maybe even November.  When I said how long it's been since I saw him, he responded, "Have you ever?"  I said, "I know this winter's been crazy."  He's in his 70s or 80s and he said, "I've lived here a long time and this is the worst."  I was so happy to see them.
Then I got home and called my bff from high school, Jess.  Oh how I needed some encouragement from back home.  We had a serious catch-up session.  We talked about life.  Then we talked about being present (check out this and this which have been on my mind lately) and setting priorities.  Then we started planning our Easter get together, which is over a month away and we don't care.  (Weather:  please oh please cooperate for our winery date!  It's all I ask.)

This is how I'm feeling.
Maybe it sounds like whining.  Sometimes I think I do.  But right now this is how I feel.
Cheers to March.

P.S. Please watch this for a laugh.  Thank you WGN


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