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Transformations

In keeping with my previous post, I have made some changes.  Lets start with my body and health.    I have started a weight loss/exercise program.   My dear husband has decided to take up the banner with me.   Together we will be walking and exercising together.   We also discussed cooking more scratch and less process foods.    Good talk, good walks.   Gotta love a man who want to get his act together too.  Bravo husband.     I have been purchasing vitamins and coordinating with my doctors on more preventative health issues.    Because most of my work is sitting down, whenever I am working on a project, I started wearing ankle/arm weights.  Taking breaks throughout the process, doing leg and arm lifts,  keeps me from getting stiff and tired.   I call it the sneaky way to exercise.  Whatever works. 

One of my most potent weapons is my faith and spiritual guidance.  I rise early to read my bible and spend time with the word of God.    This keeps me grounded, less stress and more centered. 

Next on the agenda, the outside looking in.

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A Change in My life

I was speaking with a friend of mine and be both came to the same conclusion.  We both needed a change in our lives.   We seem to be at the same station, around the same age and agree about most things.    I suggested to her to get a notebook, one with 5 dividers.   Mark each one with an area of the her life that she wanted to change.  I have already started mine.   In each section, write down goals, what you want to accomplish and a plan to accomplish these goals.  I suggested that if she wanted to she could set time limits, but for me setting time limits feels like stumbling blocks,   It feels like I am setting myself up to fail before I get started.  That is a lot of pressure to put on yourself.  

Because we both work full-time jobs, I suggested  Fridays would be the day to access the notebook and what progress you’ve made.    Any adjustments will be made at that time.  I find I have more time to spare when it is close to weekend and I do not have to get up early for work.   I also suggest once a month revise, retool  and restructure any thing that might be working or not.     We seem to live up to a change when it’s on paper.

My areas are physical, emotional, employment, social, health, and spiritual.   There might be more areas I need to work on, but these areas are my main concern.    With her permission I will let you know what areas she is working on.   It is good that we are doing this together.   We are there to cheer each other on, and a quick pick up when one of us stumbles or falls.   It is good to have friends.

I have already started on my spiritual side.   I get up early and read my bible daily.   I pray before I go to sleep and when I wake up.   Feels good.    With that, day one comes to a close.

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Today

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.   Familiar phrase that everyone uses, when someone wants to make a change in their life.    So here is my beginning.  I will use this blog as my jumping off point.   Right I am starting a reagamin of eating healthy, exercising more, adjusting my time and schedule and become closer to God, who supplies my every need.  Right now I have about 5 blogs that I write.  Each one represents a part of me and who I.    Here is a list and what they stand for.

Not Just Knee Deep – My most personal thoughts, ideas and the building block of me.  Sometimes you will read musing, stories, excerpts from other places, people and readings.  

My other WordPress blog is  ILOVETOCREATE.    This blog represents all my other creation, besides my jewelry and paper crafts.  I will be recycling, up cycling, repurpose, alter, change, create, transform, decorate, investigate to just about anything that crosses my mind.   I love making things with my hands.  On this blog will be my creative outlet.   This blog with also house my paper crafts, such as book marks, cards, tags.

Jets Jewelry is my most favorite blog.  It deals with my obsession concerning jewelry, beads, findings and all that inspires.  I have been making jewelry for at least 25 years now.   I still get excited when I see beads in a shop or see a finished product.   This blog will include shows, festivals, fairs, vendor shows as well as bead shows, I plan to have a mix of handmade and new pieces.  Stay tune

It’s A W.W.W. World Out There  is the blog devoted to my love of computer and all things dealing with technology.   It will house my basic computer class I teach during the fall and winter months.   You can sign up for the class if you live in the Waterloo and Cedar Falls area.   You will find info, tips, tricks, how-tos and general information about the It world, as I see it.

Jet Jewelry, Re  and Livin for the Weekend are my frugal and thrifty sites.  These are my soul mates.  The people on these sites know how to make a dollar holla.  It is about spending less, and enjoying life on what you have.  Tip on second-hand shopping to how to make your own soap.  The information is outstanding. Everyone is trying to deal with rising cost and crippling debt.  These sites will give you info to arm yourself and steps to make through the tough times.   I can always get feedback from these supporters.  I am among friends.

Last but not least is Essence, Jets Jewelry .  I have a subscription to Essence.   This blog I don’t get to very often.  But that is about to change.  I am a fashionista.  a budget minded, frugal, thrift shop wearing fashionista, but a fashionista no less.   It is here where I will talk about being a proud, natural hair wearing sista, a women of color.

There you have it.  All my passion, all written for the world to see and read.    In the very near future, I will adding video to my growing array of services.  This is going to be hard for me.  I am very camera-shy.  But a girl, go to do what a girl has to do.   All of these blogs are connected to what I am doing, about to do and will be doing.  Stay tune.  We are going for the a roller coaster ride.

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