I've said it before and I'll say it again, blogging has changed my life. Had it not been for this blog, which really was a happy accident, I would be trying to nail down the same lame writing and fitness goals. Blah. Blah. Blah.
Why has this year been the best year ever? Besides the fact that my family is healthy and happy, I've had a huge change in my outlook about how to make life changes. Change, real change, comes from within. But I'm not suggesting I had an Oprah-like "Aha" moment. It was a Seinfeld moment.
Remember the Seinfeld episode called "The Opposite"? From TV.com:
George comes to the realization that he should try to do the opposite of everything. As he does, his luck changes and everything begins to go his way including getting a girlfriend, a job with the Yankees and moving out of his parents' house.
Not that I equate my life to George's, but I did what he did--I rejected my natural tendencies and did the opposite. I wrote when I was tired. Mailed poems to publishers despite my fear of failure (or is it my fear of success). Started working out at 5 a.m., five days a week. There's something to be said for turning off that 8-track player constantly playing "no" and "I can't" in my head.
So this year, I feel like I won Willy Wonka's golden ticket (I'm referring to the original movie and not the Johnny Depp remake). What could I possibly do that could top 2006? I don't know yet but I can't wait to find out and share it with you.
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