“Hello, My Name is Robynn and I’m a GeEk.” (Is there a support group for this sort of thing?)
I remember telling my students that I was a geek and they would immediately come to my defense saying, “Oh, no! You are not a geek, Ms. Hofer!” But I ReAllY aM. (Thanks students for the vote of confidence.)
I find myself in these AwKwArD situations and many times I had nothing to do with getting into them in the first place. But there I am. Smack dab in the middle of it, between a RoCk and a HaRd PlAcE. For example, I’m in a social setting where someone begins talking unkindly about another person who is not in our presence. I would say something but 1.) I’m picking my mouth off the floor in disbelief that such a comment was even said in the first place & 2.) What should I say?
In these situations, it makes me feel like a geek – awkward, uncomfortable, and at a loss of what to say or do. I want to run and hide. Why? Because I have an ImAgE to uphold. After all, I am well put together, refined, and always know what to do. (Yah, right!)
If I’m honest I will admit I don’t always know what to do. The beauty of acknowledging this is that then I qualify for help from above. So here I am: RaW, transparent, and yes, even a geek. But that’s ok. I will take all the help I can get.
Ok, so Lara and I talk about GeTtiNg ReAl and being TrAnSpArEnT. Here goes. . .
Today, the S.u.e.d.e.S.o.f.a. is beginning “The ChAlLeNgE”, a SiX-MoNtH jOuRnEy towards a goal or DrEaM. I have a challenge of my own that I am going to be sharing with you during these next six months and here it is: walking in PeAcE with food. For years I have struggled with overeating resulting in the vicious cycle of gain weight, diet, lose weight, gain weight. I have made a lot of progress, but still, I am not where I desire to be in this area of SeLf-CoNtRoL.
Although I have made great strides in this area, I desire not only to deal with this issue once and for all, but also to help others struggling in this area. In the past, my focus has been a number on the scale, which really was just the symptom of an underlying problem. However, this time around, I am focusing on the real issue – my ChArAcTeR and developing self-control.
My biggest challenge, when it comes to eating is consuming too much food early in the day. I then either have to go through the rest of the day not able to eat, feeling deprived as I watch my family eat, OR I feel hopeless and just give in thinking, “What’s the point?”
My next biggest challenge is thinking that if I go over a little, I may as well blow it and go all out. These are the two bad habits I will be focusing on replacing with the positive habits of using self-control and moderation.
So, how about you? Do you have any goals or dreams you want to PuRsUe? Any NeW hAbiTS you want to form? If so, then come along with us. The journey is a whole lot more EnJoYaBLe when taking it with a friend!!