I spent some time pondering my blog today – hence the picture that I took in Norway glancing out at the water with HUGE mountains reminding me of how insignificant that I am. It’s a long weekend in Toronto, and one of my favourite ways to end it off is to just take a day and chill out. I always have the intention of being wildly productive, but just taking the time to do exactly what I feel like doing usually wins out. Today, I read a life-altering, quality book that should be on everyone’s reading list. “I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends – Confessions of a Reality Show Villain” by Courtney Robertson. It’s a semi-tell-all from the former The Bachelor Finalist and ultimate winner. Is it literary genius? No – but it was very entertaining and a book that I could plow through really quickly. Thanks Reality Steve for reviewing it on your site, realitysteve.com – that’s how I discovered it. I usually read more high-brow fare, but every now and then, a little fluff is nice. Doing my laundry always makes me feel productive, and it allows me to sit around and read while I wait for the washer to finish or in between folding loads. Oh, the exciting life this blogger leads – you should all be jealous, but it’s such an ugly, tawdry emotion.
Back to my pondering. Every few minutes while reading the holy grail of all things Bachelor, I thought about what I would like to write about this month. I was reminded that I have a habit of picking of words ending in “tion” as my topics. Case in point:
- January – hibernation (ok sleep, but it has to work for my point to be valid)
- February – beautification
- March – nutrition
- April – meditation (well, it ended up being about meditation so close enough)
- May – inflammation
- June – hydration (work with me here, I know it was about getting ready for summer)
- July – vacation
So, for this month, I’m picking a biggie – re-evaluation. Some of you may feel that this should be my December topic – au contraire – I think it’s important, as I close in on the last quarter of my year of following Dr. Oz’s advice, to take time now to get back on track with the good changes that I’ve made that may have fallen a bit by the way-side, keep up with what is working, and re-visit some things that haven’t. I’ll be doing Deepak Chopra and Oprah’s new 21 day meditation experience, eating Oz-ily and trying a few new things on my road to good health.
So what am I grateful for today? Long weekends when I can see my closest friends and have a day to myself to just relax even if it means doing a few hated house-hold chores to help me not feel like a total sloth.