This past Saturday, October 27th, we had a women's conference at our church. It was an amazing morning. Our keynote speaker, Sis. Cindy Faulk, shared some great insights. Well, there were definitely insightful for me and I suspect others as well. While I may not have the exact phrasing correct, she made one statement that really struck a chord with me. She said that no matter what I do, no one can do things the way I do things. Someone might be able to do the same task as I would, but I bring something special to the task that no one else can quite duplicate. The same goes for each one of you taking the time to read this. Much like the story of Cinderella, that glass slipper fit no one but her. This hit me like a ton of bricks because when I was so deep in the depression, there were days that I wasn't sure anyone would notice if I just fell off the face of the earth. I am blessed with some amazing friends and family who have reminded me that I would be missed. Even though I don't fight depression in the same way these days, there are always days that I get down and I need to remember this. When you feel down, please remember there is only one you and no one can replace you. You are one of a kind.
Also, today, I want to talk about my November goals. I'll be honest, October was rough. It was the anniversary of my Mom's passing along with dealing with some health issues of my own as well as some health issues with my son. Now I am trying to move forward. I may not hit my weight goal this year, but I am definitely making changes. I am proud of the shifts in my mindset.
For November, I will strive for a blue dot day. In the event that I don't get a blue dot, I will still track. I will strive to hit 8,0000 steps per day and drink at least 64 oz. of water. Everyday may not be perfect, but if I can string more good days than bad days together, then it's progress! Wishing everyone a Happy November!