My niece Arleigh has often been heard to say ‘a bit wobby’. A bit wobby is her version of a bit wobbly. The cutest possible version, mind you, I’m not biased at all. So why are we talking about Arleigh? Well, lately, I’ve felt a bit wobby myself. I’ve talked about it on this blog. More than I usually would, but I wanted to, so why not. I was frustrated that progress towards my goals had pretty much stalled. I had plans that were cancelled, hopes that were dashed and all in all I felt like I was treading water.

Then I started to swim.


I followed the black line at the bottom of the pool, and I thought about things. I reminded myself that life doesn’t always go the way you plan. I set about constructing and re-constructing new plans anyway. I like a good plan, you can probably tell. I started to feel a lift. I put aside my disappointment at recent results with my weight loss and fitness goals. I’d been frustrated and stuck. I was in a rut. I needed to shake things up. So I decided, I’d shake everything up a bit.

Later last night I got home and after dinner plonked myself on the couch next to hubby. Tired but happy. I might get a full-time job, I said to Hubby. And we should have a baby. Maybe buy another house. He seemed okay with these plans. Reaffirming them with him made him smile. I should write about stuff that matters to me. I should get back out there and take more photos. Ones that aren’t of myself. I want to train 5 times a week and go big at every session. I want to enjoy my body and the strength it gains. He wiggled his eyebrows at me suggestively, and we giggled like teenagers. Perve.

Nothing has changed yet—nothing except my perspective. I’m optimistic and excited to try some new things, to enjoy the things I love again. Throw me into life and see what happens. Maybe the clouds are parting. Perhaps that’s the sunshine I see there. This little black duck needs focus and a plan. And once again I have one. It’s nice to feel like my feet are on solid ground instead of being a bit wobby.

More life coming right up. Anything you want to hear more about?

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