My My My its been such a long time since I have done any type of creative writing. I have been stuck in a business or economic book, magazine, or any other periodical for the past year. I am counting down the months til graduation!
Just to break the ice I am writing "Getting out of Neutral" because for the past year I had literally chilled! I had all the symptoms of being "melancholy" (not depressed I don't like that word) but I gained weight, my skin was gross, I had unusual body aches etc... My "melancholy moment" was a very eye-opening and hectic time of my life, which I think was much needed, even though it was very hard and I cried a lot. I am a Cancer so I cry watching the nightly news. LOL.... I will admit I can be a bit of an emotional basket case. But anyway I digress I will some up the last year as Painfully Positive! Some how in the midst of the figurative "storm" I was still able to complete my second year of graduate school and become a licensed insurance broker!!
How did I come out of neutral you ask.....???? Ok, it started with reading the book Eat Pray Love!! www.amazon.com Like I mentioned earlier I have been reading human resource manuals, business and economic books exclusively for two whole years....geesh! I needed to enrich another part of my brain, so a good friend of mine suggested the book Eat Pray Love!! And I LOVED it!! I know many people have seen the movie and also read the book, so I will not give a recap but that book helped to motivate me to get it POPPING. After reading the first few chapters I was inspired to dust off my old workout DVDs, Yoga, Pilates, Billy Blanks Bootcamp...(I should be in the best shape....) I have over 10...smh...Any way I started to walk outside and ignore the Georgia heat. My energy level was going up. The more exercise I did the more I wanted to do...
Another step out of neutral was a Great girlfriend of mine encouraged me to hit the streets. YUP!! she said girl "I'm going to come get you, get you wasted and make sure you get home safely" And she totally did!! I had a blast...I absolutely had a Jersey Shore "Fist Pump" wasted night at an Asian club!! Love her for that!!! Now of course I don't drink often and I had a horrible hangover the next day, but the night before was worth it!
Lastly, I started to want, need and expect sex much more often...... !!!??? It produces endorphins right??!! ...LOL...well That is how I started to out of neutral.....
The lesson I learned over the past year was it takes MY continuous effort to make a difference in all aspects of MY life. I had to just DO IT like Nike....and I feel awesome!! I am an evolving work in progress.