Wednesday, April 13, 2011

And Then I Turned Around (HAWMC Day 13)

Today's Prompt: Open a book to any page. Today is a meditation on naming blog posts. Pick up a book, magazine, newspaper – anything with written prose in it – and choose a phrase or sentence at random. That’s the title of your blog post for today.

So I opened the book laying on the coffee table, Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier.  This is the line that caught my eye: "And then I turned around." 

Kinda profound.  Would've never thought to title a blog post that myself, but I really like it. 

Makes me think along similar lines as the picture in my post yesterday.  Sometimes, things happen when we least expect it. 

It's easier to focus on the negative.  It feels like I've been doing that a lot lately.  I've been having some burnout and apathy issues again, and then I got real people sick, so between the two, my numbers haven't been great lately.

A lot of my posts lately have been kinda whiny.  As have my tweets.  I'd like to thank everyone, DOCers and real-life friends and family, for all your support.  It means a lot to me to have so many people supporting me and thinking of me when I feel like crap.

But I'm ready to be done complaining, for a little while, at least.

And then I turned around.  I'm ready to turn around, metaphorically speaking.

This beautiful post by my friend Simon really got me to thinking (seriously, stop now and go read it).  It inspired me to really make an effort to focus on the "moments of awesome" in my day today, no matter how temporary or fleeting they may be.

And then I turned around...and the weather was amazing.

And then I turned around...and my husband kissed me on his way out the door.

And then I turned around...and my fasting bg was 88.

And then I turned around...and gave my mom a hug.

And then I turned around...and heard my students laughing.

And then I turned around...


  1. :) Beautiful...and YOU.ARE.NOT.WHINY! You are "REAL"! I like that about you.

  2. And then I turned around and you are grown! How did that happen - and I'm so grateful to God that He didn't let me get in His way too often. BOTH my kids are amazing - every time I turn around I can see something wonderful about them. Love ya!

  3. I like this. It's all about perspective, eh? :)

  4. Here's to turning around... and finding new perspective. Thanks for the great insight and attitude, Jess. We all go through the burnout and apathy and feel like we're whining... But no love lost. Best your way!