I’ve never put much faith into horoscopes. Even as a preteen I’d read the entry for Taurus in Sixteen magazine a month after the fact, just to prove them wrong. According to the stars I should have had a crush revealed to me or gone on a hot date at least 10 times during my sixth grade year. The constellations never had it right.
Recently, however, I began reading my Hormone Horoscope, a guide dedicated the hormonal changes, which occur in our bodies on a weekly basis. One entry for “Week Two” really stuck out like a sore big toe on my left foot. It said that due to rising (or maybe decreasing) estrogen (or maybe progesterone) I would be highly ambitious and bite off more than I could chew, swallow and digest.
*hmph*” Screw you estrogen (or progesterone),” I thought. “I can balance work, blogging, ACE certification, yoga teacher training, writing a book, marriage, cooking and cleaning with or without your help!”
Then today my coworker and I got on the topic of the Chinese year signs. I am a rat. Curious, I looked up said rat. It turns out I am very observant and intelligent and I will strike at any opportunity where I feel I can benefit. I am also creative and don’t do well with mundane day to day tasks, I’d be a better boss than an employee it said. All true. Then I read that because I am so creative and my mind rotates about 100 times faster than anybody elses’, I tend to start a bazillion projects all at once.
“Screw you rat!”
I can’t deny my estrogen (or progesterone) or my inner rat any longer. The truth is I DO too much all at once. But I love it. I am almost like an adrenaline junkie.
That being said, I need to slice off a little cheese and save some for later. My cheeks are full. Yes, yes, you know what’s coming. The blog is the cheese.
At this point I am not ending my blog, but there will be some changes. Changes are as follows:
1 post per week. Post will likely occur on Monday.
No more posted meal plans. I’ll still be doing this each week at home, I just feel it is something that can be cut out of my blogging, as it does take quite some time to put together.
Posts will be focused on writing. Sometimes I’ll write about food, sometimes about yoga, or exercise, or emotional health. I started the blog to write, and that part of the blog is suffering. I do still have some food/recipe reviews I am obligated to do, and you may see those on days other than Mondays, if I have time.
Commenting will have to happen as I have time. I love all of your blogs and I read them as often as I can. I hope you understand!
I know I have said it before, but… THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Thank you all for continuing to support me and commenting. This is so very encouraging as I am journeying to a life without perfection and learning to love myself as I am.
Do you know your Chinease sign? Did you ever read Sixteen Magazine?
–Shawnee, The Ex-Perfectionist