AEIG - Review

AEIG - Review

wow. wow. wow.

i kind of can’t believe now that this experiment is complete. at the start it seemed to stretch out for ages ahead of me, and now - POOF - we’re done!

i guess that’s true of much of life though, isn’t it?

so… what has changed in these 31 days? what have i learned?

here we go.

first - i learned that i can count on myself to do what i say i will do, dammit. this is SO HUGE for me. it’s never been all that much of a problem for me to do what i say i will do for others (at least not since my early 20’s :-) ). however, doing what i ‘commit’ to doing for myself… that’s been a whole other ball game.

Day 31

Day 31

i’m grateful for amazing music; especially the kind that takes you right back to a time that you otherwise can’t really remember. wild, huh?

i’m grateful for actually completing this experiment. i did not miss one single day. for me, that’s a true accomplishment. i often make excuses or otherwise kind of let myself off the hook with things when it gets hard. or, i have in the past. that seems to have been shifting lately. i love it and am super grateful for that.

i’m grateful for putting enough into this project to get so much out of it

i’m grateful for feeling hungry. this is another area where i’m suddenly sticking by what i say i want. i am doing intermittent fasting, and i do not ‘cheat’. before, i would’ve kind of allowed myself little “outs”.. i would’ve let myself eat after the feeding window had closed, and had any number of excuses. i don’t do that now… or haven’t been. it’s SO nice, this feeling of being able to count on myself.

and actually, now that i’ve said that, i’ve been doing the same with money and buying things. i’ve had several instances where something has tempted me, and before.. i’d just buy it, and figure out the details later. not lately. i have been deciding that it’s just not worth it. my why is bigger than my want lately. YAY

Day 30

Day 30

i cannot express how grateful i am for how today went as it did. so so so.

i’m grateful for still having energy at the end of the work day today

i’m grateful for the smell of chicken cooking in the crock pot this afternoon, and for having an easy dinner ready to rock within just a few minutes after work

i’m grateful for another good movie tonight

i’m grateful for more storms today. i really love them

that’s all for today, folks. my heart is full. i hope you’ve had a wonderful Wednesday.

Day 29

Day 29

it was such a good day, you guys (what?!?!?)

my day started bright and early (at work) with a user telling me via her actions that she remembered me (even though it’s been at least a year, though i think closer to two, since we’d spoken last) and that she really enjoyed working with me. that one simple exchange set me to glowing immediately.

and that would’ve been enough, right there, you know?

but no… the next person i worked with immediately after this one said something very similar about enjoying working with me. the words were even very close to the words used by the first person (ok Life, you show off ;-)). i tell you, if we’d had a power outage right then i’d have lit the entire neighborhood. no problem.

Day 28

Day 28

you. guys.

i made the absolute best sammich - ever - for dinner tonight. was feeling a bit less-than-wonderful… but still hungry. sliced up an avocado, and some cucumber, spread some mayo on multi-grain bread, and then added a big bunch of alfalfa sprouts on top. SO GOOD. Pinterest for the win, there.


it was a Monday today. for sure. the day just flew by, so that part was good. it was a tiny bit stressful, really just because of how busy it was, but what i noticed today is that i was able to keep a mostly even keel. i credit this gratitude experiment.

well - mostly that.