You need to make a major change in your life. Do you make it all at once, cold turkey style, or incrementally?
When I decided to leave my abusive marriage I at first made the change in increments. I became detached, I secreted away money (all though that didn’t help as he found the money and took it), I made plans. When I actually left was an ‘all at once’ decision. I hadn’t planned on leaving that weekend. I just couldn’t take it anymore. It was July 4th weekend. Independence Day. He was out boating with his girlfriend. I just packed up a suitcase, called my one friend and left.
When I quit smoking, that was a cold turkey style decision. I had smoked on and off for so many years. Since I was nine years old! Yeah, 9 years old folks. I was a rebel. Stupid also, but that’s for another time. I had stopped a few times over the years. Once for 3 years. Then something would happen and I would pick it up again. This time though. This time was for the rest of my life. Either it was quit smoking, or quit breathing. I don’t know about you folks, but breathing to me is kind of important. This year will be my sixth year smoke free.
When I found out I had a wheat intolerance, I made the decision for a gluten-free lifestyle. At first I did an all at once, cold turkey style change with gluten. Cut it out completely. Well, that lasted about 3 weeks. Then I slide back into eating gluten and feeling bad. But in my defense I live in a place that finding gluten-free products is hard. Also, I love bread, pasta, all that gluttonous stuff. Yes, I know, I hear you thinking……”your other blog is a food blog lady! Bake your own bread!”.
I could do that. Yeah, right. Believe me people you do NOT want me to bake. I’m a great cook. I love to cook. A baker I am not.
Then lo and behold! My grocery stores started stocking gluten-free products. The ready-made bread is yucky. Just plain terrible. The pasta is good though. So okay, I go without bread for a while. Do me good anyway. So I did go back to a gluten-free lifestyle. I do blog about it at ………. Change is Good…Right?? How’s that for a blog named the right way for today’s prompt? 😉
So, for the most part I am a woman who accepts change in an all or nothing way. That’s who I am in anything I do. Love, relationships, hobbies, cooking, health changes. It’s all or nothing. I tried being flexible once, it almost broke me. I am who I am, no apologies given.