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Telling my SelfStory/ Who R U version 2.0


Chesire

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I realized I tend to think in story snippets when I'm out and about, especially walking or running.  And my last challenge involved invoking traits from a specific character.  I also tend to aim for unrealistic and dramatic versions of myself when I'm tasked with picking my character, as when setting up a profile on a non-specific forum, which I can't maintain without feeling ridiculous.  I tossed all these ideas in my mental blender and came up with this challenge's plan.  

 

Who am I in my SelfStory?  Really?  I am not a mysterious assassin.  I am not a black-hearted witch.  I am not a femme fatale.  But I can still be a capable and strong individual with a strong sense of self, once I truly look at Self.  I can be an enhanced Self.   Therefore I will see who Self really is and what Self wants to do.  

 

The final end result of all this Selfyness will be a new name for me that I can live with comfortably and not feel ludicrous if someone were to call me that in person.  I am not "Wild" anything, and that's not a bad thing.  

 

So on to the meat of the matter.

 

Focus on:

Body balance-  Stretching to maintain wellness.

- I must stretch upper body after work/end of the day if I want to last another 10 years or so.  

-Lower body stretch daily so I can recover from LBD walks and add strength back in.  Beasty likes to chase chipmunks and my hams hurt. 

-investigate foot arch strengthening to support knee during said walks.  Arch supporters help but I'd rather do all I can without reliance on them fully.

 

nutrition- generally pretty good

-find ways to make easy tasty food

-continue to reduce meat protein and increase veg protein

-reevaluate water consumption.  I think I've been low

 

Introspection/what is (un)important to me?-

So far I know that I must be productive every day, nothing major, but I need to feel personal accomplishment so I have a purpose.

I don't care about image or what other people think, but I do care about self-satisfaction.  

I need to view myself as capable and strong.  Strength can be asking for help-which is getting easier with practice.

I am practical and realistic, logical and sensible, reliable and goofy where proper.

 

 

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I did a thing!  And I think I can do it again!  I'm not a good golfer, but I do play with enthusiasm none the less.  I made it across the pond that has been my nemesis.  And I crushed it!  

 

I'm perfectly content to do many things with a minor degree of skill and much enthusiasm rather than one or two things really well.  I find it way more fun to participate than perfect.

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Ugh......   Started a bit of a downward spiral this weekend regarding my value as a person.  I'm surrounded by a lot of powerhouse achievers filled with passion and/or drive.  That is not me.  I gladly work hard, but a s support person, professionally and personally.  I have asked MrW for help reminding me that money and publicly visible drive are not the same as a satisfying and happy life.  I prefer my quiet downtime, clean house, homemade foods, social time, and personal and private drive.  Right.  Ok.  This will pass. 

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On 7/31/2019 at 4:27 PM, WildSonja said:

Body balance-  Stretching is so helpful.  Been diligent with it and my aches are settling down

 

nutrition- 

-find ways to make easy tasty food- herbs are friends and food.  Slow cooked/ pressure cooked pork wins for easy and lots at once

- I will need to find a new recipe to add to the half animal- half vegetable protein.  Check the forum, I know there's recipes here to work with

-reevaluate water consumption.  I think know I've been low.  Happier eyes and clearer brain

 

Introspection/what is (un)important to me?-  Clearly this will always be a thing.  Dang powerhouse achievers.  But no worries, I know how to ask for help and that the mere act of asking for help usually starts the healing process.  My sun is brightening again and I think I'm can make it shine in a day or two.

 

 

 

 

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Guys! Guys! Guys!  My legs don't hurt anymore!  I was even able to run with pooch, even if we didn't catch the squirrel.  Stretching and foam rolling for the win, because I'm definitely not doing less

 

I have a tough time drinking water at home.  Unattended glasses become cat watering stations, so I tend to only go get a glass when I need it.  Will find a plan.

 

And finally the slump has passed.  I've been doing a lot of thinking and finally recognize my role in the world.  It's not the one most advertised in media, so I rather forget that my role is also valuable.  As long as I can remember it when needed, all will be fine.

 

And as an example of my seeing stories around me, here is the creepy bunny that watches over our camp.

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And our last dog anxiously waiting for me to follow for an adventure243416866_trailtoadventure.thumb.JPG.f8471731c74b63ac745e4e21d2d6e7f2.JPG

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I was able to do the thing that needed to be done!  As far as I am concerned, that's the whole point of all of this.  I was able to sprint about 1/2 a mile flat out because pooch had run headlong into a wasp nest.  We booked it to the car to get to the vet ASAP.  She is recovering fine now.  Glad as was able to do it.

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All in all a good month.  I didn't obsess with the fitness and nutrition goals, but rather tried to make them more into habits, especially stretching at night.  

 

More importantly I spent chunk of time considering me.  Not the most exciting thing for readers of a challenge, but it's been good for me.  Poor Mr Wild had to be my sounding board, but he did a wonderful job.  And participating in the Jumanji challenge combined helpfully to suggest my next plan focus; be kind to me.

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