Monday, April 27, 2009

Learning Moderation

"If everyone of us would sweep their own doorstep, the whole world would be clean," observed Mother Teresa.

"Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try." Yoda/Star Wars

"Anything worth doing is worth doing well." unknown

My childrens ears ring with these little tidbits of wisdom. As I sit here trying to dicipher the paperwork piles on my desk I find that little tidbits of anything are the best. How did I ever become the do or die person I am now? I am a PCOS survivor ( that in no way means that the battle is over but I have found ways to survive) and Fibromyalgia sufferer. I can't say survivor yet as I am still trying to work out what kind of treatments and what kind of lifestyle changes work for me. I have found that I used to put my all into everything I did. Now I find that my all isn't half of what it used to be and it leaves me weak and in pain for days. Moderation has to be my new bit of wisdom. Moderation in all things: diet, excercise, hobbies, travel, large gatherings, driving, medication, water therapy everything. I am horrible at it. I still try to give everything my all and feel like a failure when I can't live up to my own expectations. I have found that my hobbies of my youth are now what keeps me sane when I am confined to my bed or chair or the house. I love to cross stitch ( I will be posting some of my free patterns soon), paint, knit, crochet, sew, quilt and make jewellery. I know I now seem really old fashioned but it is the old fashioned things that soothe me. Gardening is going to be my project to learn this summer and as I learn I hope to share some of my experiences with you.

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