See how things – emotions, well being or feelings can change?
Last week I was on the verge of giving everything up. This week, I am feeling fulfilled and accomplished.
Why? You may very well ask. What on earth could possibly have happened to help along the positive feelings I was already experiencing by the time I wrote my blog last week?
I will tell you. For many years I had wanted to do a degree. After school, life took me on a different path. I kept looking at the university websites, but to be totally honest, there was no way I could afford to do one. Then, a couple of years ago, the rules changed on getting student finance. Which meant that I could finally do this. In 2013, I bit the bullet and enrolled. I couldn’t decide at first what subject to do. I had a look at quite a few that interested me, before finally stumbling upon the BSc (Hons) in Earth Sciences. It was perfect. Combining geology and other earth based sciences with my already huge love of crystals, meant that I could learn more about them and how they form etc.
Well, today, I received my results from my last module of what is essentially year one of university (although I am doing this part time, and I am now 2 years in). And I PASSED!!! This means that year one is complete. I have my 120 points that I needed. I am one third of the way through. Yes I know that means I still have at least 4 years of study, but I have amazed myself that I have managed to get this far.
On top of this, I started a healthy eating regime about 8 weeks ago. (Slimming World if you really want to know!) And this week I lost another 2lbs. Making my weightloss so far 1 stone and 3 lbs! Feeling better and more energetic already. I still have quite a way to go. But I am finding this plan easy, far healthier for me, and it encourages me to cook from fresh far more often than I was.
There were many reasons for me starting this plan. One of the main contributing factors was the help I received from a very good friend of mine. She opened up a whole new way of thinking for me. I won a foot analysis from her in a competition she held. The revelations that happened from that, and the subsequent work that we did together had a profound affect on me. I started to see myself, and my emotions in a totally new way. I am still a work in progress, I am not perfect, which is why I am so pleased to have been able to get on Sigal’s latest program. And you can too!