I put on Tracy Chapman’s Change for some inspiration as I write this post. At our small group meeting today someone referenced a song from Basic and while wasn’t clear which song was intended, this is the song I thought of based on context.
To explain, while we had initially agreed to a 12pm start time, we agreed to move the time up to 11am based on a request. Having set a calendar reminder and mental note for the small group meeting at noon, I never took any steps to remind myself of the new time and it was a WhatsApp note that reminded me to get my butt in gear. I nevertheless arrived 10 minutes late and restored integrity during subway access spurts on my way down.
To me, this episode was symbolic of my cycle so far – I take steps and put items in motion toward my goal, but remain static rather than shift even when something occurs that demands I react differently.
The good so far – I’ve been nearly 100% with charity, ~90% with making prayer service at Temple, and ~70% with my daily Daf Yomi study (that said, I’m still making it up in the aggregate, so I’m current with the overall study count, just not necessarily studying 1 page per day).
The less good – I’ve chosen momentary and fleeting comfort over exercise; accepting an uncomfortably large belly and uncomfortably tight clothing in lieu of getting my runs in. I’ve had 2 meditative moments, but neither the properly carved out experience that I envisioned when I chose it as a goal.
What’s up for this week: Busy work week, but more importantly, it’s a new beginning, a step left, and a chance to be 100% with my goals. I declared to my small group that I will sign up for a krav magah class by Wed and already emailed a friend for information (she attends a local class).
Quick shout out to my small group for a great meeting today, I appreciate your offers for support and promise to follow up with additional ways to hold me accountable.
Lastly, re: Advanced Ed, Glo officially opened a new training center this weekend right near 35th and 8th – great space for her! She plans to hold many social events aside from the trainings, which themselves will include this summer her first Spanish-language training and a teen training (13-17). If you haven’t participated in stuff in a while, great time to get reinvolved!