Tuesday, February 8, 2011

30 Days of Pictures - Day 24

Day 24 - "A picture of something you wish you could change."

This is another post where, as far as a picture goes, I've got nothing. I've been thinking about this one for weeks. And things like "my inability to make small talk with strangers," "my relationship with my mother," "so-and-so's attitude," and things of the like came to me. But then I really THOUGHT. Seriously. I'm a big proponent of, "If you don't like something about your life, quit whining about it and CHANGE it." And all of those things I listed can either be changed by me, or ignored by me (another person's attitude), which really is change when you think about it because then I'm not letting someone else's attitude AFFECT ME.

I'm finally in a position where I really and truly believe that I'm in control. My weight is not in control of me. My "situations" are not in control of me. The only way I'll get over my fear of making small talk with strangers (I know, it sounds silly, doesn't it?) is to DO IT. The only way my relationship with my mother will get better is if I WORK AT IT. If she doesn't put the same effort into it, then at least I'll know I've done what I can....or my other option is to throw in the towel and move on. Either way, I'm in control of what happens. As far as changing the attitude of others, I can chose to NOT have them in my life.

So, today, I say that change is all relative. Excuses are what come out of my mouth after the words "I CAN'T." I'm not going to be an "I can't" anymore. As the band Rage Against The Machine told me to do years ago, I'm going to TAKE THE POWER BACK!

Enjoy your Tuesday everyone!

Still to come....because I know you're on the edge of your seat with anticipation:

25. A picture of your day
26. A picture of something that means a lot to you
27. A picture of yourself and a family member
28. A picture of something your afraid of
29. A picture that can always make you smile
30. A picture of someone you miss


  1. I love the attitude behind this post!

  2. Great attitude Colleen. You can and will!! Have a great day

  3. Powerful post, Colleen. Love it. Very empowering and oh, so true.

  4. Great post! Congrats on the weight loss, and I hope your daughter is doing better. We have had a sick little one here as well. No fun for anyone.


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