Ready to Change…Everything!

Sometimes you have to talk yourself into something--convince your mind that it really is ready, too.

Sometimes you have to talk yourself into something–convince your mind that it really is ready, too.

I’m ready. I guess I’ve been ready for a few months now. Sometimes you have to talk yourself into something–convince your mind that it really is ready, too. I know that the timing is right. The stars are aligned. The sun is smiling like the proverbial Cheshire cat. So I did it. I cut my hair.

I know what you’re thinking. “Well, good for you. You cut your hair. But I ain’t cutting mine. I’m trying to grow it out.”

I’m growing out, too. More than just hair, I’m changing everything.

I am finally going to lose 50 pounds. Yeah, I’ve thought about it before, even seriously. Now, it’s no challenge. It’s not hard. I am not tempted. I don’t want to snack. I’m ready to change.

My mind has been renewed. I’m trying to figure it out myself. Why are things so different now? Why is NOW the time, not last year? I surely wanted to be slimmer sooner. I have come to the conclusion that there is a season for everything. Just because I love the Spring-turning-into-Summer time of year, now is the season of Fall. That’s just the way it is.

Now, it is my season.

It’s time for me to grow physically, spiritually, mentally, in my marriage, as a mother–in all ways. I am excited about this change because it’s not one small thing. It’s like the make-over shows where they move everything out and start new. New paint, new furniture, new floors, new window treatments, new light fixtures, new artwork–new, new, NEW! It wouldn’t be the same if they just put a new couch in the same old room. I won’t just have a new outfit for the same old body. IT’S ALL NEW!

It’s going to take some time–alas! Just like the make-over shows where it takes a crew helping a family for two or three days to complete a transformation. It will take me some time–since I don’t have a Home Depot crew–to complete this transformation.

I have no doubt that this time, this season, it will happen. I’m ready.

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Evelyn Ransom

Evelyn Smith Ransom is still trying to decide what she wants to be when she grows up! For now, she is: a wife of 24 years to an Army colonel; a mom to two boys, 24 and 18; two girls, 17 and 13; a kindergarten teacher, an avid reader; a lover of scented candles; and an ever-developing Christian.

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