Today I had a test. It went _______ so I left the room feeling ______. I’m thinking when I get the mark I’ll ____ because I’m ______ and don’t ______ a plan.
a) terribly, upset, cry, lost, have –> Today I had a test. It went terribly so I left the room upset. I’m thinking when I get the mark I’ll cry because I’m lost and don’t have a plan.
b) quickly, accomplished, smile, living, need –> Today I had a test. It went quickly so I left the room feeling accomplished. I’m thinking when I get the mark I’ll smile because I’m living and don’t need a plan.
I’ll choose b and while I may have chosen some wrong answers on today’s test, I’m certain that choosing a positive attitude is the right answer. If I look at this whole course and dip into the Nutrition Program as a learning experience, I can see it for the
mistake lesson it’s been!
I say this because I truly truly believe that I’ve learned so much about myself in the last few months that I would not go back and change it for the world (although when I was trying to learn what kind of bacteria make what kind of cheese and why there is something called carboxymethylcellulose in your ice cream–side note, ew–I might have been singing a different tune). If it weren’t for me taking this class in summer school, I’d have been fully into the foods program come fall. I’d have been struggling with these decisions and I’m sure I would have come to the same conclusion–that just because I don’t have a set plan and just because I don’t see a conventional path ahead of me doesn’t mean I don’t have an awesome future ahead of me–but I’m so glad I did it now.
With so many things, I feel like I’m just in the right place right now.
My training, for instance.I’m going to do a triathlon in July (same one as my first last year). I’m going to go on the bike trips I want to. I’m going to do Tough Mudder in August. I’m going to teach classes. I’m heading to yoga shortly because I love how I feel when I do it. This is all good.
My eats, too, have changed. I’m not listening to what someone tells me to do blindly. I’m taking it as advice and making mistakes and using them as lessons to figure out what feels good to me. Lately that’s been plenty of whole foods and it’s amazing to me that it took so long to come to that realization: eat real food. I thank the vegan books, the paleo books, the blogs, the podcasts, the everything I’ve been exposed to and I thank the learning about all the not so real foods during this course I’m in.
I know that I’ve got something to say here and I feel one of “those posts” coming on soon, but I know I’m still wrapping my head around this. Right now all I can say is that I’m happy to be where I am.
How do you handle a tough test?
Have you ever changed your major/life plan/career? How’d it go?