Rants, Ramblings and General Diary of Juliana Wathen

Swimm’in in My Socks!

Sock Monkey

It’s a new year and just like every other “NEW” year I feel I have been beaten thoroughly about the face and neck with a bar of soap tied off in an old sock to assess my GOALS.

Everywhere I have turned lately I have had to review goals, adjust goals, set goals, stretch goals or hear about goals.
It’s all black and white and a whole lot of spread sheets and numbers and quiet frankly I’d rather wash a stack of dirty dishes by hand.

So with all this HYPER-GOAL-ISM going on I realized I had made a goal out of making my shoes fit.
You see… my feet have shrunk…a lot. All my shoes are too big since I’ve lost weight and so every morning I have succumbed to a ritual of trying to make my shoes fit just right. Each pair of shoes requires a different strategy, thicker socks for one, two pairs for another, three for another but it has to be the RIGHT three pairs and in certain layers. All this work to reach my GOAL of wearing a damn pair of shoes.
I was fixated on the GOAL to wear these shoes….and this morning it dawned on me after layering on two pair of black socks to wear my tennis shoes…The GOAL is not always the best answer.

So today – I look BEYOND the goal. I will eliminate the stress and time consuming burden of decisions.Instead of climbing over a wall I will go around it! I WILL BUY A NEW PAIR OF SHOES and stop the insanity of swimm’in in my socks and make sock monkeys instead. Life is about the journey – not the destination.ENJOY!

I love each and every one of you
Juliana

Copyright 2014 Juliana Wathen

Comments on: "Swimm’in in My Socks!" (3)

  1. Tianna Hall said:

    Woo hoo!

    Tianna Hall 832.741.0930 http://www.TiannaHall.com http://www.TheHoustonJazzBand.com

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  2. David Gipson said:

    You go gurl!

  3. Belinda Manning said:

    I miss these post.
    I think your plan of buying new shoes is the right plan. You totally deserve new shoes and who don’t just love getting that new pair. They make us walk with a new bounce in our step until they get that speck of dirt on them that we knock off instantly until it happens again and then…..we buy new shoes.
    New shoes are FUN.

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