It's been almost a calendar year since I've been here to update my website and the blog. I knew it had been a long time, but I didn't realize that it had been THAT long. I have been busy.....busy evolving, building, destroying, learning, and figuring things out.
I spent a lot of time with a mentor working on The Black Money Matters Project's new website and blog. I revamped the brand with the new information. I learned some new things about business and myself. I'm being stretched and grown in ways that I'm still reeling from.
On March 1st, I will be celebrating 1 calendar year of a sugar-reduced diet. During that time, I reduced my processed sugar intake to an average of less than 25 grams per day. That meant I cut out almost everything that gave me any kind of food pleasure. I traded in processed food pleasure for a more stable mood, lessened PMS symptoms, 14 lbs of excess weight, the ability to sit through cravings, and a sense of accomplishment. It's a fair trade off.
I put together some things that helped me to grow (read I failed at some things). I'm still making peace with being able to start and change directions as needed (read fail) because all of that is part of the process. I haven't accepted that as much as I know I need to. I guess that's part of the process too, huh? I'm still working on trusting the process of life. In theory, I know how all of this works. I've been saying that for years. I'm struggling to be more gentle with myself when I think of the ways in which I fall short when trying to trust the process. I'm getting better. I just want to be the best at it. But I know this ain't how that works.
In the meantime, I'm holding myself accountable for stepping things up to get closer to the potential I know that I have in me. I'll be back to talk about my recent experience with the Undoing Racism workshop.
I'm Ellen Gee. When I'm honest, we learn things. When I'm not, we learn things too.
Capturing the Past