Monday, March 3, 2008


I found this cool info about PMS on Denise's blog I bet you all think PMS has something to do with being grumpy, crampy, bloated and whatnot. And yes, it could, but Denise lays it out like this...

Physical Wellness
Mental Wellness
Spiritual Wellness

And then she checks in on each of them! I think this is brilliant, and ties in perfectly with my quest for JOY!!!

So, periodically I will do a PMS check!!

But instead of jumping straight into the PMS check, how about a lil chat about JOY?!?!
Well, this year started out not so joyful for me in many ways, although in other ways it was good.
J - My relationship with God is at a totally different place than it was 4 months ago. I am going to church regularly, praying more, and just living my life in a much different way than I had been. Some things were minor changes, some were big and all have made me a much happier person and I am much happier with me!
O - My relationships with others is improving. I went through a bit of a funk the last month which wasn't real helpful to building relationships with others, as I wanted to be by myself a lot, but I still made some changes. One thing I have done is reached out to someone I used to be very good friends with, and for one reason or another we stopped talking. We have been playing phone tag for weeks now, but we are both trying to set aside some time together to re-establish out friendship. Another big thing in the way of relationships with others is work related. A VERY bad and unhealthy relationship has now ended (insert happy dance) and I now have a fantastic new boss that I am so excited about. I have also gotten a promotion and am looking forward to the opportunities these things open up for my job.
Y - Last but not least is my relationship with me (or you as the y stands for, yes, confusing when typing about it on a blog, lol) Anyways, with J and O looking up, it could only in turn help Y!! Now, Y was a struggle this last month. The funk got me down, I was unmotivated, tired and kinda cranky. What was weird was that at work I was pretty much fine, then I'd come home and it was like the life blood was sucked out of me. I just became a vegetable, lifeless, and limp. OK, so I wasn't even a crisp, right off the shelf veggie, I was an old, past it's time veggie. Anyways, I am coming out of the fog and feeling better. I get to go to Florida for all of next week, and that, I fully intend to use as me time, to refocus and relax and be ready to come back as the JOYFUL me that Jesus, Others and You should, can and will be!!!


Lee said...

Oh yaaaay for feeling better all the way around!!! Even though funk starts out with "fun" they are nooooooooooo fun at all!!! Way to go with re-centering and being so honest with yourself and ROCK!!! And you are a truly WONDERFUL friend who I (and my family, especially my dd) are VERY honored to know!!!! Hugs!!! :)

Suzanne said...

Thank you for sharing this Keri. AND have a wonderful time in FL. Remember the sun screen!!!!

Sarah's Stampin said...

great idea! Thanks for sharing

Rebekah said...

That is very inspiring Keri! And thanks for sharing the PMS link, I'll have to check it out. A monthly check-in sounds wonderful!