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Rachel
  • 32, Female
  • Kent, Ohio
  • United States
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine Oct 29, 2008. 2 Replies

 

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night (nor depression, nor anger, nor jealousy, nor self-doubt, nor insecurities) shall keep these courageous CO-CREATORS from completing their appointed goals!

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Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
About Me:


This picture captures my personality better than I could ever put into words.

I'm a twenty one year old college freshmen, still living at my parents house. I've been dating the same loving man for the past four years and he is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I need to learn how to treat him better, how to love him fully and let him love me fully like he has been trying to for the past six years. (Complicated story there, but then, the best ones always are) I need to learn how to trust him and how to show him he can trust me. I know that it is only then that our relationship can move on into eternity together.

I have been going to school/college for the past three years, give or take, and I still feel like a failure in everything I try to do there. This is what is plaguing me most as I write this(10.7.08) so it is difficult to be positive about it. I know that if I can learn to be positive about myself and my ability to succeed, I will succeed and I can do it. The part I am struggling with (and have been since I was in first grade) is the part between where I am now and where I want to be. I think I am manifesting negative outcomes for myself by not believing in myself and being so focused on failure.

Lets see... the last thing on my mind is my family. I've always been close to my family and I am incredibly grateful for that. However, I think because of that closeness (read as dependency) I have let their problems become my problems. My parents divorced when I was two and were having affairs before I was even born. I think this is a big part of my fear of commitment. Then my step dad is very removed and angry and he retreats to his cave (his bedroom and the newspaper) My mother has been an alcoholic and drug addict most of my life, only recently stopping drinking to avoid legal problems and avoiding losing her job. Lastly, my older brother was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder about a year and a half ago and since then life has been very different. After his diagnosis, I learned a lot about the disease and realized that I have a different form of bi-polar, mine more prone for depression while his is prone towards mania. (Hence why I'm up at four am) So that is something I want to think about and understand and fix in myself.
Season:
Season 1
Starting Date:
January 15, 2009
Intentions & Goals:
School and Career-
QUIT PROCRASTINATING! DO IT NOW! THERE’S NO REASON TO WAIT!
• I stay on top of my schoolwork by doing it at a set time every night.
• Enjoy learning! Stay creative. Stay focused.
• I can achieve greatness if I hold myself to it.
• I have AWESOME grades!
• I have nothing to worry about.
• Everything with school is going to work out!
• A great job that benefits my career is coming soon!
• Read! Read! Read!
• I attend every class, without fail.
Health and Body-
• Remember: I AM BEAUTIFUL!
• Quit obsessing over minor flaws.
• Exercise regularly.
• Go for walks just to walk, not to get somewhere. Enjoy it.
• Eat healthier.
• Drink a ton of water and carry a water bottle always.
• Take vitamins and supplements.
• Learn how to cook!
• Get on a good sleep cycle! Go to bed early and wake up early!
• Get rid of clutter and unnecessary stuff.
Finances and Money Management-
• I am responsible with my spending habits.
• I am not wasting money on food and impulse buys
• I have a working, flexible budget that is easy to stick to.
• I save at least 20% of any income.
• I can pay off my debts and bills reliably and on time.
Love and Relationships-
I LOVE ME, then I can more thoroughly love others.
• I am only in control of myself and how I react.
• I am patient with those closest to me.
• I don’t hold others to impossible standards or standards I can’t hold myself to.
• I forgive old grudges and accept myself and others for who they are.
Spirituality-
• I blog or journal every day, writing down at least 5 things I am grateful for from today.
• I am rediscovering passion in the things I love. (Photography, writing, poetry, people watching)
DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY!
• Get back to God.
• Spend time with myself.
• Write more.

Daily Practices

•Wake up before 9 every morning.
•Spend time taking care of yourself in the morning so you feel good about you and the day. Love yourself.
•Spend time blogging in the morning, write five things you are grateful for.
•Read your goals before you do anything today, so they are fresh in your mind.
•Read your To-Do list and add anything you've thought of. Add to it through out the day.
•Do something today. (Class, Work, Teaching) Be productive and not lazy.
•Take photos, everyday.
•Eat healthy and be physically active.
•Finish your To-Do list by the end of the day.
•Go to sleep early and get a full nights sleep.
Practices:
Journalography (Video Journal), Blogging, Journaling, Gratitude Journal, Reading, Fitness, Creating intentions, Take 100% responsibility for my life, More

Rachel's Blog

100 Day Challenge Season One Day Zero

Posted on August 30, 2009 at 11:38pm 1 Comment

I'm starting over. I've just had the realization that my life is so good and worth working for. I know, this is something you probably already knew, but I keep forgetting. So tomorrow, a day which is already filled with new and exciting changes, is my day one again.



What's going on tomorrow?



I start my classes for my new semester, a semester which will blow all of the others out of the water, a semester in which I prove to myself and the world that I am going to be the… Continue

An inspiring e-mail I've decided to "forward" to all of you

Posted on February 25, 2009 at 2:15pm 3 Comments

Cory's Mom, who has never sent me an e-mail before, sent me the following this morning. How amazing that people who don't even know about all these changes in my life and this new path I am on are sending me thoughts and energy and things to help me. Thank you God.







An Angel says, 'Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.'





1.… Continue

A cool thing happened...

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 8:30am 0 Comments

...this morning while I was in the shower. I have all of my music that is on this computer, a wimpy total of 1584 songs, playing on shuffle as my alarm. Today, I brought my computer into the bathroom, so I could dance around and sing like a goof after everyone else had left the house. It's all on random and I haven't done anything to fix it. Which is why it was so weird that these two songs, the second of which I'm not sure I've ever even heard, came on back to back.





"The… Continue

So far, So good

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 10:10am 0 Comments

Well, I got up at 8 (cough thirty) like I said I was going to and I'm about to hop in the shower. I hope we can all have days as beautiful as this! Here's to all your dreams coming true!



Ooh, and while I was uploading that photo, this song came on, which is just such a feel good song for me. Makes me instantly think… Continue

Sharing a couple reflections I've had AND I need some relationship advice (in the middle)(sorry it's so long)

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 3:55am 3 Comments

Hi again,



WELL, I really do suck at this whole blogging/thinking about this everyday. Well, that's not true, most days this does come into my mind, and most of those days, it's a positive thought and I'm not beating up on myself about neglecting my blog, this group, all of you guys, but mostly myself.



I think today is day 39??? That's crazy!! It feels like I just started and it's already more than a third over. Well, that's not true, only this season is a third over,… Continue

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At 7:53pm on May 29, 2010, Jill said…
Happy Birthday Rachel, Blessings Jilly
At 3:27am on May 15, 2009, Poetry Girl aka mytruestory85 said…
Hey Rachel, been thinking of your. How are you doing? How are your practices going? Did you start again a new season in May?? Hope to hear from you!!
At 7:23pm on April 5, 2009, Anna said…
Hi Rachel
How is everything going? Something told me to come and check on you! Hope your doing well xx
At 6:28pm on March 31, 2009, Anna said…
Im pretty pressed for time at the moment because Im on a ten minute station at university but from what I have read of your profile we seem to have alot in common. I'm 21 this year and have been with my boyfriend for 4 years and Im student also :) Anyways I hope your having a really great positive day!!! Take care xx
At 10:16pm on February 24, 2009, Shannon said…
Hi Racel,
Hayhouse radio is wonderful isn't it. It certainly has brought me a lot of peace in the last few months. This is my first season, and I have been taking it all in. Hope all is well :)
At 1:00pm on February 15, 2009, Jill said…

Hi Rach...Dang I havn't seen you in a while. Im guessing you are busy with school. I know this is a day late but I wanted to wish you a Happy Valentines day. Here are some puppy dog kisses for you. Hugs Jilly
At 9:25pm on February 14, 2009, Elisa said…
Happy Valentine's day, too.

Have a wonderful day!
At 4:09am on February 11, 2009, simsim said…
Feels so good to hear nice things about myself when all around me i hear ppl dissing me off,not that I have many people around me!
you are an angel...thanks so much
At 4:00am on February 11, 2009, simsim said…
thanks Rachel,I cried when I read your comment.Thanks for adding me as your friend..and I wish you all the best for everything..hope you find your happiness...XXXXX
At 5:01am on January 22, 2009, Astrid said…
yes i cant help it its 2am here. but my sleeping pattern is so bad. i go to sleep at like 3am and wake up at 1pm. ehh haha.
 
 
 

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