18 April 2011
Leontine's 411 on life; Changes
Lots of changes are coming. Do I like it? Some I do, and some make me freak out. Here is why:
After seven years of staying at home focusing on different matters I now have an appointment with a job coach. We will discuss options of course but nerves are skittering inside to get back into the circuit of applying for jobs and interviews. You guys do not want to know the last time I actually had a job interview or wrote my résumé! Okay, so I'll just have to put on my big girl panties and meet the challenge head on but there are moments I just want to scream, run for the hills and hide out. My inner kick-ass chica is making chicken sounds *sigh*
The second change I kinda did not see coming. I've been struggling with my weight for quite a few years now and due to IVF treatments and my PCOS syndrome it hasn't been easy to lose weight. Last year we quit the IVF treatments and I started to diet but as you can imagine, it hasn't been a big priority the last five months. When me and my sister had one of our phone dates (we never talk for just an hour or so LOL) she told me about the Dr. Frank diet. It's not super innovative, it basically cuts out as much of the carbs as possible. Still a friend of hers lost 16 kg in three months. So now my sis is giving it a go and I'm really proud of her. Of course she inspired me and when I investigated this diet I found a forum about Dr. Frank's diet. There I found a category titled; PCOS which contained a wealth of info. Some of it I wasn't aware of and was scary, the effect this syndrome has on your body! It can increase the development of some serious diseases o.0 I got excited about this diet and told my sis it was time again to get back in to the saddle and start the diet. It wasn't something that was on my mind but unexpectedly felt the drive to join. So it's goodbye to bread *cries* pasta, pastries and chocolate *cries some more* but hopefully get a much healthier body in return ;)
The third change I'm making actually has something to do with reviewing. The last five months I have been reading on and off but my chaotic self is working against me. The drive to make notes and review never really left me. If a book could keep me captivated I wanted to review it but for some reason my review style sucked the energy right outta me. Just thinking about an opening line, review angle, the english words to convey exactly what I meant, it just doesn't really work for me at this time in my life. Of course I still want to get my opinion out, so I thought of a quick way to review. Well that thought got kicked out fast, I never have been a 'to the point' reviewer, I wasn't going to start now! However, I needed something that would give me structure in the chaos of my mind. I have always uber-loved the Quick 'n Dirty review style of Pearl and the Swiftly Dusted review style of Janna. While I'm totally giving it a 'Leontine-vibe' my new format has been inspired on these two great ladies' creativity. I found that it's kind of a question and answer type of reviewing which allows me to focus on one aspect of the story and mute all the other thoughts tumbling in my head. The book that will be the first reviewed in this style is Amy Lane's Truth In The Dark and will be posted tomorrow :) Now don't worry, my original way of reviewing is not out the window but in this new format I found the answer to keep reviewing.
The thing that also changed is the iPad situation and later on this week I've got to tell you all about it. Now I'm wondering though, how do you handle change? Me, I'm the kind of person who loaths change but once decides to go for it I give it a 150%