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2 steps forward and 1.9 steps backward is still progress!

Hi everyone,

The title of this weeks blog are the exact words that sprang out of my mouth this morning after a night of over-indulging in food and drink.  Like most of you, I struggle to stick to my goals.  To use one of my many, many, many wave metaphors – I struggle to stay on top of the wave.  Some days are better than others but this morning was a painful reminder of how easy it is to slip off the crest.  

When I said to my partner this morning “2 steps forward and 1.9 steps backward is still progress” we both laughed and you know something…I actually felt better!  Sure it was 1:00 PM and I was just getting out of bed but what else could I do but laugh at my humanness.  

I think it is really important to celebrate the small victories and sometimes view our life through a long lens.  I mean if I was to really judge my progress as a human by last night’s example – yikes, I might actually slip into a serious bout of depression and self-loathing.  When I look at my life over a longer spectrum I see that there is some progress.  For all my faults, I am getting better – I think.  

I try to watch what I eat.  I try to not over-imbibe on the juice of the vinifera. I try to be a better partner.  I try to be a better son and a better brother.  Some days I can be proud of my progress and other days…well…not so much.  

I am proud of the fact that I am writing today.  I am happy to be spending a quiet night with my partner and I am happy that I can laugh at myself and see that 1.9 steps backward last night still netted me a 0.1 step forward.

Humbly,

Brett

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