Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Deed is Done

Well, there's no going back now: the plane tickets have been ordered. I am London bound.

Hubby came home yesterday from work and said this issue is resolved, saying, "You do what you need to do." Not a resounding endorsement, but I didn't really expect a complete turnaround and overwhelming support from him.

On Sept. 10 Linda Moran wrote a blog that really struck home, especially with this situation. I am a person who really craves validation, and I went to several people to get their input on this decision. I realize this is a sign that my confidence is not the best, that I'm not content with my own thoughts and opinions and need someone else to tell me I'm right.

In this instance I received overwhelming support for my decision to go. I brought up my pros and cons, and time and time again I was told that this was an opportunity I shouldn't pass up. Not surprisingly, the only disapproval I've received about this has been from my husband and his parents. It's not that I completely discount their opinions, but taken with all the feedback I've received, they were in the vast minority.

Will I continue to deal with fallout from this decision? Probably. But like my IE gurus say, it won't be anything that I can't tolerate. And if it crosses the line, then I address it.

By the way, the eating has been going pretty well recently. There's nothing like being assertive and taking care of myself to lead me away from binge eating.

2 comments:

Beula said...

"There's nothing like being assertive and taking care of myself to lead away from binge eating." Amen sister.

I hope you have a wonderful time and I hate you already. Are you going to go the the Victoria and Albert Museum? Or to Harrods. Or see a play? Or a boat ride on the Thames? Or have high tea every day? Or just stay in London or venture outward? Or go on a canal boat? Or see Hadrian's wall? Or go on a walking tour? Or visit GARDENS?

I will be with you in spirit and if I was thinner in your carry on luggage. "Have more fun."

BigAssBelle said...

well yes indeedy. isnt that amazing? i am delighted that you're going. i hope you have a blast!!