Life is full of choices. I am where I am in part because of the choices I've made. I've made some significant choices in the past decade. I chose to seek help from a therapist to work through my issues. I discovered that I can choose NOT to be like my parents and instead choose to be the kind of person that I want to be. I chose to get out of an unhealthy marriage, even though it was hard. I chose to pursue my dream of attending seminary and training for a second career in the ministry. I chose to leave the Unitarian Universalist tradition when I felt that it wasn't feeding me appropriately. I chose to join the United Church of Christ tradition and to become baptized. I chose to see a nutrition therapist and an eating disorder therapist because I have an unhealthy relationship with food. I chose to seek help from a specialist in treating my diabetes. I chose to seek help in dealing with my depression and am now on an anti-depressant that seems to be working quite well. I chose to be more proactive in finding an intimate relationship by joining a dating service. I don't know if we can choose to love ourselves, but I can choose not to engage in negative self talk anymore and I can choose to be more ready to acknowledge and appreciate my good qualities. Perhaps that will lead to true self-love.
I am now choosing to start this blog. In a few weeks, I will be embarking on another journey in spiritual leadership and I will be working on my spiritual life. All of my choices have been made with the ultimate goal of becoming a complete human being and this latest choice is at least as important as any of the other choices. I expect this adventure with my spiritual self will provide a lot of material for blogging. Stay tuned!