Well are you? I asked myself this question and realized that while I have convinced myself that I was in reality I'm not. I am not saying that my life isn't fulfilling I just believe that I could doing more to fulfill my life. At this point I decided that I was going to figure out how I was going to "live my life to the fullest".
I started by trying to figure out what was holding me back. I have named myself "Benjamin Button" (the female version of course) since I have been ill in one form or another so I have to be healthy later on in life, right? I won't bore you and list every medical issue I ever had plus it would take me a few days to go through them all with you. I do have to say that my idiopathic gastroparesis is definitely what is holding me back.
The disease has caused me to have a j&g-tube, a gastric pacemaker and chronic pain and bowel issues. My family and friends have really been understanding about all of this. While they are being understanding I am always thinking in the back of my mind that they think I should be doing more to live my best life.
I now understand that this is the obstacle that has been blocking me. Realizing this felt like my first step of the process. Doing things that I wouldn't normally do such as going anywhere when I was having a flair up, going on vacations because of all of the supplies I needed to bring, and enjoying the little things in my everyday life.
Lucky for me The Clorox Lounge and O magazine have partnered up to help all of us live our lives to the fullest. They have put together an O You Conference on October 20, 2012, O will take over the Los Angeles Convention Center at L.A. Live, located in downtown Los Angeles. Join all of your O Magazine favorites, including Gayle King, Suze Orman, Martha Beck, Peter Walsh and more, for a truly memorable day of learning, inspiration and fun! They also are running a contest starting September 6, every time you play one of the Games for Thrones you’ll be entered to win one of 10 Kindle fires with an O, The Oprah Magazine subscription and the grand prize – round trip airfare to Los Angeles complete with two nights hotel accommodations, airport transfers and admission to O You! (up to 12 entries a day).
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