I had several ‘Gotcha’ moments in 2017.
I know the first may not seem big in the universe of ‘ Gotchas’ but the morning I realised I was having a day’s worth of calories in just one breakfast smoothie, was a huge deal for me. The morning after, I ‘skinnied’ my milkshake – who was I kidding about it being a smoothie right? – tossed out the chocolate sauce, banana and peanut butter and replaced it with just a handful of strawberries and protein powder in a glass of almond milk.
Another big ‘ Gotcha’ moment happened when an old boyfriend sent me a GIF cake with sparkly candles to wish me a happy birthday. The Whats App message freed me from any lingering emotions I may have had for him and I resolved in that second, that anything or anyone that was costing me peace of mind was too expensive. So I blew out the candles on the imaginary cake and moved on.
Ok! So presumably this was not a true ‘Gotcha’ moment, yet it was a good insight about taking an action that would improve my life almost immediately.
But nothing, not saving myself from a 1,200 calorie breakfast smoothie or freeing myself from someone who barely knew how to love me beyond some scattered words, compared to the moment I experienced standing in the line at the grocery store this past Christmas Eve.
But before I tell you that story. I have a confession to make.