What was accomplished the beginning of this month has been a goal of mine since the beginning of 2016. Of course, at that time, I had no clue what a DMP (Definite Major Purpose) was. I just knew this had to happen and I did not know how. As it turns out, it is part of one of my PPNs - True Health. So allow me to take you back a bit because I would like to share with you this journey of excitement.

My business is in health and fitness. Five years ago, that would have been a bit hard to swallow given my appearance. My very accomplished, athletic son-in-law made it clear when he praised my business, products, and services, that I was not a good representative by virtue of my appearance. Overweight and unfit is not the picture of health or fitness. He was absolutely correct and, fortunately for him, he expressed this over the telephone, which prevented me from hauling off and decking him. Evidence of my Denial!

It's not as if I hadn't thought about this myself! It just kind of hurts when the truth smacks you in the face. I was hurting, not because of him, but because his statement made me face the choices I had made and own up to them. Yes, I was a whole foods cook, making everything from scratch, grinding my own wheat, making my own bread. Birkenstocks and granola, that was me! But there wasn't a lot of movement in my life. My justification was that I was a busy, homeschooling mother.

So here I was, face to face with the reality, I was the product of my choices. Now I had the choice to do something about it or not. So I found a simple program called C25K which started me moving on a regular basis. Things changed. I was encouraged to enter a 5K fundraiser, which I did, and the progression happened. Within 2 years I was running marathons. My goal was always the same: to finish without the need of a Aid car. I accomplished that and was, unwisely, eager to do more. The problem was, my ego got the best of me. I ended up with a preventable injury that took me out of running for almost 2 years. Although I was told the only thing to help would be surgery, I refused. The body is a miracle. Don't mess with a miracle.

I wanted to get back in the game, but didn't know it could be more than a wish.

Along comes MKMMA in the Fall of 2016. I learned what a Definite Major Purpose is and how to write it out. My guides were amazing and supportive of me polishing my DMP. On it I had written that I would run a 10K on June 4, 2017 at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. By the time the date was before me, I had full confidence in myself. I had accomplished this very goal every morning and every evening for over 24 weeks. Done. Thrilled!!!

A portion of my DMP was accomplished. Now what?

It is really pretty cool. I feel a mixture of accomplishment and trepidation. The trepidation is from knowing I cannot leave a void in my DMP. It must be filled. So many things fly through my head, it is a challenge to articulate. However, Sitting each day, putting this in the foreground of my thoughts, has kept me calm knowing the answer will come. Such a new place to be.

And this brings me to the thought - wouldn't it be appropriate to reconstruct my DMP altogether because the person who wrote the original was a completely different person than the person I am now? Oh, I can hear my guides, "What do you think?".

So I feel like I am at the beginning of the MKMMA course, starting on my DMP. Yet, I am so much further along because of the wonderful changes that have occurred within.

Kind of appropriate that today is the last day of my Franklin Makeover word "Competitive Greatness'.

Do It NOW!

I act NOW!

I can be what I will to be!!!

About the author 


I am a veteran home educator, mother of 3, grandmother of one, who loves Living Life to the fullest and encouraging other mature individuals, like myself, to do the same – through Love, positivity, and self-directed thinking.
A decade ago, I made the decision to live my life according to my own terms. Of course, my terms are not your terms. That’s the beauty of this journey!
There is so much to discover!
Journey with me!

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  1. Aloha Louise.

    High five on you reaching your goals. Congratulations. It is uplifting to read.

    Are you referring to DMP in one or two previous MKE semesters?

    Much Aloha

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