The lies we tell ourselves

Myth #1. I may be a little out of shape but I’m not “that” out of shape.

       Fact: Yup, you are… really, really are. Not a little, but a lot says the muffin top and the back fat staring you down in the mirror.

My subconscious thoughts as I gaze at the person looking in the mirror and realize its me: WTF?!?!?!?

Myth #2. I can totally, TOTALLY run a mile under 10 minutes.

       Fact: Nope. I can barely jog half a mile under 10 minutes.

My subconscious thoughts as I attempt to run: This is bullshit, I never liked running. And damn!

Myth#3. I’ll start eating healthier on Monday.

        Fact: Monday arrives and I’m on my 6th chocolate chip cookie and a side of ice cream.

My subconscious thoughts with each bite: Shit!!  Oh well, tomorrows another day and OMG this is soooooooo gooooood!

Myth#4. It wont take me long to loose 5 pounds.

         Fact: It’s been 3 months and I’m up 7.

My subconscious thoughts as I step on the scale (which is not something I do……ever): Holy fuck! (sigh)

Myth #5. I don’t look my age.

          Fact: As I smile, out jump a set of crows feet, a handful of deep lines on my forehead and around my mouth that look like a damn road map! In other words my face clearly says, “approaching senior citizenship.”

My subconscious thoughts as I reflect on the most recent selfie: Who is this women? Suddenly I hear The lyrics of Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May,” “The morning sun when its in your face really shows your age.”

Sunshine or no sunshine, I’m no spring chicken! DANG!!

  • Sometimes reality can be a bitch!

    “The lies we tell ourselves to survive seldom bring peace to our souls” author unknown

It’s time to enjoy the ride into my late 40’s and quickly approaching 50! Screw it!

Hope you all enjoyed my funny little myths!

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.



About Cassandra Pavolic

As a retired performer for 25 years transitioning careers has been difficult. I truly enjoyed my career as an aerialist performer. I was fortunate enough to see the world, traveled many places and met people from all cultures. I learned a tremendous amount about life and people during my years traveling than I would in a school setting. The one thing I took away from being on the road is that no matter what ethnic background you are, we are all so similar. A smile is a smile in every language (happiness or contentment). Expressions of all emotions have the same meaning around the world. For this reason we are similar, and I somehow find that comforting. I'm now 50! It's hard to believe I'm fifty already! I reflect on my accomplishments as well as my failures up to date. Both are irrelevant to what I value most. I value people and relationships. I value my deity, it is the number one thing that keeps me stable. Being true to myself is a portion of my "food" in regards to my decision making. When I steer away from being my true self I am disappointed. Exercise, taking walks, and being still are another source of "food" in my life. I like to be still, listen and observe all things. I have been this type of person since a young child. Perhaps one of the reasons why I take an interest in Personality Psychology and my recent studies human behavior. I hold an Associates degree in Music/Theater/Dance from Dean College in MA. I quickly realized I wanted to perform, therefore my journey began immediately after graduating from Dean. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. I am curious, I am persistent and I am passionate. I'm on a mission to be a better person, to help those who want to help themselves, and to share my thoughts, opinions, experiences to anyone who gives a damn. All in hoping that what I have to offer will change lives as you learn to keep your priorities in order. And so I started prioritize you.
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