You know those commercials that talk about how “you” wanted to stop smoking by the time you got married, had a kid, or turned 35 but didn’t? The commercials go on to say that it’s never too late to quit smoking.
I firmly believe this is true, that it’s never too late to stop doing something unhealthy. It’s also never too late to start doing something positive. Every new year for the last few years, I’ve reviewed the year that just passed and discussed goals for the upcoming year. The last year has been very different for me, which makes it difficult to measure. I’ve also been very busy since the new year started so, well, I’m just now getting around to it.
But like I said, it’s never too late to do something good!
So here we go with the last year analysis. I struggle to find the successes in 2009 because I feel like I failed in so many ways. But as always, talking the issue out with my husband helped me realize that all was not lost.
The truth is, I struggled with a lot of issues in 2009. It was by the grace of God and the support of my wonderful husband that I made it through it all. Issues such as mystery chronic illness that caused a multitude of other issues, and losing my job of eight years after two competing companies merged (as well as all the stress leading up to the merger) weighed heavily on my life. Quite frankly, it made me not only not very much fun to live with, but it took my focus off of all my other goals.
Instead of losing weight, my health issues and depression caused me to gain a little bit. But on the same token, I’ve been diligent to follow up with doctors to figure out what this mystery illness is instead of throwing in the proverbial towel. I had the goal of steady growth in my relationship with God, but even that seemed to be a back and forth issue. I’ve learned to trust him more with my day-to-day life, but I still struggle to spend time in his Word on a regular basis.
Life is like that though, it’s a series of triumphs, setbacks and just lessons. So what lessons will I learn in 2010? What goals will I accomplish?
Actually, this year I am making an Intention Plan, not goals. Read more about it in my next post that is coming soon!