It’s year end, and many people on the planet are taking stock. I’m like them, looking back and asking questions.
Was it a good year? Was it a bad year?
Did I just survive? Did I have a LIFE?
Did I meet my goals? Did I fail miserably?
To be honest, this year sucked. That I am writing this means that somehow, I still have something that screams “Live!!!!!!!!!!!!!” but mostly I think I’ve been in survival mode and that hasn’t been much fun.
I weigh more than I did at the beginning of the year. I owe more than I did at the beginning of the year. I haven’t given to my friends in the same way that they give to me. My home is still in a state of chaos. I have more yarn and more projects on the go than I did at the beginning of the year. It makes me scream inside! Enough already!
On the flip side! I got a nose ring! That was an adventure, shared with my daughter. We did that together, bore her pain together, found geo-caches together, and had fun.
I completed all the course work for my CERTSL program, which is an accomplishment. I discovered that I like myself with ADHD and ditched the medications I tried.
I harvested a ripe tomato! Don’t ask me how much I spent trying to get that one tomato, but in Calgary, that can be an accomplishment!! Honestly!
I sent my dad pumpkin seeds. I just didn’t tell him that they were white pumpkins! That was fun! As you can see, my dad’s potting shed had a few other surprises, and it was fun to send off some seeds instead of a birthday and Father’s day card. I am going to do that again this year! My own experience growing pumpkins wasn’t so great, but I’m going to try again this year. I’ve learned a few lessons – and we can’t have freezing temperatures in May two years in a row. Can we?
I started this post talking about the poor decisions I’ve made in the past year. And I did, especially where my diet is concerned. As we used to say in TOPS – my excess poundage is there for all the world to see how foolish I have been! My debt is harder to see, but it’s there too.
So here’s the numbers. 103 pounds over my goal weight. $7831.39 in debt! That’s my reality in these areas of my life.
Putting that down was hard. Posting it may be even harder. However, if I can share with you this part of the reality, and also the adventure of shrinking those numbers, then maybe my final blog of 2011 will be a celebration! And that is my goal.
To start, I’ve printed off a post from Get Rich Slowly, called “One Problem, One Correction” It’s on my bulletin board, right by my computer and I see the headline and remember! Check it out at www.getrichslowly.com
In the meantime, I’m off to have breakfast, get ready for work, and head to the gym!
Have a wonderful day. Look back. Look forward! Look up to the heavens and know that God is and that He loves you and me!