New Chance!

2019 . . I’m excited!

2018 was good.  It held a lot of lessons!  One of the biggest lessons to me was how quickly I let myself become distracted from the things I like the least.

For example, during the last quarter of 2017 I lost 30 pounds.  I was very proud of myself.  I was eating healthy, exercising, and getting close to adequate amounts of sleep.  That stuff is not fun.  In 2018, I didn’t too much of that.  I didn’t gain any weight back.  But I didn’t keep getting healthier either.  I don’t really have a goal weight except healthy.  Where I’ve been for the last year is not the healthiest.

At the beginning of 2017, I had enrolled in Entreleadership.  It was a wonderful experience and I learned a lot of good things about running my business and my life.  However, schedules and the sort are not that fun for me.  In 2018, I let a lot of that organization go.

In 2018, I let a shiny new goal let me lose sight of the goals I already had in progress.  And that’s not good.  It turned out that the shiny new goal was not meant for me – which really turned out to be a wonderful thing.  Hindsight is 20/20 and I see how much stress the shiny new goal would have brought in to my life.  And how much precious time the shiny new goal would have taken away from the loves of my life and even away from the goals I had worked so hard for the year before.

For so many years we were struggling.  For so many years I worked every extra second to be able to stay home with my kiddos and help support my family.  For so many years I made these decisions intentionally, and with the cost of my well-being.  In 2017 I took a stand to make things better.  In 2018, I got side-tracked for many months.  I am ending 2018 back on track!  I will go in to 2019 very intentional to get even more back on track!  It is time to make time for the things that matter – whether I like to do them or not!  Healthy eating, not over-working, organization, and intentionality are at the top of the list.

Tonight I am thankful for my millionth second-chance to get things right!  It isn’t just a new year.  It is one more day.  Tomorrow is one more day that God has blessed us with to make better decisions and live life a little bit better.

Happy New Year!!


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