Work In Progress

Every day is a gift; that's why they call it the present!

Every day is a gift; that’s why they call it the present!

One of the things the TV Guy always says is “We’re all just works in progress.”  It’s true, and I have to remind myself of that every day.

As I look back on 2013, I can choose to see it as a good year or bad year.  It just depends on where I put my focus.  I’ve made progress on some goals, and not so much on others, but looking at the year as a whole, I’ll consider it a success.  I’ve learned some things I didn’t know before, and I’m a bit wiser.  I’m about 15 pounds heavier than I was this time last year, which I’m not pleased about one bit, but I’ve recommitted myself to a healthy lifestyle, which can be tough to do and is a day to day thing.  I’ve gotten back to eating more whole foods and less processed stuff.  I’m back to walking daily.  After 5 weeks of not hiking for one reason or another, I got back to it this past weekend.  And oh, I hurt, but I feel good.

I left a job I love in order to meet an important goal for myself, toward supervision and independent licensure.  My new job has me sitting down a lot more, so I have to be more purposeful about getting up and moving.  I went on a few vacations, and took lots of great pictures.

I don’t do resolutions.  They’re too easy to break.  But I would like my theme in 2014 to be more professional development, of both my writing career and my counseling career.  I want to learn more and stay focused.

I found a great quote not long ago.

 “It’s never to late to be what you might have been.”  -George Elliot

No matter what happens in 2014, I’m going to keep moving forward, learning, and growing.

Be safe, be happy, be healthy, and I’ll see you next year!