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!