I'm already liking the new year! I feel like I'm going through a total makeover- spiritually, emotionally, and physically. We're only less than a month into the new year and already I've made some changes....
I'm still looking for a job- I need to feel useful and its always great to have extra cash! In the meantime, I've been taking some classes and have met some really interesting people. And I just joined a job networking group that meets once a week. It was great to meet other housewives who are going back into the work force after raising their kids.
I'm also making an effort to let Moe be himself. This is the year that I have to trust that the decisions he makes in his life are what's best for him. We've taught, guided, and encouraged Moe to make decisions that will help him be a better person. And whatever decisions he makes, we'll support him.
I have let go of relationships, made some new ones, and renewed old ones.
I've lost eight pounds and I'm training to participate in a half marathon in May! I have a friend who is a veteran marathoner and wants to help me train for it. We've already started running...at a slow pace. I haven't worked out in a long time and I'm starting at ground zero! She's optimistic that I'll be ready in May, but I've decided that if I still don't feel ready- there's another half marathon in October that I'll run in. That will be one item that I can look forward to crossing off from my "Bucket List"!
I have heard that you can tell what the size of your God is by looking at your worry list. The longer your list, the smaller your God; I'm learning to make my list shorter and let God take over. Trials and obstacles will always come our way and often we don't have control over them. That's when I turn them over to the Lord and ask for His help- it's the only way for me to get through the day.
I wasted most of last year feeling sorry for myself and letting grief take a hold of me. This year will be different. Instead of praying for things that I want and need, I pray for peace and acceptance.