Monday, December 31, 2012
So today is the very last day of 2012. While I look at the year with mixed emotions....some of this year was great...others...well, not so! Still, it is always with a sense of sadness when we say goodbye and step into the great unknown - 2013.
So I wanted to do a quick recap of the year and give you just a little of my wisdom gained from having gone through this 58 times.
1) The Mayans were wrong. When I woke up on the morning of December 21 I realized that Mayans were wrong. All those things I put off hoping that the world would be coming to an end meant I had to deal with them...and do it quickly. Heck - it would have been such an easy out if the world had just stopped.
2) Getting back into shape isn't easy. In August of this year all of a sudden I got it! The day I stepped onto the scales and saw 228 staring me in the face - well - that was the day I decided to get my act together and just do it! So on the last day of the year I am weighing in at 203.2 and after a few weeks of no movement - am back on track. 2013 Goal: 185 by May 31.
3) I didn't realize that my body isn't as young as it used to be! As I began the process of getting into shape - this included running, relearning tennis, weightlifting, etc.....it slowly began to sink in that there are parts of my body that hurt! I guess I just didn't realize that as one grows older that the parts don't always want to cooperate. So I spend a lot more time recuperating after each workout but you know what...its good to be alive and feeling it!
4) Work isn't the end all and be all. Its taken me a long time to realize that while I love my job, and I love my work, its not the only thing in life I should be focused on. How about my partner, by family, church and the things I love to do outside the workplace. So this next year it will be about balance - trying to regain it!
5) Last - its about change. As I have aged I always think that I can't change - that I have become set in my ways - yet this year proves to me in so many ways that indeed we can change. As I look at my shrinking body, my improving health, loving family and restructured priorities...indeed we can and do change. Its a good thing.
So as I say goodbye to 2012 - I wish each of you all the best now and always. May your 2013 be an amazing one.
I want to leave you with one great little thought -
Sometimes the only transportation available to you is a leap of faith.
May your life be filled with leaps of faith.