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Something Ends, Something Begins.....its all good!

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.
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LEANIE64 1/2/2013 11:55PM

    So true about getting our priorities straight..It has taken me many years to do that..Whats really important for me is the Lord and family..Thanks for your blog entry..I enjoyed reading it..

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TENNISJIM 1/1/2013 6:27AM

    Thank you

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BARBANNA 12/31/2012 7:39PM

    Lovely, very sweet! emoticon Happy New Year emoticon

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