Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I was reading a blog on Runnerworld.com today and the author was talking about her theme for the year. The one word that would describe her attitude, goals, beliefs, etc for 2011. She chose 3 words but it did get me thinking about if I was going to have one thing to describe what I want to get out of this year what would it be?
Well after much thought about all the issues in my life and things I want to change or have happen this year I settled on determination. I've never had a problem coming of with dreams, goals, aspirations, plans, or anything like that. My problem has always been that it seems I'm plagued with bad luck. Now I'm not the type to blame fate or even really luck on my problems but it does seem as if I am a living example of Murphy's Law. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible moment. That is my life. I tend to live in a soap opera. No worries though for me that is just another thing in life that will make me stronger and give me opportunity to grow. Anyway there have been times when things are particularly bad like the time when my car broke down, I lost my job, had a new baby, was going to school, and trying to raise three kids on my own; it is times like those when I want to give up and just stay in bed. Generally the only thing that keeps me from wallowing in self pity is that my children need me. That and a very strong faith in God. Sometimes though I need to remind myself that everything happens for a reason. That which does not kill us makes us stronger and all that jazz. Anyway I want to skip the depression. i want to skip the day or two of thinking that life sucks and I'll never get anywhere. I am determined to make positive changes in my life starting now. Even if I don't have all the changes I want I am determined to keep going and keep pushing forward no matter how many setbacks or challenges I may face.
I have started the changes by quitting smoking, finding my passion for running, and making positive lifestyle changes. While these are all amazing and I'm truly enjoying the benefits already these things are no where near all that I need to deal with and face. I could write pages on the things I want to change or that I need to face but the point is that no matter what comes my way I must have the determination to continue on down my path. So my theme for 2011 is determination.
What's your theme?