>> Sunday, January 1, 2012
Like most people, I've been evaluating the past year. I've also taken a look at where I'm at now, and what might be on the horizon.
A few thoughts...
I've been able to maintain my loss, but also know that unless I keep a healthy lifestyle, those pesky pounds will reappear: it's all about the choices.
Another change is that my career lifestyle has been up-ended and I will soon be going back to five day work weeks. My boss has been kind enough to allow me to work four-ten hour days for the last three years.
And I've become very spoiled.
Having three-day weekends has allowed me the freedom to have more fun, increased my writing time, and generally been awesome.
Now I have to figure out how to adjust my life back into that of a mere mortal.
I've tried to look at the positives (I won't be so tired after long hours at the office, it was nice while it lasted, and I'll get a little extra sleep) but I'm still trying to convince myself its a good thing. And grieving the loss of my Monday golf games...
Entering my current work-in-progress in the FaithWriters Page Turner contest was definitely a highlight. I placed in the top 20 out of 81 entries and couldn't be happier. The contest gave me confirmation that I'm heading in the right direction: something all writers yearn for.
I'm currently finishing up the first run-through edits, have test readers lined up, and will then turn my precious baby over to professional editing. *cue scary music* The possibility of entering the rocky road to publication is on the agenda for 2012...stay tuned.
My Faith Journey
I've settled nicely into the new church that he directed me to, have made friends, and started singing on the worship team.
Our daily walk together gets better all the time and I'm excited to see where he will lead me next.
I'm not wishing 2011 away, but I do look forward to the new year. I have no doubt that it too will have its share of good times and bad. Yet I anticipate the future with excitement and hope.So There It Is...
Oh yeah, that's another thing I've learned this year: Be strong and courageous. I don't have to be afraid--God's got my back.
And for the times when life gets scary...