Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019

I know I’ve talked about this before but I think it bears repeating. Each year brings on new opportunities and will bring on some level of heartache. It is what you decide to do with each is what matters the most. I do believe in goal-setting, not so much resolutions. You should be constantly reviewing and setting your goals throughout the year and not just because a new year has started. Do you look at the end of year year with contentment because it did not go the way you imagined when it started out?

It is so easy to focus on all the negative. I see so many people that are ready to smash 2018 out of their history. There are moments from this year that I would love to say the same and over the last 2 weeks may have felt a certain level of disdain for it. I’ve had a lot of things go wrong that I could really be focused on especially with this unexplained neck pain for 2, almost 3 weeks now.

I could be focused on the fact that I set out to do a marathon and had to stop after 12 miles. I could be focused on the fact that someone close to me attempted suicide a few weeks ago. I could be focused on all my health issues or the fact that I’ve been living in the complacency to avoid all tough matters in the family. Which I believe is what caused all the stress that lead to that neck injury- although there is not a definite answer on this.

I choose, however, to focus on the positives on 2019. No, I am not living in denial. I am living in the light that the Lord, my savoir, asks me to live in. So let’s look back. I spent the year training for a marathon. I ran further than I ever thought possible. I met new friends a long this journey and have learned new things. I am passionate about helping others for a cause that I didn’t even know about prior to signing up. And I made it 12 miles in a race that I wasn’t quite ready for due to some health issues. That freaking rocks!

I have discovered some things health wise that I need to keep a eye on and have a new perspective on what I’m putting into my body. The person who I am close with is now getting the help they need which will bring them closer to having a better year too.

I do have some definite goals looking ahead and will be flexible with these goals as I grow and adapt over the next year.
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
—John 16:33
I have decided to be team captain in my journey to the marathon this year and will be working on my health. This is a continuation year but with new knowledge, I know my goals will be stronger. My focus word for the year is Change, as I know that I cannot expect great things without change and will be striving to a new me, made anew with Christ.

Where is your focus for 2019? And could 2018 have been better than you thought?

Sending All My Love!
Now tell me your story-

Friends and Change

I’ve had a friend come to me recently asking if they are too old for school. Another on facebook who is sick of all the nonsense and how people only see who they were. I’ve had several co-workers complain on how their job is stressful and how they feel they have no voice.

So I added a category on Change. Why? I have been working hard on my mindset change over the last few months. It started a few months ago with this great book that my trainer recommended. Little did he know at the time just how much I needed it- he was recommending it to everyone to help them with their fitness goals. It is called: The New Psycho-Cybernetics: A Mind Technology for Living Your Life without Limits bu Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Dan Kennedy.

Okay so when I first read the title I was like, “hmmmm what? a book about computers- what does that have to do with mindset change…” Then you continue reading the title, it makes more sense but the thing that sold me was a quote that he had told me. Sorry guys; I can’t remember it but it sold me. I downloaded it to my audible and started listening right away.

Funny thing is some parts reminded me of what Jillian Michaels talks about in her book Unlimited, which I’ve ready probably 3 times now. Change is hard. The Psycho-Cybernetics one helped me to envision it more, though. See it’s all about the the theater in your mind- another book I’m reading. Different author that purchased the  at rights. I have now read at least 3 more books on Change and feel like maybe its time to blog on it a bit. Maybe, I could help a friend or two to envision their new life and set some awesome new goals.

Sending All My Love!
Now tell me your story-