Monday, January 5, 2009

It wasn't so bad

2008 is over and for the first time, in a long time, I can honestly say that it was a good year. While the previous year's had their trials, challenges and stresses, I still do not call them bad years. Yes, they were hard...I was so stressed, but who doesn't have THAT kind of period in your life when it all seems so hard...and even hopeless. When you feel like everything in out of control so you try even harder to control it only to exhaust yourself...feeling totally burned out.

I'm not saying that last year did not have its moments but somehow I felt more equip to handle them. Is that what goes with getting older? Maybe. I think much had to do with the fact that I started taking better care of myself and putting some of my own needs first.

This was the first year that I kept up with my fitness and nutrition stuff. It's such a HUGE part of my life right now...finally. I've finally learned that it will never be perfect...I will never be perfect BUT everything I do is one step to taking better care of me.

I still have a long way to go and I like that. I want to keep learning and to keep progressing. I am excited about this year...not just for the health stuff, but for my marriage, my children, my family and friends, my whole life.

I don't know how long this feeling will last but I am going to revel in it for as long as I can.


greeneyes67 said...

I know 2008 sucked for me. But 2009 will be better. And only because I resolve to make it that way. I am learning that I do have control over my own choices. I'm so happy that you are feeling so positive. It helps when I read positive entries... Hugs to you.

aliti said...

One of the good things of 2008 is that we finally got to meet each other! :D

Cin said...

2008 was pretty good for me except for some of the back trouble I had and I hope 2009 is even better for me and you both.*hugs*

tamale said...

2008 was an awful year for me. I have many regrets but I am hoping 2009 will show me that the seemingly bad choices were for a reason. Happy new year.