Well, 2015 was interesting. Not quite in the ancient Chinese curse sense, but it definitely had its share of stuff happening. Earlier this year I finished with the rest of my surgeries and every scan since has shown no evidence of cancer (YAY). Medical bills are a pain, but I’m ever so glad to have that part of my journey behind me. Several other friends have experienced major life changes, but for the most part we’ve all come through better on the other side. My job ended in October, and unfortunately the new offer I thought was on the table did not materialize. However, I continue to interview with some great opportunities. I know God has a plan for my life and I trust that He will guide me.
In the past few years, I’ve avoided using the term “resolutions” for my plan for the coming year. In reality, we all tend to look at resolutions as something that will probably fail. So here’s my plan for 2016 – by the grace and will of God, this is how it will be a fantastic year!
1. No major health issues. I realize that this is not entirely in my control. So far I’ve had great scans, though, and I will continue to make sure that I am doing what I can to remain healthy. Also, I’ve had at least one surgery every year for the past three or four, and I’d really like to break that cycle.
2. To that end, lose the 10-20 pounds that have been creeping around the last couple years. I am actually the same weight today as I was a year ago, and still well under my heaviest weight ever. Despite some of the issues that keep me fluffier than I’d like, I am still determined to get into better shape.
3. Build my business. I launched a small business as an independent Perfectly Posh consultant this year. It is still at the hobby business stage, and may stay that way for a while to come, but I’d like to see what I can do with it.
4. Find a job that makes me truly happy. I’ve loved most of the people I’ve worked with over the years, and that kept me going in positions which I might have left long before if it were not the case. Life is too short to be stressed out all the time.
5. Connect more. I tend to rely on methods like Facebook to keep people posted about what’s happening, but I don’t always keep up the personal touch of cards, phone calls, and visits. Some of that is due to my own personal anxieties, but rather than secluding myself behind my computer screen facade, I will make the effort to be more present in life.
God has blessed me a lot this year, and 2015 was better than 2014 in almost every regard. I look forward to the opportunities 2016 will bring.