I blinked and 2017 was gone. In the blink of an eye 365 days were just gone. Looking back, each day had its own adventure. Each week had its ups and downs. Each month came with its share of financial challenges.
Along with the ick, there were triumphs.
Friends came. Friends left.
Promises were made. Promises were broken.
Everyone aged a little, grew some grey hairs, lost a few hairs and some of lost weight and some of us gained some.
Family time was precious. Even though I may not have realized it when it happened, looking back on those moments after they happened made me realize how much I cherished each moment. Many people set resolutions or goals for the new year. I’m over here just making sure I make it to meetings on time, pay my bills, support my college-aged daughter and be there for family and friends when they need me. I don’t have time for a fancy planner/pretty journals, personal trainer or cooking lessons. I barely have time to plan and shop for meals that include healthy items. Cereal is my dinner of choice most nights and pretty sure I haven’t had a balanced meal in a long time.
Here is what I do know about what 2018 holds:
- Another year of doing my best to help others.
- Paying it forward as often as I can.
- Random acts of caring and kindness
- Reaching out to those in need.
- Making sure my door is always open.
I don’t know what the new year holds for my career, medical challenges or family. I am unsure about many things.
2017 went by too quickly. I am quick to forget how much I accomplished and the cool things I have done.
I welcome 2018 with open arms. I will be able to weather the storm, no matter what it throws my way.