If the last year were a movie of your life, what would the genre be?
Drama, romance, adventure, comedy, tragedy, or a combination?
Mine would be a combination of all. I had a little of everything hit me this year.
This year my God grandmother passed which was really hard after losing my aunt in September, These two ladies had touched my life in so many ways.
I never dreamed that I’d see a Black President and this year it came true.
The most devastating part of 2009 was losing Michael Jackson. I know for some he was just another celebrity but for me, he was like a cousin. When I think of music that inspired my life, MJ's name popped up. My first concert was the Jackson 5. I still get misty eyed just thinking about him.
Facebook reintroduced me to a lot of old friends and family. I think it was one of the best things I did this year.
What were the two or three major themes that kept recurring? These can be single words or phrases.
Family, living in the now
What did you accomplish this past year that you are the most proud of? These can be in any area of your life—spiritual, relational, vocational physical, etc. Be as specific as possible.
Reconnecting with my younger sister, who I’d been trying to find for years. It has been a blessing being able to talk with her via the internet. I’ve enjoyed our chats and emails. We have a lot in common and I look forward to meeting her in person next year.
Going to a marriage counselor, it really helped me with my marriage and showed me a lot about me as a person, wife, mother and caregiver.
Stepping past fear and letting others read my stories and entering a contest with one.
Reconnecting with God. I was burnt out this year, I’d stop going to church, I resigned from children church. I thought I’d lost myself. However the Lord spoke to me daily and let me know that I wasn’t alone. I wasn’t fellowshipping with a church, but I was growing closer with him. I prayed more and I had deep conversations with him and he let me see that I did need fellowshipping to complete me. Now I’m ready to serve again and I know he will find a place for me.
What was missing from last year as you look back? Again, look at each major area of your life. Don’t focus now on having to do anything about it. For now, just list each item.
*Having more ME time. I’m learning to take time for me. I can’t be superwoman
*Making time to write and write, not just thinking about it
*Reading more for pleasure, I miss reading for me
*Date time with the hubby, I regret letting him say no when he should have said yes to our quality time together.
*Exercising, I’ve let myself go and it’s showing in the tight clothes.
*Quality time with God
What were the major life-lessons you learned this past year?
Life is short, enjoy every moment. Enjoy today.
Live your dream
Never let go of God's hands, even through the burnt out times. That's when you need him the most.