Sometimes numbers in dates fascinate me…like when I realized the date was January 20, 2014 — or its shortened version: 1-20-14. Well, OK, it WAS that date here on the east coast until about two hours ago, when I realized it and thought about getting my blog back on track. At least it’s still 1-20-14 over on the west coast! 😉
So, I mentioned in my New Year’s Day post that one of my “resolutions” — or more specifically, a goal — was to blog daily and write more consistently. Oops. Then on my only other post for 2014, on January 2nd, I talked about burdens and how we humans really aren’t meant to carry such heavy loads.
Yet, I have managed over these past two weeks or so to do the opposite of each of those posts: I have NOT blogged daily, but I HAVE been dragging around luggage and burdens in various areas of my life, and frankly, I’m exhausted!
As much as we would probably like to “flip a switch” when a new year rolls around and automatically CHANGE bad habits without a backward glance or any residual effects clinging to us, that’s not a very realistic expectation. Some of you are probably shaking your heads and wondering why I hadn’t realized this before now!
Well, I really do know this to be true, but I would just like to gain ground at least a little more quickly than I have so far. At the same time, I’m glad the month is not over yet – about 10 days left, so I can salvage what’s left and continue to work on replacing bad habits with good ones (one of those would be getting to bed earlier!)
We will open the book. Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
I think the whole month of January is still within that first chapter!
How about you? Did you make the traditional “New Year’s Resolutions” or establish goals for yourself? How are you doing?