In reviewing this past year, I ask myself – what have I done right? It’s important to do so, I think, because I believe we are mostly not in the habit of patting ourselves on the back. And that’s important. So, here’s my list:
1. Taking babysteps, I have begun to learn all about the holistic way of life. I’ve never been interested in this way, before now. There is a lot to learn. But I have begun implementing ever-so-small changes in the way I go about my daily way. Good changes. Changes that, in the long run, will make a difference.
2. I studied and began to practice qi gong. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Life changing.
3. I completed a 10 week program, complete with certificate, on Professional Communication. It was hard. It was incredibly stressful. I got sick from the stress not once, but twice. But I did it. Confidence grew. Resolve strengthened.
4. I built, and am building a lovely relationship with my baby grandson. I will be there for him, God willing, as long as I possibly can. My children did not have grandparents in their lives.
5. I devoured every book I could get my hands on…and will continue to devour. Books on leadership are the ones I crave right now. The human energy system also fascinates me.
6. I became a certified Reiki Karuna Master – energy healer, for those who aren’t sure what that is.
7. I was open to learning more about myself at every turn, and in every situation that presented itself to me.
8. I handled a few difficult conversations – the type of conversations I would previously do everything I could to avoid.
9. I loved my children well, I hope. I guess one would have to ask them – but I feel good about who I am as a mother.
10. I re-organized and re-formatted an entire office for a non profit organization. I discovered skills I never knew I had!
I’m happy I’ve found this many. I know there must be many more, but ten is a good number…
p.s. One of the harder things I must add – I forgave. Forgiving is not easy, and it took a long time to arrive. But, I arrived. Even to the place where I can now feel compassion on those who hurt me. That’s how I know I’ve forgiven…