Personally, I am thankful for each and every experience from this past year. Yes, that includes all the bad dating choices, low bank account balances, and competition disappointments. The great thing about life’s experiences is that they are all a combined effort to bring you to the exact point you are at now and right now I feel like I am in a great place. I am more content now then I have been in a long time and I am excited for this year more than I can ever remember being in previous years.
We all have defining periods of our lives that shape us and define us in certain ways. I know that this year will be that for me. It will include the biggest goal I have attempted to attain and I have never physically, mentally, and emotionally dedicated myself to something more than I have to achieving this dream.
So, while I have made a mental note to read my bible more frequently, take the time to actually call my friends and family on the phone, eat healthier, and volunteer my time to a worthy cause, my main objective is just to make each day in 2008 a step in the right direction. That’s not so much a resolution as it is a conscious decision to remember that I don’t have any time to waste and that the path in front of me requires the type of dedication and determination that doesn’t allow for days off.
Here’s to a healthy, happy, and fulfilling New Year.