Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Ticking Clock

I know we usually take this time to reflect back and take a good look at the past year.  It's New Year's Eve... that is what we do. 
These are the highlights & low points of the year...
Here is what I plan to do to improve the coming year, my New Years Resolutions...
Well, forget that.
I typically do my "New Year's Resolutions" on my Birthday in June.  I also prefer to keep it private.
Yes.. I do look back at 2011... the high's and low's, but the past is the past.  Can't change what has happened.  Had some really sad moments and some really glad ones too.

Today, I look forward to the future.  2012. What will we see? What will we do? What changes will we endure that are miniscule only effecting us personally.  And what huge changes that will make modifications for us all?

I have big plans for the coming year.
  • I will be starting college classes... something I haven't done since the eighties.
  • I will have a daughter graduating from college. And another that will be going abroad.
  • I am turning 50... 50 years old... how odd is that in my head? I have plans for this old body to start being treated better so that it will serve me better. I will not take aging lightly. I will embrace it only if we cooperate.
  • I plan on having a better financial year.  After the beating and change of the past couple years, we are facing the ole financial struggle and we will not let it get the best of us. We are stronger, we are smarter.
  • I am going to have fun.  That's right, damn it, I am going to enjoy this year.  I am going to have belly laughs and turn frowns into smiles.
Life is full of surprises.
No one really knows what will happen.
The clock is ticking...
I need to start enjoying this life that God has chosen for me and stop trying to change the plan.  I do believe that my life was planned before I was even born. So I must trust, and appreciate what it is.  Only then can I truly get it.


Scott said...

Since I'm hitting the big 5-0 this year, as well, I've resolved to try to whip my old, sore, bloated body back into some semblance of shape. However, I know I am pretty bad at keeping resolutions. Hopefully I can report next December that I was successful. I wish you well with your own goals. May you surpass all of them.

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

Happy New Year, Janis! Sounds like things are looking up for you. This past year was better for us since I was blessed with getting this teaching job a year ago. Things are still financially challenging at times when unexpected things come up, but God is taking care of us and we have everything we need. I'm dreading this summer just a little bit because our son will probably not be living at home (after his junior year). I was thinking this evening that this will be the first summer in 30 years that I haven't had at least one child home during the summer. The empty nest is a huge adjustment for me, but I'm excited about what God will bring my way this summer after school is out. I trust He will fill the void! :)

Reya Mellicker said...

Fifty is a wonderful age. Approaching it is rather daunting, but once you enter the fifth dimension, everything is so much easier!

Happy new year! Cheers!

One Blessed Mom said...

Hey Janis!
This is Sandy from "One Day At A Time Blog". I have a new blog "A Season For Everything" over at
I will still update "One Day At A Time" from time to time,but most of my future updates will be found on my new blog. I just didn't want to leave any friends behind. Please update your feeds for my latest updates. Thanks Sandy