2019 – The Year of Peace

Within the first 48 hours of 2019 I made peace with someone who we both harbored ill-feelings toward one another for well over a year. You don’t realize how much something like that eats at your well-being until you make peace with it. I feel lighter. Happier. Relaxed. It took me a long time to decide to reach out and defend myself from what I felt was harm done to me, but I’m glad I did. We both had severely misunderstood each other and ironed out our issues. We were able to shake virtual hands, making peace with one another. It feels great.

I decided that 2019 is going to be a good year for me since 2018 was absolutely awful. The only other years that could rival it was 2002 (when I lost my Dad) and 2015 (when I lost my dog). 2018 was filled with bad luck, near-constant depression, and resentment. It’s too much for someone to handle.

It’s no secret that I have an explosive temper, which I try to keep in check. But, this year I’m going to really try to just relax, go with the flow, and TRY not to let things get to me as much as they do……….and it probably helps that my husband bought me a heavy bag and boxing gloves to wail on when I start to overheat! Thanks hubby!

I’m making this year about peace, change (both mental and physical), and just focusing on my family. My husband has proved over and over that he needs to be sainted for having the patience to be married to a live-wire like me!

There’s something about January 1st that gives people the motivation to change. It’s like a clean slate. A blank canvas. The start of a new manuscript and the story for the year has yet to be written. Of course, life will throw challenges at me that I won’t have any control over, but even then I hope I can take it all in stride.

Happy New Year, everyone!