This is the first time I’m participating in this writing challenge. Thanks to Bikurgurl for the photo prompt this week.
The warm weather, the beautiful gardens, and the green grass it’s all here. Yes, summer is approaching and that’s the reason is my favorite season. Every year as soon begins the warm weather I begin to enjoy walking. I was surprise when I saw this beautiful picture by Bikurgurl it looks exactly like my neighborhood. Every year I’ve a goal of walking at least an hour and lose the extra weight. However, this year it’s different. My knees are hurting and I’m walking only for35 minutes. At least the little bit I’ve been walking it makes the stress goes away.
It’s the last day of 2017. Every year I make a list of goals for the New Year’s. Looking back, I’ve accomplished the majority of them except for making changes on my blog. I begin my first resolution of the year watching and cutting sugars, meaning I’ve lost 30 pounds. I did a lot of walking until the cold weather begun. I accomplished my reading challenge in Goodreads with a goal of 60 and I read 87. I also made a few trips that what’s great, we remodel a few things in my home also great, and a lot of family time. During this summer, I spend time with my grandkids going to the park, the lake, the fair, birthdays, movies, you name it. I’m blessed having my two granddaughters moving in for the school year. Next summer they would be going back to Arizona with my daughter. Finally, she’s graduating and getting a full-time job, her dream job. However, the last two months not so great. In November 12, I lost my father and December 26, my sweet dog Taina.
Don’t take me wrong, I’ve a nice Christmas until the following day. Since then I’ve been depressed also sick with the flu. My mind feels all over the place with no purpose in life.I know in my heart, I’ve a purpose, but I need to find it. I’ve been blessed with a beautiful family, an amazing job, and good friends who are there when you not expected. My goals for 2018 would be at a different level. I want to challenge myself and find my purpose.
My goals for 2018:
1- I’m going back to my church. I need to take care of myself spiritually.
2- I want to reread and study the bible.
3- Be a better person and not judge so quickly.
4- I want to do some volunteering work.
5- I want to participate in a soup kitchen. A friend of mine has been doing it for years.
6- Our principal in our school has a reading program. This will be good for me so I’m signing in.
7- Keep my mind and body healthy. As soon the weather begins to change I’m going back for my walk, meanwhile keep watching what I eat.
8- I’ll be signing for another Goodreads reading challenge. Maybe not reading as many books like before, but reading makes me feel relaxed.
9- I want to do something special with my husband for our 35th anniversary.
10- Spend time with my family and create memories.
Daily Post: Finally
What a week of controversy. I’m not talking about how the President of the United States has been acting. Yes, we all know how much he loves controversy and the drama. However, I would not waste a minute talking about him who is a disgrace for our country.
The controversy I’m talking about is about me. Sometimes I called myself a chicken because of my silly fears and I’ve a few. One of my fears is driving in the snow, especially when it’s dark outside. I can panic easily and that’s the reason my husband drives me to work during the winter. He went to Arizona for a week. He’s helping my daughter watching the girls who are on spring break. My daughter has to travel to Florida for conferences from work.
According to the weather forecast this past week was going to be warmer except mother nature always likes to play tricks. On Tuesday, we have a few inches of snow and guess what I panic also my car broke down. I was lucky to call my son and he gave me a ride to work. I felt embarrassed of panicking in front of my son. After all, he didn’t care. All day I was upset with myself so I decide to use my husband’s truck the next day and confront my fear.
I’m tired of feeling afraid of silly things, the next morning it took me a few minutes to be brave and I drive the truck. My heart was pounding so hard and I ended having a headache. I began to breath deep and pray. It took me 20 minutes to get to work, but I made it. It was hard confronting my fear, but I did. For the rest of the week I use my husband’s truck.
My husband would be back tomorrow and everything would go back to normal. He will fix my car and I will be back to work on Monday. The weather it’s getting warmer and the snow has melted.
Last year I made a few resolutions well, I like to call them goals. I’ve accomplish a few of them and the others, it looks like it wasn’t meant to be. I accomplish lowing my sugar levels, declutter half of my home, and reading 50 books of different genres. Yesterday, I went to Barnes and Nobles and bought my journal for 2017.
Here are my goals:
declutter my home before renovations
get new appliances- it’s time to upgrade
read up to 60 books- I’m concentrating on new authors
make a few changes in my blog
Renew my wardrobe- I already started to take my summer clothes to the goodwill
a new hairstyle and coloring
redecorate my bedroom
Also, I’ve to renew my TV guide subscription it would expire in February.