The last two weeks of December have been a trial, on top of what was already an Everest of a year. I was so bummed that I missed so much work due to my health problems and my son catching a bad virus. I was so excited to end the year strong. No more worries for the rest of the year, because there’s only a few more weeks, right? Wrong. God is always reminding me that life isn’t a series of obstacles and then things get better, but rather it’s taking one step at a time on an uphill climb. Sometimes things even out for a while, but there’s always an obstacle ahead. Getting to heaven is akin to reaching the summit. My heavenly Father and my earthly father both have taught me a lot about hiking and I think hiking is just so much like life.
I think it’s so hard though as humans to expect obstacles, especially in this society. We have it almost ingrained in our heads that things will be better after we pay off our bills, or after we lose weight, etc… And to an extent I believe that’s true. But we also need to remember that obstacles are part of life and if we can expect them, prepare for them, we can train ourselves to be happy in the present rather than always looking at the future.
So my son and I got it out of our systems for the end of the year, of course, next year is only hours away and there’s a whole host of things to encounter. Will next year be better? Most certainly yes. Because I am preparing myself. Not scaring myself, but being better aware of things that could go wrong. I purchased myself a planner, I’ve made a list of 3 big goals to conquer this year. I am determined to not be a victim of my circumstances as much as I was last year.
I’m getting it out of my system.