Last year, I went into 2023 with my mind on health. I had mentioned to those around me that it was an all-encompassing term, that I had my mind on mental, emotional, and financial health, and if I lost a couple of pounds along the way, that was okay, too!
I think I excelled more in the physical realm than anything, dropping almost 30 pounds between last Thanksgiving and today, which was fabulous. I finally healed, fully, from a couple of surgeries that knocked me over in 2021, and- thanks to a Noom membership, weekly Pilates, and a lot of green food- I can almost see my abs again, something I didn’t think would be possible past 40.
I cleared out about half of the debt that we have, which was a bigger feat than I knew I was taking on. With tools out there like AfterPay, Klarna, and Affirm, I didn’t realize how many things I had hitting my checking account each month- no more!
Mentally, I made it a priority to take some time for me, whatever that meant. I got back to bath time, which sounds ridiculous, but being able to enjoy a soak in the evening almost always relaxed me as a kid, and gets me ready to sleep. I started nightly meditation to release everything held in my mind through the day, and found that it was so much easier to wake up and get moving with a clear head in the morning.
This year, when thinking of my word, the one thought that kept repeating in my mind was that I just wanted to keep going with 2023 goals; I can still stand to lose a few pounds. I would love to eliminate all debt other than our mortgage this year (although- who are we kidding? I’d be thrilled to get rid of the mortgage, too!). No one mentally or emotionally heals after just one year of practice. So, this year, we continue.
Continuance. The state of remaining in operation. This year, we just keep going.
Happy 2024, friends!
** this post is not sponsored in any way. all thoughts and feelings are my own **
** photo by Don Lehman **