Today is New Year's Eve. I'm sure everyone has fantastic plans for the evening, whether it's going out to a fancy party downtown with friends or just staying at home with family to watch the ball drop on TV (which happen to be my plans!) I am also taking a hard look at 2018, all the blessings I received in what I'm deeming the best year of my life so far, and thinking about how I would like 2019 to turn out, what I want to be different, what I want to stay the same, and what I have the ability to change myself.
We really do want it all; writer of awesome books, wonderful parent, caring spouse, clean house, shiny car, and a rockin' bod! But there never seems to be enough hours in the day for all these things to get accomplished. Crazy as it sounds, your least favorite activity is usually the one to get cut---for me, that's exercise.
I will be the first to admit that this is something I struggle with. As much as I know certain things will benefit me, it's hard for me to do it when I just don't feel like it, when I would rather relax than exercise or write or wake up early. As I continue to push myself to be a better person and a better writer, self-discipline is in the forefront of my self-exploration.