End of January 2019

Well, I admittedly didn’t do so well on the 2018 year-end review, huh? Instead, I decided to wait until today to do a year-end review of my 39th year. Yep, you read that correctly, I turned 40 years old today!

Wow, 4 decades! That seems crazy. I’ve wrestled with this for a little while. I was ‘worried’ about what things I haven’t done yet, like get married and have a family. But I was totally missing all the amazing things I have done in 40 short years! There’s still a stigma in some cultures/societies that marriage and family is the ultimate goal and that if you’re still single at my age, there must be something wrong with you. Simple truth? There’s nothing wrong with being single! I know that, I preach that here and anywhere. I was just letting outside voices wear me down. I’m over that now, no worries. As my trainer said, what’s the difference between Monday and Wednesday? Except for being in a protected age class in the workforce? Nothing. (sorry, a little HR humor)

So, 39, what a year! Graduated with my undergrad, attended the ceremony in Virginia and vacationed there, and went to Costa Rica. Started my graduate studies, traveled some other places. Changed churches. Learned a lot about myself through therapy. Got deeper in debt 😦 Lost weight, gained strength. 

Plans for this year? They seem to keep changing. I don’t really have too many things planned. I mean, besides Dallas in July for school, continuing my education, looking at options to control and decrease debt, do well at work, develop as a leader at my new church, possibly a mission trip… yeah, all the normal stuff!

Personally defining values and subsequent necessary boundaries. Learning to say no to things, even if they seem good. Striving for the best, God’s greater things. Discipline in studying the Bible and praying. Discipline with eating, exercise, self-care, rest, and play.

Start needing reading glasses, have to face at least one medical exam that all women my age have to experience. Ugh.

All that while trying to decrease my stress level. Emphasis on the learning to say no!

Well, here’s to an amazing 40th year on Earth! I’m sure God has things in mind that will blow mine!!

Published by tammyk777

I want to be as open as possible, safely anyway. If I've been set free in something, maybe I can encourage someone else to seek God and they can be free too!

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