I was looking outside at the falling snow and was thinking about how it looks like everything is new, everything looks different with the snow. This is true in our lives as well. When we make a change it affects our lives. Each change is almost like a clean slate, a fresh start.
I have made a lot of changes in my life in the last few months. I have seen the positive ripples as it starts to hit additional areas of my life and soon the landscape of my life looks different. I now look forward to the future instead of dreading it. I now anticipate the opportunities that arise each day instead of missing these opportunities altogether. Is my life perfect, NO. Each day is better than the last though.
My husband was confused last night when he asked me if I liked my birthday and my answer was it had been the best one yet. He started thinking back and I reminded him of all the wonderful things that happened yesterday. As I shared, I saw a knowing look cross his face, I think he came to the understanding before I did. This was the best birthday because I was free!!! Free from the belief that I was my weight, free from loving the weight! Free to love me, for exactly who I am!
This is my snow covered world, a world in which I am free. All my life I felt like I was a captive to the weight and had no idea how to get free. I am so thankful for this new landscape, so thankful for those who speak truth into our lives at just the right times, so thankful to God for answering my prayer for freedom!
It is so hard to believe how quickly time flies by. It is 2014, and I am really looking forward to everything God has in store for me this year! As I wrote in my article on Thursday, this really is going to be a year of choices. I am really wanting to make the most out of every moment and not let anything pass me by. Positive choices are my focus as I enter this new year and hopefully it will be with me all the way through.
I know I have not blogged for awhile. I think sometimes our lives get so busy we forget the little things that brought us so much joy. I love to write and yet more and more I found that I was writing less and less. It is great to be back into writing. This year I am going to do things a bit differently. When I get inspiration for an article I will write one, when someone submits a question to me I will answer it to the best of my ability and when I feel like I just need some time to share my thoughts with my readers you will find me here. No set schedule. One week i might write every day and another week I might only write once. I feel I need to take the pressure off of myself and allow myself the freedom to enjoy writing again instead of treating it like it is a job.
For my avid followers, I want to ake this moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking with me even when my words were few. The other thing I may do this year is re-post some of my older articles. I believe there is some great stuff that I have written and it is always great to be reminded of the things we have learned in the past. I even read my older journals to see how far I have come. I hope that you will enjoy joining me on this journey this year and I hope that my writing has blessed you and your lives in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
Join me on my journey through life's joys and difficulties.