another birthday.

I had a birthday last week. It was almost the big one. I’m 49 — and holding on tight! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the brevity of life and about why I’m really on this earth. Just like many of you, I have more tasks than hours most days. I love my job, but I have very little time I’m not thinking about all that needs to be done. I’m also in dissertation phase of finishing my doctoral degree and every free second I feel like I need to be researching or writing. Neither of these things are the most important things to me. My God. My family. My friends. These are what matter most to me. Do you ever feel like the ones at the top of your list actually get your left over energy? That’s where I am right now. But it’s not where I want to be.

I’ve spent the last several days examining my calendar. I’ve been looking to see how I can narrow my focus every day to keep my mind in sync with what I need to be doing right then — not bouncing all over the place. I’ve been formulating a plan for success - in my work, for my degree, and most of all for my time with God, my family, and my friends. This time next year I have some things I want to have accomplished and I’ll only get there if I go on purpose. I believe I can do it. I can be a better version of me at 50. And you better believe I’m going to give it my best shot.

xx, m-

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my life group came ready to celebrate Sunday night — lucky me!

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