41. I've turned 41.
I'm happy to see another year. It's another year, another day to get it right, to grow, and to do better.
Soooooo happy for that.
I have no iron-clad plans for the day. No big parties. No celebrations. None of that. For some reason folks thought I would be out of the country. (I guess that's because I've hollered during my 40s that I would spend my birthdays out of the country. Not this year. That's later).
I gave myself a great birthday gift. I took a month off from work. I'm off from Today, February 7th until March 7th. That's a pretty decent gift, don't you think? And just think, by the end of the year, I'll have 6 weeks of vacation left. Hmm...
Don't get me pondering here.
Today I think I'll go to the movies. Go hang out at the YMCA and walk a few miles and think. I have a story for Valentine's day I need to work on. I am STUCK on the last chapter of my current manuscript, so that has to be ironed out somehow today, or at least by the end of the week. I REALLY need to do some shopping, but since that financial fast last month with my Triple F Possee, I could care less. I need to rig my mind up to shop for my cruise though. Better get in gear and get on it, doggonit...
For me, the last week or so has been a time of reflection, a time to think about what has gone on with me over the past year. It's been a time of checking my heart condition on a plethora of areas in my life, and thinking about making the necessary adjustments.
When I think of my year, I was more concerned about just how mentally drained I was. As a result, I've had to strip away as much as possible, those people, places and things which mentally drain me. If I'm causing trouble for anyone in my life, well, I had to excuse myself from their presence, too. And I told someone the other day, the quality of my life increased as a result. And that's fine by me.
So my goal this year is to get more involved with my life's purposes. I mean, get really focused on my personal growth in those areas. Those are the areas of my satisfaction and provision. Best concentrate on those.
It's gonna be a good one!