I dedicated the past 363 days to living my priorities.
Ive said NO more often than I have in years past.
Ive slowed down more and focused on what’s important to me/my family.
I’ve worked to appreciate and be grateful for the little things in life because Im finally aware I will look back and see they were the BIG THINGS.
Quite frankly–looking back at it all– Im not sure how I did.
I long to say
…all I know is I did the best I was capable of.
(yes, I wrote that and deleted it)
but that would not be true.
What I do know is through living the past year with the backdrop of *striving* to live my priorities Ive become more aware.
I realize now more than ever we cannot have it all, we need to want what we have, and we must CHOOSE the life we create.
The life Im creating now is in the Bay Area.
made no secret of the fact I LOVE ME SOME AUSTIN AND IM A TEXAS GURL been semi-candid about how I was hesitant to move.
Id laid down roots in Austin both for me and for the Tornado.
Which leads me to my commitment for 2013.
It’s not really where my spirit is right now and it’s not really what I want to do.
I hesitated to even share because once I do—-Im bringing you all in as my accountability partners.
Im spending 2013 upping the ante in a way.
Im committing to still striving to live my priorities while simultaneously FOCUSING ON MOVING FORWARD and not looking back.
I believe all our lives are pages in a book.
My rest will remain so if I dont focus on the forward.
For the next 365 days I will look through the WINDSHIELD and not focus solely on my rear view mirror.
I’ll have plenty of time to reflect and reread when Im oldER, grayER, and rocking on the front porch with Ren Man
back in Austin.
Have you ever struggled with the temptation to REREAD the past instead of focusing forward on the pages which await?