This has been a good winter.
I’m grateful because they haven’t all been good.
I’m grateful for opportunities to learn things that make life better.
Here’s to winter.
Linking up with Emily Freeman sharing what we’ve learned.
Run your own race.
Credit to Jeff Goins for this nugget.
I needed this reminder.
I’ve had a hard time finding my way on this blogging journey.
I’m having trouble finding my voice, my niche, my tribe and my compensation.
My daily appointment with the keyboard is driven by a need to figure things out for me. To make sense of life and come to peace. Because it doesn’t always make sense. You have to evaluate your experience with your beliefs and make adjustments when they don’t line up.
I’m driven by an inner compulsion to find answers for myself. Maybe the answers will help you as well.
Your journey is not the same as anyone else’s.
You have twists and turns that they don’t have.
You have hills to climb that they didn’t deal with.
Granted, they face different obstacles than you, as well.
But, the point of having this mantra echoing in your head is that you avoid the comparison trap and the discouragement that trips you up or sidelines you.
Run your own race.
I wrote 55 book reviews in 2017.
I found this surprising because I never stopped to count before.
Writing book reviews has been good for my reading life.
Reading book reviews has been good for my reading life.
I get it. You’re busy. I’m busy. You don’t want to waste your time on bad books.
That is why I read book reviews. That is why I write book reviews.
Out of the 55, one rose to the top as my favorite for the year.
Read about my favorite book of 2017.
I need the structure and accountability of the pillars in my week.
Spontaneous and impulsive is hard for me. Life tends to throw curve balls. It helps to have weekly rhythms I can count on.
Writing for Five Minute Friday every week.
Wednesday night Family Night.
Tuesday morning moms’ prayer group.
Sunday morning worship.
It helps immensely to have those planned into my schedule. Without them, it’s easier to get sucked into the pit of negative emotions.
The daily rhythms help, too. Pausing for gratitude every day changes my outlook.
What are you learning this winter?