I have been putting this blogpost off for a week.
My year goals have been successful the last 2 year.
2011 was the Year of Creativity. I did some improv. I took a writing class. I got involved in slam poetry. Definitely an excellent year for creativity.
2012 was the Year of Spirit, and it ended up being among the most challenging spiritual years of my life unquestionably. But, I was able to help balance myself and help others by being more prayerful. Oddly though, I was better at heart prayers in the beginning of 2012, then at the end. Having my dad be in hospice affects me spiritually so much. It’s much harder to be grounded and prayerful. Without question 2012 was a year of tested spirit.
So for 2013 my year goal is a Year of Acceptance. This means accepting my dad is sick. Understanding when you do have to do things like wipe your father’s butt, that sometimes it is what it is. Just like the fact that I am 10 years out of business school and working in a call center.
Here is the thing though. I would like to be financially more successful, but am very happy. I have an amazing wife, very cool friends, lots of creative outlets, and feel far happier with myself that I did 20 years ago, or 10 years ago.
Would I love to get rid of my student loan debt? Of course, but so would almost everyone else.
But, this will be a year of accepting who I am.
I am odd. I am strange. I am exceptionally unique.
I am a gourmand. A lover of wonderful beer, spirits and food.
I am a geek. I love playing Dominion Online, although I think it’s too addictive for me right now. I was just playing before writing this. I love playing games. I love trivia.
And I am who I am, and that’s all I can be.
I plan this year to keep working on my patience. Keep working on my spirit. Keep working on my uniqueness, and to be all the Edmund I can be.
It should be an interesting year. I know there are many challenges to come, especially with my father’s health.