I have had the opportunity to reflect a few times the past week and though I am far from perfect, I can see that I have grown tremendously- particularly in the past two years. Just over two years ago I was newly sober, just recovering from Cushing’s disease, and about to graduate with my master’s degree. There was a staggering amount of uncertainty in my life as I was starting my job search, totally broke, and very sick. Those challenges were tough, but have made me more compassionate, understanding, and a harder worker. This post is focused on what has happened since then and where I am today.
I feel like I have grown a lot professionally. Although I still learn from my staff on a daily basis, I am able to perform the basic job responsibilities a more easily than I was even a year ago. I have an outstanding staff that I really care about and respect.
I have reduced my credit card debt tremendously-by almost 30,000. I have just a fraction left to go and am continuing to work on that.
I feel more confident personally and professionally.
I am in much better physical shape. At this point in my weight loss journey I have lost just about 25 pounds and am still working to lose another 15-20.
I am more patient.
I have great relationships with both my parents.
I really enjoy my life. I am able to do a lot more because I am in better financial shape, and am not so scared and worried about life.
I trust God more. I truly believe that great things are on their way for me and my family in 2013.
What has changed for you, and what are you grateful for?
Peace and Love,