Sometimes we realize something about our lives just by writing.
A few days ago I filled out one of my new coaching tools, “New Year Review”. I even asked my husband to fill one out so we could compare notes later on. (As a side note, I’m learning life is really fun with someone.) I loved sitting down to answer a few question prompts and bringing back to memory favorite moments and so on. The ability to recapture where I had been and where I am now was beautiful. I could almost feel myself being gently pulled into place with a pretty royal blue bow tied nicely on top (I don’t mind imagining myself being wrapped in my favorite color).
Everything wasn’t easy last year, I don’t think there’s a person on the planet that could say 365 consecutive days of life would ever be all easy. Being able to see the big picture was good.
For one, I’m still here.
Two, I can still see me pursuing God’s good life.
Thirdly, I like that.
I began recalling and writing a few of my 2013 moments out early in the day, put it down and walked away a few times before finishing. I’m learning thoughts are better pondered instead of pressured.
One of my favorites was what I wrote down on line 5, the Kindle my husband gave me that rekindled my love for reading. (It still counts even though it was a Christmas gift received 6 days before the year ended.) When I wrote it down is when I realized. Life had just “happened” and I hadn’t been doing much reading for a while.
It’s good to write things down. We can learn more about ourselves. You may even see something being rekindled that never truly died out.