Last week, I finished my last class. I remember submitting my last assignment and thinking about how it was my last day as a student. My sweet husband took me out to dinner to celebrate my first day in 8 years that I am not a student. Already the stress of time is upon me. What will I do now that I am not where I thought I would be? How do you reset your goals and dreams after this semi-setback? I'm not sure. I know that I have spent some days resting and catching up with myself now that Christmas is over. Am I the only one that needs this? I need to become reacquainted with the me that I actually am. I think it is funny as I'm writing this but I also think that these internal conversations need to happen in order to be mentally healthy.
I went to the doctor and I am preparing for 2023 to be a year of health. I'm excited about preparing which is important to me. Strangely, I have been taking it easy. I am trying to fall back into the things that I used to love. I used to love to read. I love to journal. I love pens and I find that I have started coloring. I'm thankful for the opportunity.
I am also finding that my children display things that I tend to like. My son likes to shop, just like his momma. My daughter loves books and writing and the race is one to see who will be published first. Now that there is a little more time and a little less stress about having to do too much, I need to readjust to it all.
I am hopeful for a good 2023. As a rule, odd years have been kinder to me than even years. I am hoping and praying for a great 2023 for me and my family. I hope you as well have a great 2023. I am thankful that you are with me on this journey of mental health and happiness. As always, Praise the Lord!