This post is a stop on the
Hershey’s Bunny Trail
you for hopping by.
We are getting to the end of Lent season and I wanted to do
a little review of how things went for me.
Going into Lent, there were a few things I wanted to
work/meditate on. There were also a few things I picked up along that way that
needed to be tackled.
marriage—I am a new wife, struggling at times to understand and please me
husband. The husband doesn’t know that I’ve been working on this but I hope
he has enjoyed our extra dates and outings.
job—I am an engineer that is trying to find that happy medium that will
keep me motivated and productive without getting burned out. This is an
ongoing battle. I’m in the process
of determining what my next career step will be. I’ve learned a lot through the years and
I really want to take all those lessons and apply them to my next phase of
blog—This has become my outlet for all of the creative things in my life
and I am hoping to put more time and effort into it and see what
opportunities it can bring my way. I love to write. I love to craft and I
love sharing it with you all, mostly because my immediate family and
friends could care less. Sharing with you brings a little more fun back into
do pray quite often, but I need to focus my prayers more and really learn
to ask for what is needed and stop doing drive by prayers that don’t hit
the heart of the issue. I am also journaling my prayers to focus myself. Writing them down forces me to take time
and block out everything else.
are some beautiful people in my life that have really been helpful in
getting through the last year. Some
are still helping in various ways as the hubby and I continue our
relocation. And I really do have to say thank you to all of you who post
comments or sent messages through Facebook during my unemployment. It was nice to hear from you.
distractions—I am a procrastinator and I have too many things (thinking of
all my electronics!) that are distracting me to the point of
self-destruction. I’m getting better, but getting rid of the smart phone
is up for consideration at this point.
This is serious, people!
my language—I stress out and I get potty mouth. This is so not lady-like
and my husband is less than thrilled with it. My best solution in the past
has been to shut up and keep away from people when I’m stressed, but my
current work situation is making that tough. And when I do manage to keep
it bottled in, I find it slipping out when I’m alone with the hubby. Not good. No intervention needed. I’m on
would love to snap my fingers and have all the debt from unemployment and
wedding and moving just disappear, but it takes work and I need a solid
plan. I am fortunate to have been working a lot of overtime in February
and March, which has helped me get a very good start on debt reduction,
but I have a long way to go. Wish me luck and discipline.
my efforts to increase my fruit and veggie intake and eat healthier
overall, I still manage to shove some atrocious calories into my mouth. My
recent hypertension wake up call has helped me to drastically cut the salt
in my diet, but there are many cuts still to come.
I cannot lie like the 40 days of Lent are a cakewalk. If you are serious about your goals, it
should not be. I try to really challenge myself during Lent and this Lent was
especially important to me. I am (I hope) on the tail end of what has been a
very stressful year. Layoff, six months of unemployment, a new job in a new
state, a marriage and so many other smaller things have put me through the
ringer this past year and I needed a refresh and a reset.
Although I am off to a good start, this list has become not
simply a Lent checklist, but a list of goals that I will be tackling throughout