I have written about starting over, and New Years Resolutions, and focuses, and goals many times in my blogging life. Seems I am always "starting over" - and as Oprah used to say - it gives us a chance to get it right.
I have only had a small bit of success when starting over. My favorite time was when I started on Nutrisystem in 2012 and for the next year I basically did it right. I followed the plan and lost weight, exercised, and felt great. Even if I had a bad day and even when I was off of the plan for part of that time, I still felt like I was doing things right. It was a good time in my life.
Alas, I don't think life is always meant to be just that "right" all of the time. I have more than a blessed life that I give thanks for each day. However, I am restless with the way I am using my time, the relationships I have, the way I handle myself at times, and yes, about my weight/health.
Recently I have gone through a very rough period of doubt and fear. The valleys are not fun, but certainly can be educational. So, it's not a new year, or a new month, or my birthday, or any special date. I still plan to end tonight in prayer and Bible reading, and look ahead to God's mercies tomorrow morning. Once again if you will humor me, I will begin a do-over. Please check back to see the lessons learned from a summer of unrest . . . maybe they will help you when you are faced with the same.