In the years prior I measured my success by the blogs I was able to write, the books I was able to publish and the personal goals I was able to meet. 2013 was a year rich in life lessons that could not be accounted in numbers.
This year I was a lazy blogger. I was being pulled in so many directions in my life that I couldn’t concentrate enough to write my blogs. I participated in a few marketing campaigns for my books but nothing major. I was able to publish one book out of pure perseverance and I know I have not done anywhere near anything to market it, so I’m not disappointed with the results because I can’t have any expectations for the work I have not done.
I have not even been consistent working out, so I have some ground to recover once the year comes back. So what are the highlights of this year?
Well, although my goal was to read twelve books, I read eight. Yes, the goal was not met but it was six books more than I read the year before.
I started working with a new ministry at my church in Spanish. Aside from writing, I’ve found another place where I know God has called me to be.
I cooked Thanksgiving dinner, something I had not done in over five years and I’m pretty proud of myself.
But to be honest the highlight of this year was a card that someone I had not talked to in a while gave me. The card said how much I
had inspired her. I’m not boasting on that fact, I’m just happy that in spite of all my shortcomings and inabilities the Lord still used me to inspire someone. The Glory is for HIM, I’m just glad my imperfect self is still usable for him and that makes up for 365 rough days of 2013.
I’m looking forward to 2014. 2014 is a New Year with new possibilities, new opportunities, new mercies but the same awesome God.
Happy New Year 2014!