I just love a new year!
It seems clean and full of promise. New opportunities and goals to pursue.
A chance to be a better person.
2010 started out quite rough. Last January I started going to a counselor, which, at the time, seemed like a huge failure. During my first appoinment I cried all through the process of filling out my paperwork, simply because I couldn't believe that I had to be there.
Since then I have made many changes in the way I do things and deal with people. I feel like I have developed emotional and spiritual muscles. God has truly been with me every step of the way.
Now I see counseling as a sign of strength. It takes a strong person to say that they need some help.
I needed someone to listen to the struggles I was having and help me to see a new side of them. A new angle.
That is always good.
It is too easy to get stuck in our own way of thinking and viewing life.
The biggest lessons I have learned are that I can speak up, I can feel confident in my own opinions, and that I don't have to let people walk all over me. At the same time I can trust people and engage in healthy relationships.
I CAN FEEL CONFIDENT IN BEING WHO GOD MADE ME. NO NEED TO BE WHO PEOPLE EXPECT ME TO BE.
Those are some freeing lessons to learn.
And that makes me excited for 2011.
The foot that I am starting this year on feels sure. Confident. Hopeful.
I know that my God is always with me. Never-changing. Always lighting my path.
A fresh start.
Always a good thing!