This is about the time of year where I look back on my life and accomplishments and start grousing about how I should be farther along, in a different position, etc.
Well, that’s really not working for me anymore.
There are definitely things that I wish were better, stronger, and more profitable, but I’m also making a point to practice gratitude more than usual because I have a lot to be thankful for. It’s all about spin.
I have a newish corporate job, and although it has been a transition and there are many differences that I don’t care for, there are also opportunities for me to get involved, bring something to the table and make the organization a better place. There are people who are interested in my thoughts and contributions, which is something to be thankful for.
I’ve been working through a trademark issue with my own company, Naturals by Gina B., which has been annoying and debilitating. But the flipside is that I do have my own company, and I continue to create what I consider to be great products. Time to forge ahead and make limoncello from the lemons that I’ve been handed.
I’m far from rich, but I’m not financially strained. I could have more, but I do most of the things I want. The Universe has been kind to me.
I’ve unfortunately lost a few friends this year. Very sad, but I have many more remaining who greatly contribute to my life. I am rich in friendship and memories.
The end of 2015 finds me roughly 4 lbs heavier than normal, and about 16 lbs heavier than my ideal. However, the 4 lbs recent gain means that I truly enjoyed myself on my amazing Winter vacation, and I’m confident that I will still fit into my NYE dress, and that I can drop the excess quickly. At least I hope so.
If you know me, you’ll understand that I hold onto youth for as long as possible and enjoy defying my age. Although we all get older by the day, I’m happy to report that I maintain a youthful spirit and that I can still party with the best of them, and turn the head of the most important man in my life — as well as those of some men who are several years younger. ;-)
Speaking of which, I have a great significant other who proves – daily – why he is truly the better half.
My father is reaching a very good age, and has more and more chronic ailments that are rather concerning, however, he is able to continue to do what he loves for a living. He is the original youthful spirit that I emulate. I’m grateful for each additional healthy day.
My house is not as clean as I would like going into the new year, but I guess that gives me something to do over the weekend? (Honestly, no real silver lining to this one, but I’m going to let it slide.)
Finally, each day I get closer to figuring myself out. One day soon.
I wish everyone a safe and exciting New Year’s celebration. Let’s give 2015 a great sendoff. Be kind to yourself . . . be grateful.