the faithful ramblings a late bloomer. . .

the faithful musings of a four letter word user on a quest for authenticity.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bring it on 2011

My dear friends Gil, and Lee are completing a 30 day writing challenge. While I’m not up to the 30 day challenge this month, I am going to borrow a few of their topics from time to time. If you’re at all interested in blogging or just journaling for yourself, I highly recommend taking a look at this link and you’ll find a great starting place for topics on which to begin your writing.

As I write this we are 3 days into the New Year and while I’ve tried to take some time over the last few days to reflect on 2010 and gear up for 2011, today has really been the first time I’ve had the time to sit and ponder. I want to share a few things I’m excited about in 2011 and note some highlights from 2010

2010 Highlights:

  • Learning what a real relationship should look and feel like.
  • Being sicker than I’ve ever been in my life, and alone for most of it, just after a hard break up, and surviving it.
  • While in a yoga class, heeding the call to “just write the damn book” and going home and starting to write.
  • Getting serious about running and finding a super great group of girls to run and train with. Huge blessing!
  • Buying my first car. Yep, I’m 33 years old and have never signed on the dotted line. It was the bolded, underlined and italicized item on my divorce bucket list so crossing it off was a huge weight off my shoulders. Turns out it was no big deal at all.
  • My first trip to the Florida Keys. Again, another stupid little item, but it had pissed me off for far too long to live this close and having never gone that I put it on the bucket list and . . . sure enough I crossed it off. . . had a great time doing it too.
  • I watched someone I’ve loved and prayed for to screw their head on straight pull their head out of their ass and let God take the reins. Truly cool. Prayer works. Try it.
  • Road tripped with my sister. While unfortunate circumstances made this happen, 1700 mile trip for our grandmother’s funeral was a cherished time for me.
  • My Dad bought a condo in Vero, which may be his ultimate expression of love and devotion to me. The fact that he loves me enough to want to buy a place here (albeit the view doesn’t suck), made me feel like a treasure.
  • Earlier in the year, I had to let a love go. I set it free and it came back. Better than ever expected! Version 2.0 is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Yay God!

What I’m looking forward to in 2011:

· More writing. More blogging and more journaling as I continue to work towards the goal of having enough material from which to pull from to begin a book sometime over the summer. I’m super excited about responding to God’s call for me to just “write the damn book.” Getting to that point this summer will be really exciting for me as it won’t be until then that I hopefully find out where God is going with all of this stuff.

Running. I started training for a half marathon in full force back in September. I was solidly on track to finish 13 miles a month ago, but the holidays and rekindling an old relationship have taken me off my path. I’m still going to do the thing, however, slower than originally hoped for. Finishing the marathon will be the completion of my “divorce bucket list” which I’m super psyched about finishing!

Loving. Hesitant to put all my relationship details out there to the masses, but suffice it to say that God is doing his thing and answering prayers faster than I can pray them in this department. I’m super excited about what he’s doing with us and in us and am looking forward to where he takes us.

This is the first time I’ve sat down and reflected on the previous year and looked forward to what the future has to hold. I’m really glad I did this little exercise and would encourage you to do the same! I want to live with intent, purpose and meaning and writing it all out helps me see where I’ve come from and where I’m going. Join me!

1 comment:

  1. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am for you, Lindsey. I am so excited with your approach and outlook on life. From the running to the writing to the praying and all things in between, I am happy to see you standing tall on your feet, confident as ever, and determined to live life the way you want to. You inspire me.