There have been a lot of changes in my family’s lives this past year. I started out the year being pretty excited for a new year but things seemed to change quickly and unexpectedly. I am hoping that we have finally reached a point now where we can begin to move forward. For me that moving forward is going to include some self-care. As I was thinking about moving forward tonight and ways that I could improve my self-care I remembered about a song that I hear often on a local Christian radio station. It is a song by Matthew West called Day One.
I can really relate to this song. I feel like my future is just beginning again. I had a great Labor Day weekend with my family. I feel like, as a family, we are starting to move forward again and getting back to our life. The song refers to feeling like you are missing out on life and being sick and tired of feeling that way. Every day we receive God’s mercy and every day we can start again. That’s how I am feeling now. Like I am starting from Day One and that I will put my trust in God to guide me on this journey of life.
My Day One begins tomorrow with my new Weight Watcher’s journey. I had started out this year doing Weight Watchers and I had lost almost 20 pounds! I was so happy, feeling so much better and I was actually feeling good about the way I looked. I had reduced the amount of sugar I ate and I was making healthy choices that made me feel better. Then came the stress of life and I stopped doing Weight Watchers and I stopped making healthy choices and the 20 pounds came right back on!
Now that things are moving forward for us again I decided that this “back-to-school” time would be a good time for me to start back on my self-care journey. My husband has been making good healthy choices and is losing weight and I am so proud of him so I have signed up again with Weight Watchers so that I can be proud of myself too. I also have an academic daily planner that I plan on using in a more productive way. I have missed visiting the Blessed Sacrament this past week and I feel the need to try to get back to going there once a week. I have started praying more. I have started to say my Rosary again. I need to put my faith back in God and hand my worries over to him. I cannot control my worries even though I may try to do just that at times. I need to hand those worries over to God and trust in him. I need to focus on my husband, my family and my own self care and trust that God will handle my worries.
Jesus, I trust in you!
It’s day one of the rest of my life!!!