We’ve tackled this theme before in previous challenges, but I thought it would be good to do it again. Most of us change from year to year, so maybe it’s good to have this theme every couple of years.
From personal experience, I know there’s a lot of change in people.
Honestly, as I truly reach middle age (mid-40s now!), I have found I don’t know fully who I am. I battle this every day as I still try and find my way in this world. Despite a good job, a great family, and excellent friends, sometimes I can feel like the world is beyond its actual vast size.
Alas, every step one takes in this world shapes you to be the person you are.
I am not big on New Year’s resolutions, as I feel people make these to try and improve and then fall off the wagon. I am more into life goals — and it just so happened that some of them for me start in the New Year — but many others started before.
If you read my blog — when I’m doing things a bit more regular — you know there are probably quite a few adjectives that can explain who I am. One is a diabetic, which took me several years to accept when I was first told. If I had accepted the “pre-diabetic” title early, maybe I could have avoided it becoming worse.
Then again, maybe not.
Last year, I thought I was really going the way I needed. I was working it well and then I had back issues and let myself go all to hell again. I got a wakeup call at my last doctor’s visit, so I knew I had to change — again.
But it wasn’t just the diabetes battle — I wanted to find myself as a person. I wanted to discover who I was and where I wanted to go. Life is short and it can end in an instant — so I wanted to start experiencing things and try to figure out my place in this world.
I’m not there yet, but I’ve started the process.
With that in mind, I’ve started working on a goal challenge and some of my goals are health related. From losing weight to getting my blood sugars in order a bit more, I’m hoping to make myself a better person. Better health gives one a better outlook.
But I’m trying to become better overall. That even includes things I tried not to ever do — like be in photos or (gasp) take a selfie sometimes (though still very rare). I’m walking a ton and I am getting ready to hopefully run a 5K in March.
What I’m trying to say, I guess, is who I am is somebody who is always evolving and hopefully being the best person I can be.
Who are you?
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Glad to be back doing the Chill Challenge this year!
You are absolutely correct that we are continually changing, and hopefully for the better. I am still taking stock and re-evaluating my life, goals, etc. Like you said, life is short so make the most of it. Those are some good goals you have and I wish you much luck in 2019.
Yes, I decided I thought it would be worth trying. I don’t expect a lot of participation, but hoping it will kick me in the rear to try and get into a routine once a again! We all change and hopefully I keep finding a better way this year! Here’s to a great 2019 for you as well!
Magical Mystical Mimi says
You are so right. I am most definitely not the same person I was last year and I am thankful for that. – Cheering you on with your goals. Happy New Year! – Oh. Who am I??? Today… I’m the jester. Tomorrow, who knows. 🙂
I think as we all age, we all change. We just have to hope it’s for the better! I keep trying to improve as well. Happy New Year to you as well!
Mrs GeoK/Denise says
Wishing you good participation in the 20 days of chill . Decided not to participate this year, but looking forward to reading everyone’s posts as the month progresses.
Sad to hear you won’t be joining us this year! Hope everything is well!