I came across this meme on Facebook and thought it summarized very well what I’m hoping this year will be for me.
My Dream: to be happier.
Goal/Date: by my next birthday.
Steps: my list!
Action: actually doing the things on my list, and journaling/blogging about them, for accountability.
For those who are friends of mine on Facebook, you’ll recognize this meme because I already shared it there, along with the announcement that at just seven weeks in, I’ve lost a total of 20.8 pounds!
This is a great encouragement to me as I continue to take steps toward ALL of my goals, not just with the weight loss and exercise goals. One step at a time has gotten me this far, in these seven weeks! I do believe I’ll be able to check off a few more of the items on my list in the approximately 10 months before I turn 50…and will be happier because of it.
Thank you to those who have encouraged me along the way…here, on Facebook, or in person!
One of my goals was to attend a hot air balloon festival this year. There was a festival in October in a town about 40 miles away. The day I’d planned to attend, balloons were grounded due to conditions being too windy. The picture shown is from a friend who was able to go the second day. I’m going to try to find another festival to attend (it’s still one of my goals!).
Meanwhile, one of my favorite things to do is to watch an airshow. And…San Antonio, being “Military City, USA”, puts on a great one! However, the past two years the show was on hiatus due to government shutdowns/sequestrations. So I didn’t think I would get to see a show this year. Much to my surprise, I learned only recently that the event was “back on” for 2015–and the Joint Base San Antonio Air Show was held this past weekend.
While I enjoy all the high-flying action of both private and military aircraft (this year we saw the USAF Thunderbirds), I also enjoy the benefit of being on a base that allows the static displays–where you can get up close and personal with the various aircraft that are on display.