Another Year Older

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'Birthday Cake' photo (c) 2007, wfabry - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/Tomorrow is the big day.  The more I think about it, the more I realize that 32 really isn’t that old.  At least that’s what I keep telling myself.  Ask me tomorrow, I might not feel the same way, but hopefully I will!

Actually this past year has been incredible.  It hasn’t been easy.  There has been some not-so-fun stuff happen.  But it’s been incredible.  Last year on my birthday I made a list of 10 Things that I wanted to do this year.  I accomplished some and some I didn’t accomplish.  I’m perfectly okay with how everything has turned out.

I don’t know if you’ve ever had a moment or series of moments that things just started happened that completely changed the course of your life.  This past year was one of those series of moments strung together that was (not to be terribly dramatic) completely life-changing.

I decided that I didn’t like the direction my life was taking.

So I changed it.

I cut some things out of my life that I didn’t really need.  I added some things that I was interested in.  I let go of some of the things that were dragging me down, and I climbed some of the mountains that always seemed to be standing in my way.

And I’m not saying that there won’t always be mountains and there won’t always be new things popping up into my life stealing time away from the things that really matter.  What I’m saying is this: I started to learn to find what I love and do it.

It’s that simple.

I believe that God has put desires in our lives for a reason.  There are certain things that each and every one of us do that stirs a passion deep within us almost to the point where we feel we wouldn’t be complete if that weren’t part of our lives.

Do things that stir that passion.

Use that passion to climb the mountains in your life.  Use that passion to move forward to the things that you love.  Use that passion to educate others on the things that you love.  Use that passion to continue to keep putting one foot in front of the other.  Because what I’ve learned this year is that every step counts.  Every step moves you closer and closer to the finish line.

Every step is taking you somewhere.  

The trick is to just keep moving.

What have you learned this past year?

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