Last year I decided that my fitness goal for 2020 would be to walk for exercise every day for 366 consecutive days. So far, I’ve stuck with this despite having a medical procedure in January and outpatient surgery just last week. On February 26, I had surgery that morning and still went for a walk that afternoon.
Am I saying you should follow in my footsteps and walk
around your neighborhood while doped up on Percocet? Of course not! I recognize
and accept that I’m a crazy person. But I am saying you should be deeply
committed to your goals and to your success and not just interested in it.
Though walking every day is a fitness goal, doing so for the past two months has taught me a lot about what it will take to accomplish my writing goals, too.
For reasons I’m not ready to write about publicly, January 2020 was the worst month of my life. So my New Year’s goals were nowhere near front of mind.
Fortunately, I spent most of January in 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting with my church. My faith, my family, and my close friends got me through the things I had to face and I know they will get me through the things to come.
But I want a do-over.
So, 2020 starts for me today. And since February is my birthday month, this month truly will bring the start of a new year.
If January was a dumpster fire of a month for you, too, let’s start over together. Happy New Year!
Here’s what I’m doing to get back on track with my New Year’s goals.