So, last week on my Birthday!! What did I do?
|Bday comfy dress...flower was just for pic.|
I know many folks want to know what did I do. The BIG 30!! Well, I had a day to myself. I didn't go to my day job! I didn't do any type of work, not for my business either! Took my kid to school. Ran personal errands. Went to the gym for about 2 hours. Took myself to the movies and out to eat and just reflected on my New Journey and all I want to accomplish and how I will go about getting it done. Wrapped it up at Church. Overall, it was a pleasant day. Nothing bad happened. <--Which is ALWAYS a good thing! Received lots of love from social media. Which was very much appreciated. :) My family, who forgot on my 26th Bday year. Well, they all forgot again except for one calling late that evening (obviously they are not on facebook lol)...but I know who didn't forget about me - my Heavenly Father! :)
On, my birthday I started my 40 Days of Faith and 40 Days of Soul Fast! My church is doing the 40 Days of Faith - if you want to follow along you can subscribe to get the daily devotionals email to you here.
The 40 Days Soul Fast - is something I am doing for myself...via Cindy Trimm.
"The 40 Day Soul Fast is an eight-week study of the life of the soul, the practice of fasting, and the process of living more authentically. It is a transformational expedition that will lead you on an inward journey to greater health, happiness, and success as you learn to live from the inside out. “Ignite…a fire within you…changing you from the inside out…make a clean sweep of your lives!” –Jesus"
So, far it's been really life changing. Probably, think its kind of weird to do two at the same time but in
actuality - they kinda coincide with one another. Which is good for me! Last night, the text asked what was I learning about myself from this fast so far. My biggest area I struggle with is being consistent, in ALL things!
If you've been following this blog from the very beginning. You know I am not consistent with my postings! Lol! I can admit it. The first step is acknowledging it. Owning up to it. Then do better. I know I am not and I am trying to get better. During this 40 days - I will post as often as I can. One thing, I am learning about writing for this and for my other social media accounts. I don't want to be just writing stuff, just b/c it sounds good. I want to write what's in my spirit to write and what will be effective. Some days it's a lot to write and some days...not so much. So, it's iffy...but I want to come up with a plan to be consistent with all of it.
I also, have so many projects, I have started and not complete. So, during this time. I decided to make a goal to set some NEW short term goals to complete these things. By the end of this year!
Trying to wake up super early to work out - doesn't work for me. I do it for a month then I fall off. I realize, I am just not a EARLY BIRD at all. In my mornings, I just need my time with Jesus in prayer, get me and the kid straight & out the door! That's all I can do in the mornings. So, working out, studying the word and everything else that I do - is left for the evening times when I am fully AWAKE and not in a rush -> More effective for me!
I am realizing more and more and more. We all have different ways, to being effective in whatever it is we are trying to do. We can get other peoples suggestions about what they do BUT we have to figure out what works best for us to accomplishing our goals. So, we can be consistent and more effective.
So, that's the BIGGEST thing I am learning right now.