How often we say we will do something “someday.” Especially at this time of year we make New Year resolutions that starting the first of this year I am going to actually do those things I keep saying I will do “someday.”
Unfortunately someday seems to never come.
Because I seldom kept those New Year resolutions, because my “someday” never seemed to really come, I quit making resolutions many years ago.
But this year I sat down on New Year’s Eve and wrote down several resolutions, several things I have kept saying I will do “someday.” For me 2017 is the year I must keep those resolutions.
Because life is passing by much too quickly. In April I will be 69 – just a year away from 70. I have never had a problem with aging. I celebrated those milestone birthdays of 30, 40, 50 and 60 without any concerns. But the thought of turning 70 – I am not looking forward to that. To me, at 70 I will be “old.”
It has dawned on me that if I am going to do something “someday” it needs to be now. Those pictures sitting in boxes that I am going to put in a scrapbook and note who the people are in the pictures….those stories of my childhood I want my grandchildren to know….the will that needs to be updated.
I have also had to acknowledge that if I want to live a healthy, active life in the coming years, losing weight “someday” needs to be now. Eating healthier needs to be now.
So this year I am going to make my “someday” a reality. It’s only the 12th of the month, but so far I am doing well at working on that list of someday.
Wish me well!