2019 – A Good Year
2019 was a year of getting things done. I accomplished way more than I expected. So, yeah, I’m doing the happy dance today. I have spent the last couple of weeks looking back on 2019, what worked, what didn’t, and what I want to achieve in 2020.
I greeted 2019 with a goal and a plan.
That plan included writing, lots and lots of writing. It also included research, lots and lots of research. One thing I’ve learned over the course of this year is that every once in a while you have to look at what you are doing and be willing to make adjustments. As a result I made a number of really important adjustments. The first of had to do with prioritizing my current projects.
The year started with a major focus on structuring and completing a long term and very involved writing project. I gave an enormous amount of time and energy to this project. I had to come to terms with the fact that it would take much longer to accomplish than I first realized. I would either have to abandon the project or shift its importance.
The adjustment I made was in how much time I was willing to give to that one project. While it was, and still is important to me to finish the project, I had to break it down into smaller pieces. That way it would not keep me from accomplishing other equally important things. That one project could have sidelined me all year if I hadn’t stopped to take stock at the end of the first quarter.
I’m really proud of myself for not allowing the behemoth to prevent me from accomplishing all my other goals. Since I started this blog in 2019, I knew it was going to be a huge learning curve and demand a lot of time. Since I really wanted to do this I wanted to invest most of my time on building my site. So, the behemoth got caged while I worked on getting establishing Beyond the Dalet. I’m pleased with the results.
I now have two sites. This one, Beyond the Dalet and Thru the Dalet, my prophetic site.
Since Thru the Dalet has been up and running, I have also written and published three books, each with a prophetic focus. Visit the site for free downloads. I have had a very busy year. With the behemoth living the background I can add notes and collect data for the project without the unnecessary pressure to produce a finished product before its time.
The Balancing Act
At the onset of 2019 I was dealing with serious physical limitations brought on by injury and complications. In a nutshell, I could hardly walk. I had to drive around the grocery store in one of those motorized cart. Yeah, humiliating but necessary. It started with when I tore my Achilles tendon in 2017. I was laid up for quite a while. I hated being immobilized. Because of my sedentary state I got stiff and achy. To add insult to injury, I sort of poisoned myself with prolonged use of pain killers and icy hot. I had been applying topical pain killers on foot and my lower back. I was also taking ibuprofen daily just to function. The issue with my back got so bad that I couldn’t stand upright. So I applied more topical pain killer.
It was in late 2018 when I found out that the issue with my back was related to my kidneys and not muscular. Who knew???? Basically I was poisoning myself with painkillers. My liver and kidneys were severely taxed and couldn’t keep up with the demand of processing so much medication.
So I went on a detox regime to clean my system out and hopefully regain my health.
At the beginning of 2019 I was only a few months into my detoxing program. In an effort to manage pain I went on an anti-inflammatory diet. I was progressing but it was really slow going. That is until September, when I had a major breakthrough. The turnaround has made it possible for me to get back on my feet, literally. My quantum leap occurred when I started going to the local park district to use the whirlpool. I started doing it to deal with stress and in hopes that it would facilitate my detox.
If I knew earlier I would have started this much sooner. After three visits to the whirlpool over the course of one week I had significant results. I was walking again. I could get up without pain. I could stand upright again. This was no small fete. I was able to shop without the assistance of the mobile cart. I didn’t have to spend two days recovering after one trip to the grocery store. It was like getting my life back. Since then I have been able to shift to a maintenance program of twice a week. Later this week I will be able to get on the treadmill again.
So, yeah 2019 has been a good year, not without challenges, but good nonetheless. I’m smiling. I’m ready to meet 2020. It will have all new challenges and obstacles to overcome. But as Marie Forleo says, “Everything is figureoutable.”
Let’s open this new gift together. HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR!