State of The H

I spent some time this morning evaluating 2006. Because I think better with a pen in my hand, I jotted down the thoughts as they zipped across the brain.

stuck to an exercise plan
lost 40 pounds/and 3.5 jean sizes
turned fat into muscle
got smarter with finances
started the process to purchase a house
found a church home that feeds my soul
received strength & confirmation From Above for personal struggles
worked on finding balance in emotions, time commitments, energy
tried to be more expressive, appreciative, and patient with family & friends
donated time & money to help where/when I could
became more honest about feelings
tried not to take everything so personal
worked on taming temper
improved my classroom management
tried to let go/delegate to pare down my time commitments (Stress level)
tried to manage stress by focusing on what really matters
became more heart-felt in my interactions with my students
decided to put finding an admin job officially...indefinitely...on hold

Basically, I just feel more comfortable in my own skin. I feel like I'm finally getting a handle on some things that I've struggled with for a while. And....although not every single aspect of my life is peachy-keen perfect, I'm pretty content with how things are going.

I figure that's a pretty good starting place for 2007, don't you?