What’s the Goal?

It’s that time of year again. Time to look back on 2014 and look ahead to 2015 and remember. Reflect. Set goals. New Year’s resolutions and all that. Right before Christmas, Alli decided she wanted to help me bake, so she was measuring out all of the dry ingredients and making a bit of a mess. Which is fine…I’m a messy baker myself. But then she said something that made me pause. She looked at the flour and sugar and cocoa powder all over the table and said, “I’m a terrible baker. I should just let you finish.” She started to….

Good things come to those who wait…or do they?

When I was little, I loved gymnastics. Nadia Comaneci was my role model, and I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast. I did gymnastics at the YWCA for a couple years and tried out for the team….and I made it. The first backhandspring of my first practice, I broke both bones of my forearm in half, and that was the end of my career. So, I did the next best thing. I tried out for cheerleading for 8th grade. And I didn’t make it. I tried out for cheerleading for 9th grade, and I didn’t make it. I tried out for cheerleading for 10th grade……and FINALLY….I made the team. I kept practicing. I kept trying. And finally, it all paid off. Good things don’t just come to those who wait….sometimes you have to work for it while you wait….sometimes you have to fight for it….