A Dickens of a Year


2018 started over a week ago, but I’m barely out of the gates. Usually I’m off and running with new goals and new plans for a new year. It’s been a slow start — I’ve been more like a tortoise than a hare.

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What the dickens is wrong with me?

I got behind on my Bible reading plan in the first week.

I slept through my extra early morning alarm on January 2.
Then I turned off my alarm altogether.

I didn’t do one sit-up,
drink one smoothie,
or eat one vegetable
for the first 7 days of 2018.

I haven’t read one book.

My list of goals is remarkably shorter than in years past.

But you know what?
I’m ok with all that.
I’m giving myself grace.
And embracing “slow” —
as long as it’s teamed up with steady.
Slow and steady, steady and slow.

A dear friend of mine gave me this beautiful book for Christmas.

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Months ago I must have mentioned that I’ve never read any classics by Charles Dickens.
She’s that kind of friend.

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Instead of trying to repeat last year’s record of 52 books,
I’ve decided it’s going to be a Dickens of a year for me.

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Only 889 pages to go.
Slow and steady.

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