I know February is a short month, but wow, where did it go? This was by far the most stressful month I’ve had in a very long time. Beginning in about the second week, my back was in excruciating pain. I suffer from chronic back pain, but the back pain this month was hard to deal with. Thankfully, I’ve been seeing a chiropractor and receiving massages from a massage therapist. I know one of the reasons I was in so much pain was because of the stress, but thankfully the event that was stressing me out was over on 2/28! The pain is still there, but, not as bad as it has been. It’s been replaced by headaches and thumb pain (possibly on my phone too much?).
February I felt stretched in all areas of my life. I was in pain physically, mentally, and spiritually, but I’ve seen so much growth as an individual, it’s been painful, but beneficial.
I didn’t make goals for February or for this year. I’m realizing that, every year I create goals that I hardly ever achieve, so I have a few written down in my journal, but I haven’t shared them as much.
- I led worship at our churches women’s retreat
- I was asked to be the maid of honor for my best friend's wedding J
- I received four contributions for my trip (I haven’t even sent out a letter yet)
- I filed my taxes (no last minute returns this year!)
- I had extreme back pain, but actually did something about it this time
February felt very long and short at the same time. My word of the year “persistence” has held true. Persist through the pain, persist through the stress, persist through the frustrations. God, always comes in right on time. He is never late.
How was your February? Was it particularly hard? Did you feel as stretched as I did? Comment below. As always, I'd love to hear from you.