During the weeks I was on bed rest and couch rest from the Great Fall of 2019, I had a lot of time to think and find the blessings in my life.
During the month prior to my fall, I was in a deep depression. I was feeling depressed about doing the same thing every day and feeling trapped at home by my disability, limited public transportation and finances. My depression had become so bad that I had writers block and was just barely getting by each day.
After my fall, being confined to my bed and needing my wife and others to wait on me hand and foot for more than a week, I quickly missed being able to simply get out of my bed on my own and doing anything by myself in my own home. I quickly ended my depression over the “Same ole same ole” blues and eagerly wanted to return to being independent and writing again.
Prior to my fall I had been both worried and depressed about finances. Like most Americans, I worry about our budget and making sure we can pay our bills.
During the time I was recovering from my fall I was able to develop a plan to ensure we not only have a budget, but we stuck to it, I have implemented my plan and although it still needs a bit of tweaking, I can say I am more at peace with money management.
To pass time during my recovery, I spent a lot of time thinking about what direction I wanted my career to go after I recovered. Although I had it pretty much lined out before the fall, it didn’t hurt to fine tune it a bit and start to develop a plan to achieve my goals. (I will share more on my 2020 resolution post to this blog.)
Most importantly during my downtime, I spent a lot of time in prayer. I believe I have not only developed a better connection with both God and my faith, I also have learned not to worry so much about life.
I know there is going to be a lot of medical bills coming my way that will add up to lot of money, but I have not worried about the cost. Instead I have prayed to God about the bills and he has blessed us with some extra money coming into our budget by the time (if not before) the medical bills arrive and come due.
Now that I can work in my office at least half a day before I need to elevate my leg and rest, I am full of optimism and excitement about my future. I also know that 2020 will be a breakout year for me professionally and for both myself and my wife personally because of God’s blessings.