So this year, I may have bit off more than I could chew. I always seem to struggle with Lent and Advent. I’m not sure if its the depression/thyroid or I just don’t like being told I HAVE to do something. Its probably a mixture of the two. I keep telling myself it takes 21 days to form a habit. Well, really it takes 66 days. I don’t say this to discourage. I say this as a reminder that there’s Lent then Easter and if you make it through both, you are golden. I’m starting to think I set too many goals. Maybe next year I will limit myself to two. A book and a personal vice.
Wins: I read all of the Depression book. I did some of the journal entries. We made it to Ash Wed, Good Friday, penance & Easter Masses or services. We spent loads of family time together. We started out good with the St. Therese book. I went to confession. I didn’t get a cold/flu.
Defeats: I did not read St. Faustina book. I didn’t meet some of my other personal goals. I didn’t go to Stations at all. I Slipped up and ate meat on one Friday. We did not finish up the St. Therese book. I was lazy about school most days.
So there is it. Me being honest about how Lent went.I didn’t keep all of my Lenten promises but I think I gained alot from what I did do. My favorite being the much needed family time. Maybe one day I will be able to reach expert level for Lent. I would love to hear about your experiences with your Lenten promises. Did you keep them? Did you do better than me? Did you form any good new habits? Are you feeling like a shiny new person?