Over the past 8 years, January has become known to me as Suckuary. So many bad or “downer” things have happened in my life during this month that it’s all I can do not to say, “Happy New Year!” and wish I could skip to Groundhog Day.
This year, however, I started out January 1st ever determined to not just get through Suckuary, but to turn it around, so to speak. The first week turned out all right, then I hit a significant roadblock this week that had a bigger impact than it should just because of the timing of it.
I put my foot down, declaring, “Suckuary. Ends. This. Year!” I enlisted people to pray for me. I woke up each day determined to keep my focus and meet each Suckuary reminder/event head on.
I want to reclaim January as a positive month on my calendar. January used to be so much fun. January includes not only my birthday, but the birthdays of several friends. January was full of great memories — a higher number of snow days we could play in, basketball games, skating, bowling, and all sorts of good times.
I’ve realized that Suckuary exists only because I’ve allowed it to have power in my life. Suckuary can only end if I make up my mind that it ends and make choices based out of that mindset.
Suckuary. Ends. This. Year.