I am like a lot of people. I am glad that 2015 is over, and ready to start something new in 2016. Like most people, I have no clue what that is. I have an idea of what I do not want it to be, so, I figured that is a good place to start.Two thousand and fifteen was a year that was full of highs and lows. One of the lowest points were the two very serious bouts of depression that I had. I mean, lasting for a very long time and took a lot of effort to get out of. That in itself is something that I want to avoid in two thousand and sixteen. So far, so good… but as with anything associated with this disease, it is hard to tell what will set it off. So, I hope to learn what the triggers are and find real solutions to the problem.

I ended the year trying to start the Rosary prayer on a daily basis. I did well for a few weeks, but then, I let that linger and fell away from that. Well, it is a known fact for me, that it did help me to focus my day, so… why did I stop? Who knows, other than the fact that I am not perfect. I hope to make this more of a habit, even on the weekends. It is a goal, and I hope to make it.

Lastly, for this next year, I want to build better relationships. In all honesty, I have a small group of friends, but I want to make those relationships better. I want to be a better husband, leader, friend, and father. I don’t think I did a bad job last year, but I think I can do better. I want to grow and be a better Catholic.

Those are my goals for 2016. Pray that I will make it.


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