The past few weeks and days, I have been taking stock of myself. There have been a few good motivators in this.
First of all, I have completed my latest task, which was helping Ojai UMC define and own a Vision during this appointment year.
To be "Showing God's love to the community of the Ojai Valley by the 4 R's: Reconciliation, Renewal, Revitalization, and Restoration." (Ojai UMC 4/2/09 [Ad Board 4/8/09])
Second, I have lost a lot of weight recently, and am now having to redefine my wardrobe. You see, I apparently never learned the rules of weight gain. I threw out all of the old clothes I had that didn't fit anymore. I kept what still fit, and kept right on going with my life. I need new clothes before these all fall off me at a very inopportune time.
Third, I am coming up on some significant milestones. I am turning 35, and will no longer be considered a young adult in the UMC. I am going to celebrate 10 years of appointment this July. I will celebrate 5 years of marriage to an awesome woman this May. And later in July my baby girl will celebrate her 1st birthday.
So it was with interest that I saw these articles come across my reading platforms on the web. To all the men out there reading this. I suggest you take a look and take stock for yourself. You may find you need some work, or are farther along than you thought.
31 Things Every Man Should Own [I own 23 of 31]
Dating Question: What Is a Man? [Since I figured I better brush up before celebrating my 5th Anniversary]