I feel like after seeing what has been happening all around me, I grew up a little. From being a little girl taking care of my younger brothers and not discovering who really am, to making it to this year of 2018. I can understand why I am here and experiencing all these events. I used to think to myself all the time since I gave birth to my little girl, how am I, as an 18-year-old mother going to get through the struggles? I faced a lot of disappointments and resentment, but grew out of the negativity and saw there is a way to get what I want for my future and my daughter's. I couldn't face why the father of my child could not grow up and just be an adult until I faced the fact I can have fun in life without being judgmental and harsh of the choices he makes. As teachers and friends always told me: we are only humans; we all make mistakes.
Everyone is currently engulfed in the warm glow of hope brought about by their New Year's resolutions, the dreams everyone has for the success and achievements 2018 will bring, the better, more accomplished, happier you that will inevitably emerge. I am thoroughly in support of setting goals and establishing a path to reach them, but not of these fleeting resolutions.
This time of year we all set new year's resolutions and want a fresh start. As long as we set our minds to the goals we want to accomplish, we can accomplish whatever we want! Many of us set goals of health and fitness in the new year and I have listed a few ways to stay motivated in the new year!
I don't even know where to start counting my blessings for 2017. Although I haven't had much of material things to boast, graces and blessings abound in terms of family, love, friends, and personal and emotional growth. This year gave me a number of reasons to say that life is indeed beautiful despite all its imperfections.
Lame and cliché title, I know. BUT! Hear me out, (please).
I've been looking back at 2017 as it ends, and I can see how big the year was. I started the year out on vacation with my husband in Colorado Springs. We went to the top of Pikes Peak for New Years Day. I couldn't have known just how symbolic that was going to be.
2018 is at the doorstep (or already here, depending on when you read this), but what will you do to make the year count? You've thought about it, but then also thought about what's for lunch...and then Nom Nom Nom. It seems silly to waste another year with the same old same old. Let me introduce you to some MEGA-awesome things to learn OR do to make 2018 feel like an achievement!
What are you most proud of this year?
Alright, so it's that time of year where people make their resolutions for the New Year. We all say we're going to do this, we're going to do that, but then we never do half of the things we said we were going to do. I'm one of those people, but I still like to make that list so at least I know I'm working toward something at some point.
I've always loved words. I've loved words, because they represent stories which can transport people to another time and place.
It’s that time of year again. "New Year, New Me!" "I refuse to walk into 2018 with 2017 problems." I’ll go to bed earlier, I’ll wake up and workout now, yada yada yada.
On Friday night I was bored as ever. Just moving to my mom’s small hometown almost three years ago, I met quite a few new people but all of them were much older than I, and they were more of my mom’s friends. With no real friends of my own, as all of my best friends lived out of state, I decided I needed a new adventure, solely of my own choosing. Mom and her friends had tickets to a semi-formal gala for some club or charity she and my family had supported. Faced with having to find a dress or pantsuit and strappy shoes to throw on, it just didn’t feel right. Did I really want to spend my night sitting and listening to people talk about things I had no idea of or cared to be bothered with? I had grown tired of settling for a Friday night at home but I didn’t want to end up at a nightclub or bar either.