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Hello 2012!!!

It was totally my intention to write an "ADIOS!! 2011!" post, but it turns out I didn't have any time. And, to be honest, it would've been a Debbie Downer post anyway.

2011 sucked. Sucked the big one. I know, I know, I should look at and focus on the positive, and normally I do, but really, there wasn't a whole lot in 2011 that was positive. I went to more funerals and wakes in 2011 than in all previous years...combined.

2011 has left me somewhat "leery" to be excited for the new year...and now that I've written that, I know what my New Year's Resolution is. To not let fear take away excitement for the future.

Yes, I will still live today to the fullest, but I will NOT let fear take away my hope for tomorrow!

In 2012, I will gain a sister and "officially" a nephew (although I've considered him that for a long time, already!).

In 2012, I will use a passport for the very first time.

In 2012, I will become the mother of a brand new driver. (Extra prayers there, please!)

In 2012, I will become a life long advocate for weddings on New Year's Eve. (FABULOUS time last night! Post forthcoming...)

In 2012, I will focus on gratitude. On being thankful for what God has blessed me with.

In 2012, I will celebrate 11 years of marriage to the most amazing man.

In 2012, I will strive to be the best wife I can be. The best mother I can be. The WOMAN God intended me to be.

In 2012, I will (try, try again) to lose these dang saddlebags...a co-worker just gave me the Couch to 5K program. Think I can do it?

What else will 2012 hold for me? I don't know. But I do know that good or bad, happy or sad, God has a plan!

Happy New Year! Here's to 2012...CHEERS!!


  1. Living life to the fullest, without fear, is my goal for this year as well!

    I have done C25K more than it! You. Can. Do. It. :)

  2. I am doing the couch to 5k this year to! I took our family pictures a few days ago and it wasn't until then that I realized how big I have gotten. So not cool!

  3. Love the idea of living life without the fear...I think we could all try a little of that. I'm sure your 2012 will be fantastic, and I look forward to reading all about it, right here! (Also, really curious about the C25K's a sparkle in my eye right now, but I'm thinking about it!)

  4. I know what you mean! CHEERS!

    m ^..^

  5. I kinda feel the same way. Just came out of a hard year, and for the first time of my life felt a little fear when thinking of the new year to come (usually it's nothing but excitement). Still. I have a feeling this year WILL be fantastic. :)

    CHEERS for a great year!

  6. I KNOW you can do the Couch to 5K program! That is a great one. I used it myself. I wish you the best in 2012.

  7. Good to know I'm not the only one who had just an entire failure of positivity in 2011. Both I and my husband buried our loving mothers. The year was catastrophic in a few ways, good or bad counted....either way it was hectic.

    But yes, 2012 is going to be awesome! I hope you have fun travels with your passport. I didn't get mine until I was 22 and I peed my pants with excitement at going out of the country!!!

    I wish you luck on all your goals, cheers to the new year :)

  8. There are simply some years, that try as we may to spin it into something "good", it just can't be. Life is certainly a roller coaster at times. 2012 looks to hold lots of good, happy, times for you, so you have much to look forward to!

  9. Listening to the testimonies at our church on New Years Eve and then reading your post...there have been more than a few ppl glad to be in a new year, leaving 2011 far behind...hope and pray 2012 is more user friendly for you. :)

  10. Ok M....couch to 5k. You can do it! If I can do it, YOU CAN! I ran my first 5k last June...and I gave it up last Sept. I need to get back on the bandwagon. I'll send you my cell number- we can text inspiration to each other! ( I had 2 friends who went through the program with me and we communicatied via was fantastic! However, you can expect me to send some that say "GET ON THE TREADMILL!") Anyway...I love your positive outlook on 2012. 2011 sucked big eggs for us too for more reasons that will never be posted on the blog/facebook.


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