The clock just doesn't stop, doesn't it?
Well, not for me at least.
I just keep spinning a web that never seems to end, all the while I am determined that 2011 will be a GREAT year.
I've had so much fun preparing for the Christmas holidays, enjoying festive parties, relishing in the company of my family and friends BUT...
before I knew it...
It was all over.
There was so much preparation and such a busy holiday schedule, but it was SO worth it and I loved every second of it.
I have so many happy (& not-so-happy) memories.
It was a holiday that I'll hold dear, never to be forgotten.
I've put my heart on the edge of breaking for the sake of the people I love, but it was worth the risk.
Sometimes, taking a risk is worth it and prevents one from making the same mistakes over and over.
In the past month, I've learned things since and...
I have grown wiser.
If you are wondering if my Christmas decorations are still out...they are.
I still light up the house every evening when I return from work.
I'm sure soon I'll slowly start taking it down...but what's the rush?
I really think it should be Christmas every day...
No, not the expense of it...but the JOY of it!!!!
So far, I am 16 days into the new year and MANY things have changed already!
Without making any resolutions or promises to myself or others,
I prayed for a sign to lead me in the right direction for the new year...
and I got it!
Do you see the PEACE sign above?
Funny...I really didn't even have to look hard for it...it was right there in front of me the whole time :)
(it's amazing what I see through my camera lens!)
I am living life, enjoying every second and I'm determined to be POSITIVE and at PEACE!
Changes were made at work...LOVE it!
Changes were made in my eating habits...not-so-loving-it but it needed to be done.
Changes were made mentally...learning to accept the things I cannot change.
Changes were made physically...walking and bike riding does a body (& a brain good)!!!
But most importantly, my biggest change wasn't a "change" at all.
It was remembering who I AM.
Sometimes in life and also in the blog world too, it is easy to forget "who" we really are.
There are all kinds of influences, trends, fads and temptations and before you know it...you are sitting front and center on the bandwagon.
I can say this because I know this.
It's happened to me and although the ride was good, I'm over it.
I'm not much of a follower. I never was.
And I wouldn't even call myself a leader.
But I AM a friend and a great CHEERleader!
I've met some beautiful people along the way and for that I am grateful.
Sometimes it's hard to appreciate the new growth when we are covered in rust...know what I mean?
We get set in our same old routines and then we start thinking life is boring...
It's not boring at all!
It's all what WE make of it, and the possibilities are endless!
If I don't succeed in anything else today, I hope at least I'll light a fire under your butt to step back, take a breath, and ask yourself...
Are you where you want to be today?
If so...I'm so happy for you, I love your PEACE!!! :)
If not...it's never too late to be YOU! :))
I am determined to never let another night fall without being grateful for who I am, what I've accomplished with my own two hands, having people in my life who love me and most of all...praying that I never forget it!!!!
Not even for a second!
I apologize for being absent for a month but I really needed to regroup and think about which road I will take next.
My computer is not attached to the edge of my fingers but I do hope to start posting often again.
My blog is very important to me...it is my soul and I have no intentions of giving it up.
I appreciate that you visit and I love love LOVE hearing from you.
Thanks to all of you who checked up on me...you are awesome!
I'm so looking forward to spending 2011 with you...
if this is where you choose to be *wink wink!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!