Cheers to a New Year!!
“A little rain mixed with God's sunshine, a little pain makes me appreciate the good times”.
2019 was one of the best, yet most uncomfortable years that I’ve ever experienced. This was the year that I choose to focus on my spiritual growth and healing, which sent me on a roller coaster of feelings. The most valuable lesson that I have learned this year is not to react/respond out of emotion. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been led by my emotions. I’ve always fought to make sure my feelings were heard and understood, which didn’t leave a lot of time for listening. When you take the time to just hear someone out (especially when they’re most vulnerable), it opens up a whole new world of conversations and possibilities.
My greatest accomplishment this year would have to be launching this blog. Taking the time to dive into my past and heal old wounds (with the help of God and a great therapist) created the opportunity to trust in my story and its ability to help a woman, young or old, come to peace with her journey.
I’m grateful for so much and the many people who believe in me and my abilities. My husband and children keep me motivated to strive for greater while letting me know I am enough. And let me tell you about my tribe… My tribe consists of family and friends that keep me humble and sane (because I get on my own nerves sometimes). They are also a reminder of the importance of love, communication, and forgiveness.
My hope for 2020 is to continue to evolve. To continue to dive into my craft and to continue on this journey of self-discovery and self-love. No new year, new me...because there are parts of the old me that made me who I am today. Instead, I’ll channel a quote by C.S. Lewis, “there are far, far better things ahead than we leave behind”.
Happy New Year Dolls!!