Happy New Year!!!! 2012!!

1 Jan

New Year's Eve 2011

Wow! It seems as if 2011 just flew by! It was a great year though. A much happier year for me than the previous year.

The previous year I was a bit melancholy.. Happy to be married, but severely home sick and depressed that I didn’t have a job, hardly any friends, and I missed my home of North Carolina!!!  2011 brought a new job, new friends, and honestly new hope. I started learning even more about myself and truly desired to get closer to God.  I vowed to read my bible more, and I did but I DEF could still improve in that area! I said I was going to care more about my health and I have but there is definitely room for improvement in that department!

Was there anything I would change about 2011? No because I believe everything in life happens for a reason. Any arguments, disappointments, successes and/or failures.. It’s all a part of life even if we don’t understand the reason or point of it all at the time.  If there was anything I could change, maybe it was simply that the things that made me sad or put me down, I didn’t dwell on as long or maybe that I stopped beating myself up about things that I had no control over or that just simply were. I know that’s a bad habit of mine and I’m working each and every day to improve in that area. When things go wrong they just do at times. When mistakes happen, they just happen. There’s no need to be upset about it, you just gotta pick yourself up and keep movin and not allowed the inner you to replay that tape in your mind a million times! I think that’s something I’m continuously working on. Im down to half a million plays in the mind.. (lol)

Anyways, I spent my New Year’s Eve in a pretty agitated mode, but convinced myself I was going to make the best of it, got dressed up real cute, and spent the night with friends! I actually enjoyed myself and my friend Lari’s husband made sure that I wasn’t getting hit on too much and my husband’s frat brothers would tell my friend’s uncle, “she’s married to one of our boys” lol…… I love how they protected me and made me feel so loved 🙂 When the clock striked 12, I was in my friend’s house avoiding the gun fire in the air (apparently that’s something done every new year’s but it makes me super nervous,lol so I stayed inside!) I ate some great food and
was surrounded by great friends!

 

I’m truly excited for what the new year has in store. I know that there are some pretty great friends of mine getting married this year, looking forward to seeing some special friends have lil ones, and just having an overall great year! Im not going to necessarily make some serious resolution or vow because I know the commitment I need to make to myself this year. I need to be better to myself and to treat myself like the princess I am. I’m going to continue with natural soaps (they’ve changed my skin completely!), growing this hair out of mine and taking better care of it, striving to be in the best shape and have a healthy lifestyle, and continue to get closer to God. I need to spend more time in The Word, and truly take what I can from it. I know it’s there, I just have to focus. At times I tend to let myself Go, but I need to remember that I’m important, I’m special, and I need to treat myself as such. In fact you do too… It’s not about what’s on the outside, but when you look good on the outside, it makes ya just feel a lot better on the inside. I challenge you too to take better care of yourself, invest more time in yourself. I definitely am going to strive to do that myself and not just put any old thing on but to have more cute days and less “I just threw this on to go out the house” days. I’m telling you, it makes a difference.

2012 BABY!

So that’s what my focus is on this year.. What about you? Time is never promised to anyone, and I’m not going to say it’s a new year so you can start over with whatever it is. You can ALWAYS start over. I don’t care if it’s a new year, the middle of the year, end of the year or whatever. Whatever your heart desires, there is no time like the present to make it happen. Dedicate more time and effort to yourself. I know, it’s hard.. I have no kids, and I’m honestly not that busy, but I still know how hard it is to focus on the one person looking at you in the mirror. It’s so much easier to focus on everyone else, but you’ve gotta focus on yourself. If you don’t believe you deserve it who will? I’m starting now. So that means more time in my bible, more effort in choosing foods at the grocery store, more hair appointments, pedicures, sleep (although that’s not been a problem), effort in choosing clothes, and just living.
God created us to be the awesome individuals we are. Why not give em what he ask for?  

PEACE!

Until Next Time, Much Love,

Mrs. SPJ 🙂

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3 Responses to “Happy New Year!!!! 2012!!”

  1. Deborah January 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Very well said Mrs. Jones, now if only you can stick to what you said. I agree we do need to get more into the Bible and God. We also need to focus on you and everything will fall into place. Getting upset over things I cannot control is my goal this year. I am going to use my energy on much better things.

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  2. Louise Jones January 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    What you said really applies to everyone not only you. My message to you is live life to the fulliest without regrets. I agree with your Mom about getting more into the bible and putting your trust in God. He is your saving grace. Stephanie you are in my prayers and I love you and wish the best.

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  3. jennip68 January 2, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    Looks like 2011 was good to you…Can’t wait to see what 2012 brings!!
    the-sweet-pea-life.blogspot.com

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