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Welcome 2013!!!!

I am so glad it is a new year because honestly 2012 was a bitch. Please excuse my language but it was a rough year for me.

But I see hope on the horizon for this year. It helps that I had most of the first week of the new year off from work. I had a chance to rest, regroup and plan. Also I was put on some new meds. At for the first time in weeks, I feel like myself again.

Tomorrow,  I return to work. I will miss being a lady of leisure. I continue this lifestyle if I win the lottery,  divorce and marry a rich guy or write an awesome best selling novel. Well, I don't see those things happening. So I return to the world of work, a little more energized.

I looked at my 12 things I wanted to accomplish in 2012 to see how I did.

  • 1. More visits from JJ in RR.
  • There were no visits from JJ in 2012 but I did visit him a lot in 2012.
  • 2. Continue with my recovery from ED.
  • It continues to be a daily struggle. But I will continue to fight the fight against ED.
  • 3. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
  • I didn't have time to volunteer but I have started delivering magazines to nursing homes, senior seniors and other nonprofits.
  • 4. Make learning how to swim a priority.
  • It came down to not having time.
  • 5. Be more positive.
  • This is a daily thing I work on. For every bad thought, there must be a positive thought.
  • 6. Work on keeping clutter to a minimum.
  • I can't say this is a work in progress. I have a second bedroom full of boxes.
  • 7. Attend church on a regular basis.
  • I am sorry to say I haven't did this but I am reading  daily devotional and praying more.
  • 8. Be a better friend.
  • To some I was a good friend but to others, I have been reclusive.
  • 9. Try to eat breakfast every day.
  • Three out of five days a week I do.
  • 10. Enter the NC Press Association News, Editorial and Photojournalism contest.
  • The newspaper entered some stuff of mine. Hopefully, I will know soon.
  • 11. Stop procrastinating so much.

Is there hope for a serial procrastinator.

12. To live in the joy of the present moment.
This always happens when I am with JJ.

After  looking at my list, I decided on what I want to accomplish in 2013. I present my 13 in 13.

  • 1. I will spend more time with my son at his home and at my home.
  • 2. I will not let ED win. I will continue the fight.
  • 3. Focus more on my love of photography.
  • 4. Learn how to swim and buy a cute bathing suit.
  • 5. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
  • 6. Clear out the clutter in the back bedroom.
  • 7. Attend church on a regular basis.
  • 8. Be a better person. Instead of complaining find a solution.
  • 9. Don't be so reclusive. Reach out to others more.
  • 10. Improve my writing skills.
  • 11. Start the process of fixing my smile.

12. Cook more instead of frozen dinners.

13. Become a kick ass newspaper designer.

It is going to be a pretty decent year. I can just feel it in my bones.

1. Downton Abbey returns tonight. YAY!!!
2. Got a subscription to Rolling Stone and Cosmopolitan for Christmas.
3. Happy I am healthy enough to enjoy another year!


  1. hope you get everything on your list done.... especially swimming... my bff and I swimming . it truly helps melt away the mental stress...


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