Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good-bye, 2011

Well, this has been an interesting break so far. And this whole year has just been something else. Let's do a quick recap.

In 2011:
-I changed my major.
-I saw way more doctors than I really cared to.
-I think I actually bonded with people.
-I lost just over 25% of my body weight.
-I learned how to say "no".
-I started to attempt the art of baking.
-I realized what a great community I've been blessed with.
-I gave up on some draining "friendships", and
-I built some better ones.
-I missed my best friend like crazy.
-I learned that even though we're used to being a long-distance couple, it gets harder all the time.
-I learned that I don't have as many limits as I thought, but also that
-I'm not SuperWoman.

I smiled, I cried. I laughed and sang. This has probably been the best year yet, and that makes me excited to see what comes in 2012.

Being the planner that I am, I've already been thinking about 2012 and what I'm expecting and looking forward to.
-Getting a roommate.
-Growing in everything.
-Loving more.
-Learning more.
-Trusting more.
-Finally getting answers about my back.
-Actually taking time to slow down.

And hopefully, those answers will be coming in the next few weeks. That's all I'm going to say right now, because I still feel like I don't know anything. As I am typing this, I am literally waiting on a phone call that will tell me what my next step is and what my near future will hold. Fun, right?

For 2012, I decided that I'm going to keep a gratitude journal. To keep ourselves accountable, my friend and I will both blog about some of our entries at least once a week. I am definitely looking forward to doing this! I'm getting myself a nice journal tonight so I'll be more motivated to keep up with it. Another fun project I'm wanting to do is keep a "memory jar" to go through next year on New Year's Eve. (There are so many good ideas on Pinterest!)

So, here we go. Just 7 hours left of 2011, and I am looking forward to the adventures that are ahead of me. Happy New Year!