As I take time today to reflect on what i accomplished in 2012, I look forward to doing bigger and better in 2013!
I kicked it up a notch for my 50th year, my 50th Christmas, the third year of my Mom's passing and just pushed myself a bit and did a few things different. I got some 5k's under my belt, tamed my debt a bit, then in the last quarter of this year I stepped out on faith and I can proudly say that as I type this blog for 2012, I am doing it in my new home I purchased in October. I can truly say that it wasn't on my radar at the beginning of this year, but to God be the glory, I worked it and here I sit in Olathe in my cute cape cod style home, wonderfully landscape yard
I took a leap of faith in January and quickly and hurriedly return to the classroom to finish that nagging requirement. Glory! I did two semesters and another great gain was seeing my grade a few weeks ago with a B. It was rough some days, I didn't want to get up and go, but I can proudly say that I only missed a total of three class periods out of two entire semesters. I proved to myself that I can do all things thru Christ who gives me strength!
I took on a team lead position at GM, last January the first time in my twelve year history. This proved by far to be the biggest leap of faith I endured in a long time. I had to leave my beloved Body shop and go back out to the abyss of Chassis and go on midnights for the first time in my life. I felt my life was in a fishbowl, it was downright ugly, exhausting, frustrating, humbling, stressful teaching situation. I had to step up my game, my people skills, my patience level, the whole big kit and caboodle. This I can say, I have learned leadership skills, I am still learning and I enjoy being a source to help others in their development.
I put my toe in the water in 2012 and ventured out on a date with a nice guy, well at the time I met him in July he was nice. We enjoyed each other and fell into a comfortable pattern but unfortunately it wasn't the right relationship that God wanted for me I believe now and it was ended, kind of sad in my view. I wanted to be happy and in love and cared for and have someone just as crazy about me as I was about him. For reason, we couldn't get pass that invisible wall and as much as I wanted to be happy and in love, it wasn't God ordained for me to spend the rest of my life with this man. So sadly it was ended and I didn't feel compelled to fight to maintain it, knowing sadly that it would not have lasted that lifetime of love that I am seeking. It taught me that people come into your life for a reason , for a season and for a lifetime and it taught me what I do not want in a relationship and what I will not put up with. That i know for sure and even though my heart is a bit fragile right now, I know that God truly wants His very best for me. I laughed, I loved, I lived, I cried, I move on
I completed a Couch to 5k program, got a few 5k under my belt.
I suffered some setbacks in September due to nerve issues with my left leg and my fitness plan feel to the wayside. I am refocusing, rededicating my direction, joined Lifetime, took weekly fitness classes, left Lifetime and joined Planet Fitness-which better suits what I need to do and easier on my budget
I missed my weight loss goal, but now more than ever I am determine to keep focused, work the weight loss plan and do the cardio necessary to get me to my goal. Lord willing, next December I will be in onederland, going to Tiffany's and getting my necklace.. My goal is to hit that by June and be running, not run/walk my 5k's! Yeah baby!
What is on tap for 2013. Credit card debt gone. No more just managing it. Focus, focus, focus and eliminate the threat. Funding for grad school. I find I can get a veteran's discount at Central Michigan University on line program. Save big time money, get a Master's degree in Management in Leadership. For some reason, I am being drawn to leadership and developing my role. I have been so blessed that I found a wonderful small church family right here in my new adopted city and have cultivated and developed a real relationship with the Pastor and cultivated a new friendship with the Church Administrator. I have been challenged to participate, to step out on faith and lead in my role in spreading the gospel to the world. Jesus is alive, death has lost the victory and the grave had been denied and I am so grateful to serve a loving and generous and forgiving God. As I said before, I will say again, His grace is greater that my foolishness and as I look forward to a brighter and better future, with God on my side, I can't be afraid of what man would do to me!
God bless my family, my spark family and my friends . During those frustrated moments, those time when I cried my Moma's name, I still thank God, even in my times of loneliness that He answered my prayers and cured my Mom of cancer and she is truly having the best New Years Eve in heaven again with her Mom and Dad and Grandmother, whole, healthy and happy! Happy New Year