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2012- Things Accomplished and Lessons Learned- A Butterfly is emerging

Sunday, December 30, 2012

As I looked back on 2012 I realized I have grown as a person. I believe in doing this it will help reach all of my goals including health, weight and fitness. This year : 1. I participated in and planned 2 beginning experience retreats to heal myself & others divorce pain . 2. I have forgiven my ex- husband. 3. I have forgiven my self for my divorce. 4. I survived a bad car accident in June . 5. I went alone to Red Mountain Resort and Spa in Utah for a weight loss and wellness retreat and hiked daily. 6.Made several new friends and went to events which I wouldn't have done before. 7. I bought a electric lawn mower and hedge clippers and do my own yard work now. 8. I Painted my bedroom and bathroom by myself and even moved the furniture alone. 9. Joined a professional development committee at work 10. Joined Spark People 11. Made my vision collage 12. Had a personal trainer for 3 months 13. Let God lead my choices and decisions daily. 14. Discovered joy and happiness which I had been missing for a long time. 15. Having gratitude for all that I have instead of focusing on what I don't. 16. The most important thing I did this year was for the 1st time ever I can say I love myself and who I am. At times I've struggled with this because I have always had low or no self esteem. Living 40 years as the fat shy girl. As I started to feel good about me I didn't want people to think I was arrogant or cocky. But I learned having healthy self esteem is good and normal. I've always taken care of others, ill parents, I work as I nurse and an alcoholic spouse. I was never a priority in my life. I am learning by loving myself and taking care of myself I have more to give others and I never looked at myself as a leader but I am now on the management team at work and mentor staff . I couldn't have kids but I am referred to by patients,coworkers ,doctors as the Mom of the unit . People look to me for guidance and leadership and often healthy recipes and fitness advice, The spark is becoming a flame and the caterpillar is becoming a butterfly emoticon
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  • JUDYAMK
    You made a lot of healthy accomplishments for 2012, more than any one I know. As soon as I arrive home tomorrow night from work I am going to make goals for myself I thank you for the push you have given to me.
    Judy
    2135 days ago
  • CAMSEDGE
    Congratulations...you have come a long way and obviously are on the road upward. emoticon
    2141 days ago
  • MAGI_5
    You are awesome. Thanks for your inspiration. I am looking forward to a great year of change for my family and myself. Good luck on another changing and growing year.-Ma
    2144 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Your list must be very therapeutic. You have a new life. It seems like you are making many positive moves in your new life. emoticon
    2147 days ago
  • LIFTINGLIFE
    that's awesome and inspiring, that's the kind of 2013 that I want to have! Scratch that, that's the kind of 2013 that I WILL have!!

    2147 days ago
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