Monday, December 21, 2009

7 Days and Counting

As my birthday moves closer and closer, I can't help but think more and more about the new year and what I want to accomplish. Here's a brief list of what I've been thinking about: Feel free to comment and leave some of your 2o10 goals. Maybe we can help e/o out and be held accountable..that always helps!

1. Pray and read my Bible everyday and write down what I'm thankful for
2. Keep a dream/idea journal
3. Be more graceful
4. Practice patience
5. Have more one on one mommy/JoJo time
6. Cook 3-4 days a week
7. Get 30 minutes of some kind of exercise every week (Ya'll knew it was coming)
8. Write or blog everyday

I have more of course, but I'm stuck right now.... I have a list somewhere...

9. Be (even) more organized! HAHA

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12 Days of My Birthday

Okay, so I'll be 25 in 12 days and I realized last night that I'm kinda scared to turn 25. Up until now, I've been playing it cool and acting like I have it all together, but **This Just In..." I DON'T! I'm actually rather unprepared. As a 25 year old, what will some of my new expectations and responsibilities be? Should I know what I want to do with my life? I don't. Should I have a certain amount of money in the bank? I definitely have a certain amount and that's

I asked my self a question, "WHAT DO I WANT" and it's funny (not really) because I don't have a clue...but then again who does....maybe 26 year olds do....I know a lot of people are going to tell me that it's okay to not have a clue what you want to do, but then what do you do...(I'm a lil frustrated if you can't tell).

In that same journal, I wrote...."WHO AM I" I have a lot more answers to that question than the first and maybe seeing who I really think I am, will help me figure out what I want and who I want to be...

I'm thinking of a REINVENTION OF SHAREE. There are so many things I want to change, but I'm not sure how.......I've been taking small steps and that's a good place to start I guess.....

Can't wait until Christmas and then my bday and then it's 2010, just like that....oh my.....


Thursday, December 3, 2009

25 DAYS TIL 25

Well, there are 25 days until my 25th birthday and I figured out what I want to share from my Road to 25. This year, was especially hard for me for so many reasons. One being that I broke up with my boyfriend of 6 years (only to get back with him) but I broke up with him so that I could be happy. I thought I was out of love with him, and for a while, I think I was, but then something happened.... don't ask what, because I honestly don't know, but something did. I started learning about love, for real.

Love is not always pretty, on-time, convenient or expecting. Actually, it's rather annoying, obnoxious and tiring. Even though we weren't together, Julio never hesitated to tell me he loved me and was even more willing to show me. Of course, the whole "It's not you, it's me......really" conversation didn't go over too well, but hey, it was the truth.

I had been going through so much in the months leading up to our naturally my mind was everywhere, no place in particular, just everywhere on everything. When we got back together a couple months later, we had a loooooooong talk about what we wanted for and from eachother and ourselves.....a looooooooooooooong talk. Over the past couple of months, we have been working to make ourselves better and happier so that we could make e/o better and happy.

Love revealed itself just in time and showed me that God actually does know what he's doing when he puts (or takes) people in/out of your life. For me, loving Julio didn't come easy, I had to work at it (it's getting easier though) and I really see that Love will reveal itself when it wants. Learning the hard way may not be so bad in the end.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Birthday Countdown ( 26 Days Left)

So every year, I do a countdown to my birthday (December 28) starting on the 1st. I've been doing countdowns since I turned 16. In high school, I would write the countdown on the board of every class I went to. Even though my birthday fell during our Christmas break, I made sure it was top of mind. Anyway, now all of my readers have the pleasure of counting down the days until my 25th Birthday. I can't believe it! I'll be a quarter of a century old! So for the rest of the countdown, I'll be doing a road to 25 list and each day, I'll write about something new or different that I learned on the way to 25.

Wow, where to begin, I guess I'll start with one of the most important, yet harder things I learned this year:
True friends are true in every sense of the word: I broke up with my best friend of nine years and it happened to be one of the best decisions I had made in long line of bad decisions