I know what you're thinking... "Where have you been?!!" A year has passed since my last blog entry, and I truly just don't know where time has gone!
February 2013. Wow. I will soon be 44 years old. Wow again. I just don't even know where to start. However, it's time for me to start writing again, for those of you who care, and I think this hobby of mine will prove to be therapy for me, and I hope to inspire or in some way touch lives while I vent.
God has shown me so many things since I last posted. Honestly, life has not been real cool to me over the past months. Shoot, let's be honest, it's just been plain rough. I look forward to sharing some of these things, but for now I will leave it at this worldly struggle will not defeat me, because I know that God is leading me. Be on guard, friends, as the enemy is lurking out there, and he wants to kill, steal, and destroy. You can be as dedicated and faithful as possible, and still life will sometimes hand you something that leaves you scratching your head. Scratch away, and then decide that you may be temporarily down, but you are in no way out for the count!
Some things that I plan for 2013:
*I will take care of me! Not at all meant in a selfish way, but I'm not getting any younger, and it's time I get back into shape!
*I will continue to have fun! I really do enjoy doing silly things sometimes, and this year a biggie will be seeing Bon Jovi in concert in March nearly 26 years after the first time I saw them!
*I will relish every moment I have with my kids! I always do, but they are just growing up so darn fast, we have a lot of memories to make and not much time to do it!
*I will cherish the people I love in my life even more than ever. A future blog will tell you that I lost one of the men that I loved the very most in my life in the past few months, and his death affected me profoundly. Life is too short for us not to enjoy the people we love.
*I will be a better friend. Gosh, I have some good friends out there. Some of you I haven't even seen for quite a while, and I'd like to change that.
*I will learn a new hobby! I need something to do in my tiny bit of free time, but I also think that I have allowed my own needs to be pushed aside for long enough. It's time for some "me" time!
*I will write more! (And, if things go well, I will pursue more writing opportunities!)
*I will be stronger. I will be smarter. I will be the best me I can be!