Sunday, January 1, 2012

Here's to 2012!

It's January 1st! That means reflecting on the past year and planning for the new one.

Here is a snapshot of last year's post:

A lot of people are recapping the previous year, but for me, I really do not care to look back. A lot of personal decline occurred during 2010, along with a lot of deceit and broken promises. I will not allow these events to define who I am becoming. It's just a year, and I hopefully have many more in front of me!
"If I could do it all again,
I'd go back and change everything.
But time won't let me go."

My goals from last year weren't very specific, but they focused on loving myself, loving others, finding a spiritual home, getting healthy (emotionally and physically), etc. I think I did pretty well with loving myself and loving others, but I didn't do so well with finding a spiritual home. I got healthier, I think, but that needs a lot of improvement. EMOTIONALLY, I grew leaps and bounds. I said goodbye to several unhealthy relationships, and I grew, grew, grew. 

So here are a few highlights from my highly eventful year:


I learned to play the folk harp. I also started painting. I'm not very good at either, but these were very healing things for me.


I got my third tattoo!! It is my grandmother's signature made out of a spool of thread. (photo credit: Amy) Anthony and I also went to see Interpol in St. Louis, which was my Christmas present to him a year ago.


Anthony and I started dating on March 18, 2011. We got fish. :)


We went to Harrison, AK to spend Easter with Ant's family. It was a really nice time.


I spent a lot of time with Amy and Dave... without sunblock. My shoulders blistered, and it SUCKED.

A sweet, sweet friend of mine at the nursing home passed away. (I got permission from her son to post her photo.) I spoke at her funeral, and it was an extremely rough time for me.

I also turned 21! Ant and I went to Texas to visit my family. But before we went... he took me to see Mumford & Sons in Kansas City. IT WAS PHENOMENAL.


We went to Corpus Christie for the 4th of July. We spent the holiday with both mine and Anthony's family. It was a short trip, but worth everything.

I graduated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We got parakeets!! And also... they can fly. They got loose today, and Antho saved the day. ha 
I also started playing WoW, much to Anthony's delight.


We went camping, I dressed as Flo for Halloween, Lindsey and Brenden had their birthdays.... it was awesome. I love fall.


Evan turned 16! My family came from San Antonio, and Antho's family came from Arkansas to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. 


Sweet Avery Claire was born!!! And Anthony asked me to be his wife. :) :) :) :) :) It was a wonderful month.

And now it is January. Here are a few goals:

1. NOT become a bridezilla
2. Become a good wife to Anthony
3. Successfully move and find a new job in San Antonio
4. Get into graduate school
5. Read more
6. Get even healthier
7. Find a church home
8. Learn to play the mandolin

Happy New Year, everyone!!!


Lillian said...

Great recap! December was a great, great month for you!!! I am so excited for you and Anthony.

When are you moving to San Antonio? And what grad school are you going to?

Happy New Year!

Lily-Thinking Thoughts

Sydnee Crain said...

Im lovin' all but the moving part :::sigh:::

suzy said...

{i have been SO behind on my blog reading. i'm sorry i'm just commenting on this major life change now.}
SWEET PETE! congrats! so exciting. :) also: nice rock.

also: i LOVE that tattoo. i think i've said that before, but that's ok. it's good to say nice things lots.

Gwiddle said...

If you move to San Antonio can I visit??? My brother lives there!!! Great goals ps. And CONGRATS ON THE EMGAGEMENT!!!

Shewearscrazywell said...

I can't wait to see you in a wedding dress....your a beautiful lady...and your gonna be one heck of a bride!!! San Antonio is the bomb!! You're gonna have a blast living there. I love Texas. Although its been a long time since I was there...graduating basic training for the Air Force in 2002. :) I've served my four years and been out for about five years :) hee hee...I'm old :(...anywho...happy new year!!! Hearts, Janna Lynn

AVY said...

Wow, harp? That's unusual.

/ Avy

Amylou said...

Gosh! I'm still so excited for you! ENGAGED!!!
Looks like you had a really awesome year! So many happy moments!
Happy New Year Liz!

Mandy said...

2012 is going to be killer for you! :D And you're moving to San Antonio? How neat. We'll definitely have to plan a meet-up in the middle at some point.

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