I am taking part in the #nablopomo18 writing party.
Wow, where to begin? This past year has been crazy. Being able to purchase my own space for blogging had been a dream come true. Even though the process of making it mine was longer than I wanted or expected it to take. I can still feel the calmness and creativity flow when I walk through the door. Having something that is mine – that my blog enabled me to buy is putting an exclamation point on the fact that my work does and still matters. Influencers are never going away.
But also I learned in this past year that I must continue to strive to learn more. Attending workshops, networking with others as well as reading are a few things that make me thrive. But I also need to remember to take a break before I am tired and give out that I can’t help but not take a break.
Raul changing jobs towards the end of the year was one of the best things that could have happened to our family. The constant pressure of living paycheck to paycheck is off his back and we have some extra money to do some fun things together as a family. Like taking trips to Los Angeles to see Maddie and visiting Mikaela in Greensboro.
This time last year, I was still driving Gracie to school and I will admit that I kind of miss it a little bit. I liked those mornings and afternoons when we would chat about world events as well as things that are going in our lives. But I will admit that I don’t miss the question what’s for dinner?
I also learned the importance of having a few close friends. I learned that is important to have that one super close friend that you can be the good, the bad and the ugly with than to have many friends who don’t know the real you. I had that friend all along but only discovered the beauty of this type of friendship with her this year. She is truly a blessing from God.
I also have learned not to be disappointed in others because they are only human. Things that I might place importance on may seem insignificant to others so I have learned to just let the bad go and forgive them because as Jesus said: “Forgive them they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34
But most of all I hope that I have learned to place the value of being there, in the present instead of worrying about the past and the future. Because it is the present where I truly found my happiness and where I found my renewed faith.