Friday, January 6, 2012

2012 New Year...New Start

I always love it when the new year comes, its a fresh start. You can put the past behind you and start over from scratch if you'd like. That is my plan for this year, more or less. 2011 was a good year for was a rebuilding year after a very hard and emotional 2010. I am thankful for 2011, i grew and learned a lot. I was able to see God providing for me every corner i turned. It was incredible. However, it was not without difficulties of its own. like any year there were times of sadness, despair, confusion but GOD IS GOOD. Through those times he placed incredible friends and family in my life to encourage and guide me. Looking back it truly is incredible to see how the right person comes into your life at the right time to say exactly what you need to hear. Thats how our God works...incredible. I don't know about you but its hard to wrap my mind around that kind of love and attention to detail! 

Okay so as for 2012, this is what i would like to see in this year....
*Growth- Growth in my relationship with God, depth in the relationships and friendships that i currently have, growth in my knowledge not only of what im studying but what i should be doing with what im learning. 
*Motivation-Motivation to give it my all, to be ready and willing for whatever God is going to place in my life this year. Motivation not only to do what i should be doing but doing so with passion and enthusiasm. To live my day to day life to give glory to The Lord and not just to check another day off the calendar!
*Discipline- Discipline with my time, Bible study, finances, health, relationships, priorities... I want this for my life, i know the freedom that will come with it...i just need to get there. No more excuses! 
*Compassion- There are so many things that i am passionate about but for the most part that's where it ends. In my heart i long to do more, to be active, to make a difference. However, i do NOTHING. That changes in 2012! I want to get involved, help make others aware, i want to be the hands and feet of Christ! (I am going to begin to highlight a different cause or organization every month or so. i want others to know and if nothing else be praying for these organizations. Keep your eyes peeled!)
*Love & not talking about a husband...haha Although, if God provided this year i would be thrilled. I am talking about love and acceptance of myself and others. I don't think im alone when i say that i am defiantly my own worst critic. Im tired of that way of thinking, if i don't love myself how can i expect anyone else to. This year i want to focus on getting to know myself and allowing God to reveal truths to me that have been covered up for WAY to long by lies. I want to become more loving of others, to be more intentional with building relationships and allowing God to work through me while doing so!

I don't know about you but i am excited about 2012! I think it will be a great year! I ask that you keep me accountable on these things... feel free to check in on me, encourage me, call me out if you have to! :) Happy New Year!! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 My Year at a Glance

Okay so i think its safe to say that i havent been the regular blogger. I am going to try and work on it but i have said that before so no promises. I felt like this would be a great time to fill everyone in on the past year since i wasnt great about blogging on it. hold on to your seats this is going to be a fast trip through 2011.....Here we go!

January 2011 

I GOT A JOB!!!!! Not only did i get a job but i have the most incredible job i could imagine. I am the administrative assistant for the Early Childhood Department and i work with the most amazing ladies ever! It has truly been a blessing!! 

SNOW!!! lots and lots of snow! This was my first winter in NWA and we had a lot of the white stuff. It was beautiful but i was not a fan of being trapped inside for a week!!! 

Spring 2011

I got a new CAR!!!! I had been needing one for a while and my other dad Jerry found me a great deal!!! I was wanting something a little bigger and he found me the perfect ride! I got a Ford Escape! 
  More School!! I am still in school at JBU working SLLOOWWWLLLYY through my Masters in Community Counseling as well as Marriage and Family Therapy. I have never been a big fan of school work but if i have to go somewhere im happy its at JBU! 

Summer 2011

My Birthday!!!! 
Also this summer i took a girls trip with Allie, Liz, Charla, Beth, and Calleen to Memphis for a concert. We went to see............ 
It was incredible!!! we had so much fun, AJ even came down our aisle and held my hand and sang to me! I felt like a 13 year old starstruck girl all over again!!! 

ITS A BOY!!! Also this summer i got a new addition.....his name is Rugsby!!!! He is a Bichon Frise puppy and i adore him!!! I would LOVE to tell you he is still this small but my "little man" is weighing in at over 16lbs these days!! Still as cute as can be!!

Random event of the year!!!! okay so get this....i have a twitter account and shortly after my NKOTBSB experience i was checking it rather fact im not ashamed to say that i started following almost all of them. In August i got a message that i had someone following me.....guess who it was?!?!?!?!
maybe you remember him like this..
Thats right!!! Joey Lawrence started following me! i still have no idea how this happened i wasnt even following him...i even tweeted about it and got a response! 
Joey Lawrence 
 well you should come on now!! :)
How Crazy is that!!! My very small brush with stardom!! 

Fall 2011
This fall my friend Jessica and i took a little weekend trip to......
it was Awesome!!!! We had a blast! It was my first non family vacation and we did it up right! I cant wait to go back!!! 
The rest of fall has been wrapped up in Thanksgiving and Christmas and Finals and all of those fun but busy activities. It truly has been a blessed year and i am looking forward to what 2012 has to offer! I hope to keep you better posted this year!! Hang with me!!