NEW YEAR ~ 2015

My Path

I can’t believe it is 2015 – THE YEAR I WILL TURN FORTY, TRAVEL TO ITALY and so many other amazing things…

CHILDREN: my oldest daughter will turn sixteen this year and get her driver’s license.  I am still in shock that she has grown up so fast.  I pray for her to remember to call upon God for all of her needs; this commitment will make her life so much easier.

FRIENDSHIP: my life has taken a turn in a direction I didn’t think it would ever go.  I have the most amazing friends in my life, helping lead me to figuring out who I am and reminding me that is okay to be just that.  I am forever thankful and pray that God blesses them all because of the unconditional love they have bestowed upon me.

BUSINESS: my career is about to take off.  I have planted so many seeds and am looking forward to watching them bloom into amazing opportunities, bearing profitable fruit.  I pray God will help keep me focused throughout the entire process.

TRAVEL: all of my efforts have led me to the travel my heart so desires.  I have wanted to make the voyage to Italy for as long as I can remember.  I believe all of my hard-earned life lessons have helped lead me to this moment in my life.  I finally have the self-confidence I need to go for it.

God be with me.

Happy New Year!
A~

Happy Half-Birthday To Me!

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I can’t believe that I am 39 1/2 today. In exactly 6 months I will be in Milan, Italy setting off on one of the greatest adventures of my life. It seems impossible that I’ve made it this far. The time is going by so fast. I have made so many plans in consideration of the process that I would go through leading up to this trip, that I have yet to complete. I made goals that I haven’t accomplished and promises that I haven’t kept, yet am at peace with it all. I am accepting the fact that I can only do my best each and every day and on some days my best is pure awesomeness, and on other days my best is an embarrassment.

I am learning to not be ashamed of my short-comings. I set huge goals and they are hard to achieve, but I like living like this! I would much rather make promises of amazing accomplishments and great success to myself and come up short, than to never dream. I do not want to except less than everything I am capable of in my life. I want to strive for my set goals and when needed, fail at accomplishing them. The process makes me whole.

I have fallen flat on my face, so to speak, so many times in the past 39 1/2 years. I have laughed and cried through it all because I am truly living. I am out there. I am alive. And people are taking notice.

The next 6 months are going to be amazing for many reasons. First and foremost, God is with me. I am also surrounded by friends that love me and make me better daily.  And, my children are paying close attention to see if I can do all that I need to do for myself and still find the time to love them. It’s not easy. I want to work, plan, write, build relationships; make my way in this life! But, without taking the time to be with God, care for my health and the needs of my beautiful daughters first, my best laid plans may never see the light of day.

May God lead us all to the light…and me to Italy in 181 days.  xo