Since all the cool kids are doing it, I suppose it's time to throw my hat in the mix and post my obligatory ‘2011 thoughts’ post.
My year has had a lot more downs than ups, but this years ups have been so much more appreciated than ever before and heavily outweigh the downs. The one thing I am insanely grateful for is my new found ability to forgive and forget… Things happen, let them go and move on. The weight on your shoulders will be more of a burden than anything, so forget about revenge, forget about karma and forget about betrayal. We’re all flawed, we all make mistakes and we've all hurt people we care about. The way we deal with it all is what allows us to move on to a happier and healthier life.
Last year at this same time, I would have received running shoes, personal training sessions and reflective winter running gear... so when did my interests change so drastically? For my reputations sake, I'm still moderately active... last year at this time however, I ran about eight miles a day and lived in spandex and a sports bra. You could say I was a bit obsessive with my fitness.
2011 has been a year of changes for me. I dropped what was toxic, focused on what made life simple and easy and set attainable goals that I have since spent a considerable amount of time and energy accomplishing. I realized what was important about my world and my life and learned how to ignore what the media continuously told me I was supposed to care about.
I have had my blog for almost five months now and I could not be happier with it! I have made some amazingly talented blogger friends and I absolutely love hearing all about their lives and thoughts each and every day. Through all of you, I am exposed to a whole new world with tons of new inspirations and ideas that I incorporate into my every day life. All of your creativity helps me to really appreciate what is simple about every single day!
I've had a few people that have been extremely instrumental in my happiness over the course of this year.
|ohhhh I'm gonna get yelled at for posting this picture...|
|Breast Cancer awareness walk, 2011|
|Sometimes you just need to punch something... your good friends are the ones punching things in parking lots, right along with you.|
|You bet your ass those are velcro high tops.|
Just some thoughts on 2011 = )