Monday, January 02, 2012

:: 2012 ::

As I have been blog hopping this morning, I have seen so many "Year in Review" posts out there. I'm not going to write one of those. I will tell you this, I am SO HAPPY to leave 2011 behind. It wasn't a bad year...I don't want to forget it... I just have no desire to have that many personal revelations about myself again.

Sounds selfish? You are correct. I've had a great life. I've never had to endure anything that was so difficult I thought I might die. Things have always come naturally easy for me. For the first time in my life, they didn't. I actually had to figure out what was worth doing and achieving for myself. I AM 33! Shouldn't I know this already? I should, but I didn't.

Although I've always struggled with my ever increasing weight, this year I've actually started to battle it. I've always been an active member of the church, and this year I've actually started to work on building a testimony to figure out if it was correct. I've always known I wanted to be a mother, but this year I'm learning how to be the correct mother for my children... and shocked that they each need a different kind of mother. I've actually learned to say no. I've made decisions about being a working mother that I haven't come to a conclusion about. I've actually realized how much money we make and how much we spend and found out how much we should be spending... and am almost okay with it. I've figured out what I can live without, and what makes my life easier (Diet Soda and evenings out with friends). I've become an adult and I can't do anything about it.

So anyway, I guess I just wrote a year in review of the things on my mind... and with that being said, I'll set my same resolutions that I do every year:
1. lose weight
2. get organized
3. spend less money
4. be happy

... and this year I may just accomplish them.


Angie said...

Lori, I appreciate this post more than you know. I've had quite a few personal revelations myself that are a bit hard to admit and swallow. I'm intrigued by yours and would love to talk to you more about them in more detail - especially on your testimony of the church and mothering. I've had a lot on my mind lately in these areas. I know we don't talk much, but I love you. I think you are super woman!=)

This Place is a Disaster! said...
We need to get together and chat more often...Did I just say that out loud?

Hays said...

2011 was rough here too.

bring on 2012!

Andrea Johnson said...

Just when I think I've had enough lessons, I find Heavenly Father gives me something new to learn (or re-learn). I used to think I was a patient person.... I've discovered I'm not. Glad to see your blog is current. i haven't posted on ours in YEARS because I have been working 2 jobs and haven't had much other than routine! I hope you are doing well and hope to see you in 2012! Love ya! Annie

silvioafonso said...


Eu juro que não estou perdendo
o fôlego com as maravilhas
da natureza, mas tam-
bém juro que tenho, ainda, mui-
to por dizer e também para
aprender. Para dizer que o meu
amor é tão grande que eu preci-
saria nascer muitas outras vezes
para provar o quanto eu gosto
de viver. De viver para aprender
que depois da escuridão das
noites e o frio das madrugadas
raiará um lindo dia.

Tô seguindo o seu blog e me fa-
ria feliz saber que você segue o

Palhaço Poeta


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