Sunday, January 6, 2013

i feel like i say this in every post that i write, but im sorry for the time between posts. 

2012 is gone & 2013 is here. . . so strange to say and think of all that has happened within the last year. 

as i've been thinking about the last year, ive been reminded of what a topsy/turvy year it has been. 

2012 was a rough year. i mean, it was good but it definitely had it's rough patches. 

Some of the highlights?

 I got engaged! April Fool's Day will always hold a special place in my heart :)

 and then i planned a wedding in less than 3 months. . .

 and then i went back to blonde. . . i think i like it?! :)

and most recently, i started a new job and am really enjoying it! :D

 and now i'm in 2013 thinking about what this coming year is going to look like. clearly, i have no idea but i do know that there are things that i want to work on.

1. i want to rid myself of negativity and negative people. in the last week i've deleted 100 people from facebook. it felt really good.
2. i want to say sorry less, and really mean it when i do have to say it. if an apology is given more than once, there comes a time where you move on. this year, i'm moving on.
3. i want to truly love/be kind to others as i am with myself. that means i'm probably going to have to learn to love myself a little bit more.
4. i want to be healthier-- mind. body. soul. spirit. everything. eating right. working out. surrounding myself with beauty. you name. 
5. i want to be more organized & free of clutter! i told my husband that we will be doing a spring cleaning and he had better get excited about it!

those are just a few of the things i want to work on this year. im not a fan of the word "resolution" but i do want to better myself this year. not just for myself, but for those around me, too. 

so, who knows what this blog will look like. it'll probably look like what it has for the last year or so. but maybe with a more hopeful lookout on things. or a kinder one. or. . . who knows?

happy new year to you all. 
and remember to be kind. to yourself and others.
i'll definitely be practicing that this year. . . 



Anne Jackson said...

<3 <3 <3

Joy said...

I love your post...and happy I haven't been deleted as your FB friend. I love #5 in the things you want to work on...I read it to Jon...his comment was "poor Jason." I told him they could feel bad for each other because the same thing is happening in the Walter household.
Blessings on your New Year!
Love, Joy

gramma said...

Hi Lauren, I don't like the word "resolutions" either....but like you, there are many things I need to do, and I should start, making a list....not sure if Grampa would be impressed or not, cuz some of it would involve him too.....hehe...So happy you are enjoying your new job...would like to hear more about it sometime.....Hi to your hubby.....and I love your blonde hair....Love you....gramma

Angie Vik said...

I like the idea of resolutions, but it's discouraging if I don't follow through. I like your well-thought out goals. Mind if I borrow a few? Glad you're enjoying married life and your new job.

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