>> Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Highlights of 2011
1) I was jobless in the beginning of January after moving to Virginia 6 months prior.
2) My husband and I started the year rocky to the point of what felt like Emotional death.
3) My kids were thriving in their new school and kept me having well needed laughs.
4) I was still jobless and decided......I now have time to do what I have always wanted to do and start my own Foundation.
5) I worked out for three consecutive months.
6) I saved up enough money to visit my family in New York with my children.
7) My husband initiated and asked the head of his company if I could go along with him to Myrtle Beach, on his work project for the week. It was a second honeymoon and a MUCH needed vacation for us and I had some alone time on the beach.
8) The children made a plan for how they wanted to spend their summer and my husband and I were able to check off 3/4 ths of their summer plans that were accomplished.
9) I cried almost everyday from not working.
10) My Foundation was approved and registered with the State of Virginia.
11) I fasted and prayed for 30 days of liquids only. It ended on a Saturday.
12) That following Wednesday (three days later) I received a phone call for a job offer in my field for Counseling/Therapy.
13) I had a Blog Party in celebration of my blog (LEA) for its two year anniversary.
14) We all went to New York to visit my family for Thanksgiving.
15) I love my work.
16) I celebrated my 2nd anniversary Blog Party for my humanitarian giving blog/foundation.
17) We celebrated Christmas with my husband's family in Virginia.
18) For Christmas my husband and I made an agreement to buy our kids and family/close friends gifts. Our gifts will come in the new year (when there are greater deals :) Until then, I gave him "Married Coupons" and I requested a "Love Letter", of which I received this week. Long time in coming but it was beautiful and at least I got it, right?
19) I still love my job.
*Lesson's learned last year: Cry when you need to cry; when things do not work out as planned, create another plan; be creative with the things you love to do most; do some humanitarian giving; spend time with you family, no matter what, because you need to be around them; Sometimes when things get rocky in your relationship, one of you has to make a drastic move towards positivity; stay spiritual, it's positive energy; remember in good times and bad to try to be consistent on meeting the needs of your children, they are covertly helping you as well; lastly, don't give up on your spouse.