Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year


It’s 8:00 pm on New Year’s Eve.  This time last year I was excited and filled with expectation.  2012 was going to be BIG.  And it was. 

I went back to school.  My baby girl graduated high school and started college.  I traveled to the Bahamas and to Chicago.  I celebrated my 48th birthday.  I hired a trainer and have challenged myself physically and mentally like never before.

Right now, at 8:00 pm on New Year’s Eve I am exhausted.  I finally understand what it means when people say that it’s okay to say, “no”.  I couldn't take on one more thing if I wanted to.  When I decided to do all the stuff that I did I had no idea that it would wear me out the way that it has.  I’m tired.

I’m not excited today like I was 365 days ago.  My expectations were off the charts last year.  This year, I’m a little more subdued.  In a good way.  My hope for 2013 is that God gives me the strength and the desire to continue doing what I’m doing.  School is challenging but I have a 4.0 and I will continue to work hard in order to finish on top.  Training is challenging but I will not become a frail old lady.  I will be strong and beautiful until I leave here.  Count on it.


2012 was fantastic.  It was awesome.  It was eye-opening.  It was emotional.  It was everything.













2013 will be more of the same ... with more rest though.  Happy New Year!

9 comments:

Cassandra said...

Just looking at your exercising and running pictures has made me tired....just kidding. Congratulation on achieving what you set out to do in 2012!

TJ said...

What an awesome year! Happy New Year Chele!!!

unityfalls said...

Happy New Year!!!

Diva (in Demand) said...

Don't forget that you inspired others throughout the whole year!!!!!! (speaking as one who was inspired)

:)

BluJewel said...

Happy New Year Chele! May you continue to move forward blessed with God's favour, grace, and mercy guiding you.

Tee Reese said...

Happy New Year!

Tarsha! said...

Happy New Year! So happy for you that 2012 was everything you planned for it to be!

Continued blessings and miracles for 2013

bayoucreole said...

Happy New Year Chele!

LadyLee said...

Happy New Year, Chele!