Kick it

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We all have a bucket list, whether we admit to it or not. And that list is usually numbered 1 thru 10.  So what’s the 11th item on the list?  At this point in life there is definitely something else that I really want to do.  I love food and enjoy everything about it.  I have recently added “learning how to really cook” to my bucket list.  I would love some professional training.  I want to eventually to experience food like Queen Latifah did in the movie Last Holiday…just not dying…and then find out that I am not dying.  No added stress. LOL.  I have vowed that in 2014, I will start my training.  I will journal the adventure.  So excited about the 11th item.  I will not forget the first 10 of the list, as I will be checking items of that list also this year. 2014 here I come!

Resolved

Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?  I have forgotten many, but when it counted…I kept one. It was the stroke of midnight headed into 2010 and as family gathered around and my children laughed, I told myself no more. I had been living a life where I no longer knew who I was. Ii had lost my identity.  The free-spirited girl from Cali was no longer.  I had become a person that tried too hard to please a man that I could not, my husband.  We were just from different worlds and our stars and moons collided in a way that made our universe unstable.  I had been given the best gifts ever, my boys, but again, I lost all hope of what could be.  I remember a young lady who ran in the wind and smiled at life.  I longed for her again.  I wanted to make a different in the world and not be frowned upon for wanting to do so.  I am not a selfish being.  I am a leader and a lover of life.  I made a resolution as the fireworks lit up the skies and the poppers played the tune of a New Year. I will be that woman again.  To this day, I have kept that resolution and will NEVER waiver.  I am ME. Live. Love. Laugh.

Stroke of Midnight

Last night at the stroke of midnight I was lying in bed thinking about what has happened in 2013 and what will happen in 2014.  There is the planned and unplanned.  I am looking forward to making a lot of small changes and some big ones.  I will get back to the old me and embrace the new me.  Passion and drive will fuel lots of love, laughter, pain, and growth.  I am looking forwarding to shedding pounds, growing hair, expanding business, and living life.  At the stroke of midnight, I had a smile on my face.  I was surrounded by love and support and had a vision for what 2014 will look like.  I am excited about living again and it feels great!  It feels absolutely wonderful. Time to kick 2014’s butt!! Happy New Year!