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!
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.
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!