Sunday, January 1, 2017

Bringing the year to a close

Hello everyone, I know it's been a LONG time since my last post...and here it is...the only post of 2016...First, this past year has been full of firsts and lasts in my life, some public, some private.  As I sit here just before midnight on New Year's Eve, sharing my chair with 2 scared dogs, I was thinking about a few things.  This year is ending on a different note, I don't have that "I'm done with 2016" feeling. What I'm feeling is "let's continue with the good and leave behind the bad". True, the end of the year can feel like a good time for an ending and beginning but we should never wait until the first day of the year to start something new or good that will benefit us or the ones we love.

For those of you who I don't see or are not Facebook friends of mine, I'll share a few quick updates...I'm coming up on 2 years at a job I really like that I feel suits my personality and skills.  I have a great church family and I love the ministry that I'm serving in.  I've managed to do a handful of 5ks, 10ks and half marathons this year thanks to a group called Black Girls Run and an extra supportive smaller running group with my bestie, Jessica. I have a GREAT boyfriend, John, who is supportive and my family members are all doing well. I decided to go back to school for something that I love....interior design. Don't get this confused with Interior Decorating.  Interior Design deals with everything from the size and shape of the structure/room to lighting, textures, furniture, electrical layout...all the details.

In 2017, I want to continue to better my health, live in a way that others know they matter and that I care and to continue on the path of finding what God has for me.  I don't want to come to the end of 2017 with the "let's hurry up and be done" attitude...I'm looking forward to what's in store in 2017.

I'm going to ask everyone, if you would like to be removed from this distribution list, just let me know...the posts are probably not going to be as long, but I'm going to try and do one once a month..You all know I'm NOT in favor of sending stuff if you don't want it.

Also you can follow my business page "Mind of a Ladybug" on Facebook, or view my Etsy store....it may not be up much longer since I will be looking to do a website this year....I have a whole 365 days to get it together...lol.  There are only a FEW items listed on Etsy since most of the stuff I do it custom made...but you can view pics of pretty much all my work on the facebook page.

Well, that's it for now...and for 2016, see you all next year!