Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The start of new things

Happy New Year to you!

Like many others, I thought it would be quite fun to look back over my year with the highlights highlighted, naturally. As I started with January, I started tearing up. Though the beginning was off to a good start with confessing my past addiction, the end of January was incredibly difficult with my Dad, but I’m thankful he's better now.

In February, we took a whale watching cruise and it was beautiful and serene and still one of my more popular posts to this day.

Come March, a lot happened. I started working again after being out on disability for almost 2 years, and it was incredibly difficult to start that new chapter in my life, not to mention humbling with how different the work was compared to my previous career.

There were struggles inward and outward, and if there’s one thing I can count on, it’s you with your amazing responses and comments when I’m down.

I did my first ever (and only) vlog too and loved it. Hopefully some time soon, I’ll do another.

In June, I shared a post about the seriousness of false sexual harassment, that needed to be shared. One that, I will never take lightly as it can so quickly ruin a man.

And then I had to talk about another topic, in July that is very close to me, since I was around “them” and saw, not to mention heard how they worked. Family decal stickers on your cars are a danger, and they need to be seen as danger!

Getting botox was one of the best things I could have ever done for myself, and you might be surprised to learn where I got it. It allowed me to have the confidence to participate in a flash mob on the busy streets of Milwaukee… probably the only flash mob I’ll ever be in.

Given my new found confidence, its only fitting I admit my egomaniac ways, forcing people to compliment me in order to feel better about myself. Believe it or not, it works…works very well.

Being told marriage is horrible before even getting married, is enough to want to have the best godly marriage possible.

It took awhile, but August is when I finally realized the importance of putting my phone down while driving, for good. I’m happy to say I haven’t done it since. The risks that we take texting and driving are unbelievable. I’m not sure I’d ever be able to forgive myself if I got into an accident while texting.

Its no surprise that I love Hawaii sunsets and this one just might be my all time favorite sunset. Taken with my “Monty” who performed like a dream with the absolute most beautiful sunset I’d ever witnessed.

I don’t think I’ll ever not have a PSA for you from time to time, so hopefully it didn’t come as too much of a surprise for me to have yet another one for you recently. But this was completely at my expense.  Sacrificing myself for your greater good. That’s what I’m all about here…you’re more than welcome.

This new year, I’m wishing you all the best. Not necessarily what you think is the best, but what God knows is best. I’m so thankful for all of you being here with me. I can’t wait for this year to be underway. I’m excited for it. More than excited, I’m flat out tickled and I hope you are too.

Happy New Year!! Here’s to 2013!

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Wendy said...

What an awesome recap of the past year! I loved your post on the family decal stickers. I wish I could get my sister to take it more seriously and take the decals off of her van. Happy New Year, friend!

Megan said...

I love that I was around for pretty much all of these posts!! : )

Behold the Metatron said...

Great recap. Just did mine too. And I'm with you on the botox underarms. I never did it... but it high school it was so bad for me. I would wear sweatshirts... and even sometimes to would cut through that. now, I only get it if I drink coffee. Still get it a little but not nearly as bad as before. Happy New year!


Laura Elizabeth said...

Thanks for your roundup of the year. It made my life so much easier when I was trying to do my catch up with what's been going on with you :)
I'm trying to get back in the blogosphere so I just popped by to say hello and I'm glad you're doing well!

My-cliffnotes said...

Happy new year friend, has Mr G done you know what yet? I'm beginning to have anxiety over it.

meme-and-he said...

happy new year, Emily!!! Love this recap of your year...you have a lot to be thankful for! can't wait to see what the next year brings you!

Laura Darling said...

Wow, what a year you have had. I hope 2013 is a great one for you!


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