I hope you all brought in the NEW YEAR the best way you saw fit!
Thank you all for rocking with me. I blogged more in 2013 than I ever did in my whole life!! Shared quite a few dating stories and some insight on relationships, love, live, romance etc.
Looking forward to sharing more with you this year.
l never set New Year, New Me resolutions because for me self-improvement is continual. I’m always striving to be better!
But — I’m thinking of taking some acting classes (as a little girl, I dreamed of being an actress), will possibly start a Masters program this year (creative or professional writing and/or finance), and finish writing my memoir. I will likely host/ produce my first poetry salon. Performing makes me happy. (So does logging beach time.) And — I’m always working on fitness goals. Always!!
Oh, because I write about dating and the single life — I should mention that I’m open to finding a suitable partner in 2014. The single life has been very rewarding for me and I’ve embraced it, but I think I’m getting close to meeting a good candidate!! Yes, optimism!
Going forward, I will do more of what makes me happy and focus less on perfection because it’s part of what enables me to keep my guard up.
“Perfection is a disease of a nation… Strip away the masquerade. The illusion has been shed. Are you happy with yourself? ” -Beyonce, Pretty Hurts
2013 was not without surprises.
–My ex-boyfriend (of 11 years) had a massive stroke in August and is still paralyzed on one side. We were separated for two years by then, but I went into slight shock and had plenty of mixed feelings. I wrote about him here and here. Once he recovered speech, he called me and confirmed what I was feeling – from his perspective. We took one another for granted. I wrote about his girlfriend too.
–This past November, my mother lost her ability to stand and walk – she had bone spurs on her C-spine (neck) that were pressing on the nerves. She underwent surgery and is in a nursing home recovering. The great news is she’s walking again and doing better.
On the flip side, I spent plenty of time with family. I’m looking to do even more of that going forward. I never want to take anyone for granted – that’s a horrible feeling.
We can’t get time back. All we have is now. Cherish the moment; avoid the pain of squandering them. Love people while they are here.
Cheers everyone. To health, happiness, prosperity and all the good stuff!