Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Was A Good Year - Finally.

As 2011 comes to an end, I can honestly say, this has been a really good year. There is nothing I could truly complain about. This is the first time I have ever been able to say that since I was living at home with my parents as a teen. Seriously.

I did not have to spend a single day "alone". 
At no point did I feel unloved. 
I had everything I needed to be comfortable and to survive in life. 
I was able to travel. 
I made new friends. 
I was accepted to a University I thought for sure would promptly hang my application up in the trash can as soon as they received it. 
I got to see my youngest sister get married, and got to be with my entire family all at once.
I got to throw my first Christmas party ever. 
I met other Military widows who quickly turned into beautiful friends. 
I made some mistakes, and learned from them. 
I got to spend lots of time in the sun. 
I was introduced to a ton of new, amazing music. 
I picked up a couple writing internships (though small, you can't beat experience!)
I got to see a couple concerts. 

And so on. 

Somewhere between hell and here, life has become - easy. And pleasant. It's what I always wished my life would be (minus the obvious, but I think ya'll get the point). The only thing standing in my way right this very second is me and my fear of impending doom. Yes, I admit, I have been trained to assume that around every corner, something is there waiting to tear me to shreds again. Especially when things start feeling "ok".  However, I refuse to let that get the best of me. I may be running on "Karie time" when it comes to getting things done, but I will get them done eventually. I won't let the past hinder my future.

Damn it. 

So, this year I suppose one of my resolutions will be to stop being so scared of life, and to stop taking myself so seriously. I need to let loose a little and maybe even, god forbid, act before I think once in a while. I don't think that's such a bad thing! I want to feel more free. I want to get back to me. The real me.

And that includes getting rid of my foopah. I was so close last year. Soooo close. Then I lost motivation in typical Karie form. Well, back to the gym. Again. 

So, my official resolutions are as follows:

-Lighten up. Do one thing a month that is COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone.
-Lose my evil gut. Eat more vegetables, eat less meat, drink more water, work out at least four days a week (ON A BAD WEEK!)
-Knock five things off of my bucket list. (One must be traveling outside of the US). 
-Try to keep my thoughts positive

I hope that everyone who reads this had a great year, too. And I hope that next year is not the rapture. Because that would really suck.

2012! WOOT WOOT! 

15 words of wisdom:

Birdie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great post!! I'm glad you had a good year :) I'm working on acting before I think too. I have an anxiety disorder that holds me back, but I intend to beat it. Happy New Year! (almost!)

Halina said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm glad that you had such a good year! I really know the feeling of being scared that something might pop up at the next corner that might ruin my life, as I lost my Dad (now six years ago) and I've had problems relaxing ever since. Sometimes I think I'm mad... but the last year, I've felt things getting a step-by-step a little better.

A Happy New Year to you!

Kandice Poirier said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great goals! I have to tell you about toneitup.com, you should check it out. I bought the meal plan and I have lost only 3.5lbs BUT 7.5 inches off my body! Karena and Katrina are AMAZING. if you decide to join (membership is free, the menu plan (life long membership) is $150), get a twitter! my username is @kandiipie :)

I got the dress yesterday! IT IS GORGEOUS! i posted a blog about it here :) http://sugarzombielife.blogspot.com/2011/12/dress.html on my new blog. sorry for switching things up, i was just ready for a fresh start... and the new year seems like the perfect time to do it!

Karie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Birdie - We can do it!

Halina - I'm really sorry about your dad.

Kandice - YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!

Recently Roached said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Loved reading this. :) Glad you had a good year :)

Karie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Roached - Why thank you. <3 I hope you had a great one, too!

Ms. Leigh said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awesome Karie. It is great to see things are turning around after the chaos and storm have ended. Keep those positive flowing!
Here is too a fantastic 2012

Jorah Day said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like this. It's nice to see someone feel content. And I think those are GREAT resolutions. :)
<3
-J

Miss Sassy Pants said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

=) Yaay, I am always happy to head people had a good year, even if it's people I don't know.

karen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Come tooooooo ... Caaaaaanadaaaaaaaaaa. Vancouver, to be specific. Doooooo eeeeeeeet!

I am waiting. With kids and all. For you and whoever you choose to bring. Canada really is a foreign destination, you know this right?

Karie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Karen - Nick and I keep talking about going to Canada. Seriously. If we go, I promise, it will be to your neck of the woods.

....And thank you Sassy Pants. IT WAS DUE! Lol

Karie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ms Leigh - HECK YES! Next year is gonna be even better, dang it!

Jorah - Better days will come.

chambanachik said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy for you.

Ayana said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So happy for you Karie! i hope 2012 brings you even more happiness and success in all you do!

Rock Chef said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ha, that last line was hilarious!

I hope that 2012 is a great year for you and I look forward to seeing you achieve all of those things that you listed above, especially the travelling which really seems to be good for you.

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