New Year~Fresh Start

Don’t you just love new beginnings?  In relationships, it’s always refreshing, looking forward to spending time with that new person in your life, what you will talk about as you all get to know one another better.  When you discover that you are ready to take the relationship to the next level.  The feeling of putting on new clothing for the first time, that brand new hairstyle that you just spent $125 on (that’s the most I ever spent), when flowers bloom, driving your new vehicle for the first time.  I was so ready for the new year, 2012 was a year of challenges for me.  We are settled, the move is over and it almost feels like it was a bad dream.  Almost….

I don’t set resolutions anymore, I just try to keep working on my goals and always trying to improve me…Whitney.  You would think that at my age, I wouldn’t need to improve much.  I’m always working on making me better, keeping my sanity without taking anyone out (truth for real).  Instead on focusing on what didn’t go right, I’m gonna list a few things that did work in my favor ~  I stopped putting chemicals in my hair and cut it all off, I got married and turned 50.  I am raising two amazing young women, they are good students and try very hard to make me proud of them.  I am very proud of my girls, I love them so much.

I also discovered that I can write stories about my life that people relate to, whether good, bad, funny or whatever.  I love blogging, I’ve met some beautiful women in the world of blogging and I’m beginning to see opportunities come my way.  This week I was featured as a favorite blog post on Parent Society’s Mommy Blog Hot List, their six favorite posts of the week.  To be honest, I have never heard of them, but the sight is for mom’s and building a great community.   I plan to attend at least one blogging conference this year.

I shared this last year, it’s wonderful and an alternative to New Year’s Resolutions.  It’s actually a greeting card that I purchased to send out to my closest friends.  I’m gonna have it framed, and put it right above my desk in my office…the Kitty Room as my husband calls it.  Let me know what you all think.  Thanks for your support, I truly appreciate everyone.  Have a good weekend!


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  1. I hope you all are settled in for the New Year and congrats I will check out the website
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  2. Happy New Year, Whitney! I love the card! So much inspiration in one little package! Like you, I’m not going the resolution route; rather, I’m working to improve some habits and introduce some new ones.
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  3. {Melinda} I don’t make resolutions anymore either, Whitney. It seems like it always set me up for feeling like I didn’t measure up. Building on the good stuff and making some new goals seems to work better for me.

    Happy New Year! Visiting from SITS!
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    • Melinda, that is soooo true and that’s how I feel when I don’t accomplish the “resolution”. Goals are so much better in my opinion. Thanks for visiting!

  4. What a great reminder of how to have a great 2013. I really don’t make resolutions, but I do write out some goals I want to run toward for the year. Here’s to our year ahead and happy SITS Saturday!
    Positively Alene recently posted..coming face to face with human trafficking and the exodus road.My Profile

    • Thank you, when I found this card I decided I was done with resolutions. Our word is goals! Thanks for visiting!

  5. Love this! Happy New Year! Visiting from SITS Sharefest!
    Star Forbis recently posted..The Top Tweets of 2012!My Profile

  6. Luv this list! Stopping by from SITS Saturday sharefest. Happy New Year too!
    Stacie recently posted..Real Talk – An Honest Look at 2012My Profile

  7. I’m glad you all are settled and the move is over. Congrats on being featured on Parent Society’s Mommy Blog Hot List! I just ‘liked’ your new Facebook page. Happy New Year!
    Sherelle recently posted..New Year’s Resolutions and ReflectionsMy Profile

  8. i have to agree – new beginnings are the best. 2013 serves as a clean slate, a blank piece of paper…it’s ours to design any way we like. you’re a wonderful writer and i’m convinced many more opportunities are coming your way!
    miss donna recently posted..personal style | casual winter outfitMy Profile

  9. Happy New Year!! What blogging conference do you want to go to this year?

    • Happy New Year, I see you must be getting settled. I would like to do either Blogalicious, BlogHer would be so nice since it’s gonna be in Chicago and I could drive. I remember you saying how pricey it was and I saw the prices on their site.

  10. You have been BUSY! Loved the card. Congratulations on your guest blog feature! Praying the very best for you and the family in 2013!

  11. Yay on your feature! Isn’t it so nice to be recognized :) Just liked you on FB! :)
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