My Life Being Renewed: Ending of 2013

Ending of 2013

December 16, 2013


I can't believe that 2013 is coming to an end in a couple if weeks! I thought it would be fun to talk about everything that happened in 2013- both good & bad.

//We finally sold our house!!
//We moved to a much better place- an apartment close to our jobs & away from our negative neighbors.
// We had our land cleared, well installed & electricity going. My husband designed our house-plans down to the detail- including enlarging my walk-in closet- does my husband know me or what?!
//Our new house construction will be starting January 2014. We have decided on the framing & foundation contractor- he is also going to do our Harding-board siding. 
//I have made several new friends & I have been getting out more & doing fun things like art, going for coffee & lunch with the girls. 
// I tried alligator & fried Oreos for the first time! The alligator tasted similar to chicken!
//My husband & I both have great jobs downtown- I love my boss & co-workers.
//I have decided to take some space from my family- they have been becoming more & more verbally and emotionally abusive - every time I go around them, I get knots in my stomach-dreading what they are going to do or say to me or my husband. I am sad to not have my family but I can't keep taking the abuse & crying myself to sleep at nights. Why can't my family just love me? The worst part of it is I haven't even done anything to make them mistreat me- I have always been there for everyone..I think some things in life just can't be explained...
//I feel like my social anxiety has gotten better this year, after praying & forcing myself out of my comfort zone by going to events & being around people more. I am learning that not everyone is out to get me & I don't have to constantly defend myself. Sometimes people don't realize how constant attacking/bullying can really cause problems like social anxiety or withdrawal from others - I am just now trying to work through some of it, but I feel like I am making progress..
//Roscoe (our dog) was paralyzed for 8 months & couldn't eat, drink or go to the bathroom on his own- after lots of praying & crying to God-he is now healed!! God is so good!!!
//Wish list items- I finally have an iPhone 5 that works right- it just makes life so much easier now! 
//I feel like I am ending 2013 at a pretty good weight- I do have a goal of losing 10 lbs in 2014.
//Most importantly, I have such a close relationship with God, my faith is so much stronger- I give all of my problems to him now! I have finally learned to trust him- it took me years to do, but I finally
decided to let go of the wheel & let him drive- he is a much better driver than me any day!
//God answered my prayers from 6 years ago & we just got a Trader Joes & Whole Foods!! 
// My MIL has a new friend that I really like- John, it's nice having a positive male figure in my life (I prayed for this too). He is really nice & we have fun playing scrabble together.
// I have been keeping a journal more this year. It's neat to look back & see how things change.

All in all, I feel like it has been a really great year for me- I am excited to see what 2014 holds- so many great things are in our future!!

How did 2013 treat you?

2 comments:

  1. I'm happy so many good things have happened to you and I wish you much blessings in the future!

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