Wow, what a year.
A year full of lots of things.
I took a break from scrapbooking. It was good for me. But I miss it and am ready to get back.
There were some gains as well.
I spent the majority of the year with a camera growing out of my face. I loved it.
I strengthened old friendships and gained new ones. I am grateful for that.
I grew closer to my husband and with each year, seem to somehow love him more, although it seems impossible because I already love him with all my being.
Together, we realized some things about how and where we want to live that will help us move forward into the new year, and set the tone for the next phase of our life together.
My heart grew to make room for more kittybabies, precious lives that the world would otherwise just discard, and I love them like they are my children. They have helped give me focus and purpose.
I had a lot of unhappy times, uncomfortable times, times I felt violated by things I couldn't control. I lost quiet, peace and at times, sanity. But in the moments of distress, of anger, of discord, I still felt little Divine whispers. Little reassurances that this is just part of the journey. That I should focus on the good, and I should go where the peace is.
In 2012, I want to go where the peace is. I want to feel it within myself, and project it back to the world. This is not a New Year's resolution. It's more of an approach to life. I fully believe that when you put positive goodness out there, it comes back to you. I am inviting it with open arms and an open heart. I know this will not always be easy, and sometimes it may not even be possible, but it's not going to stop me from trying.
photo credit: brave girls club
I am ready to start fresh and leave so many things, so much negativity behind me.
So, come on, 2012. A whole new year. A fresh start. New footsteps on a new path to where the peace is.