New Year's was SERIOUSLY a great time. How about for you?
I got to be creative (what I love) by putting together a FAB gold glitter DIY 2014 sign & spend some much needed time with my husband & friends. However - this new year will be a time to reflect on my business, my marriage, my health & more. In the midst of everything, I've been trying to listen to God's voice. Like anything else, with so much going on, it's easy to miss a beat & end up doing the opposite of what I know I'm supposed to be doing. I've made a few quirky goals for myself such as working out at least one more day a wk. & longer workouts. I'd like to get those 4-6 pack abs I had back a few years ago. Why not?! I'm aiming to stay healthy & maintain a stronger core, which means less back pain for me. Another thought was painting larger paintings, I know that I tend to do a lot of little 8"x10"'s - but with the lack of time, they're easier to get through. However, I need to focus & figure out when I could just drown out & paint. Noted.
Another thing was our on going journey to having a child. I'm not going to lie, it's been a long road & certainly an emotional one. There are days, I smile in public while quietly yearning for a child. I know it's a part of life to feel pain, but I'm learning that the way we deal with that pain... is what matters. And, although I'm not ready to fully speak about this, I hope to soon. Until then, we are trusting that God is working behind the scenes for us.
Let's see....is that it?? Hmmm - now Marriage. It's not easy. Ups & downs are constant - but this year we are working to tip the scales, so that we could see more ups THAN downs. Trusting God - having family, good solid friendships & always picking ourselves back up when we fall...that is where we both want to be. All in all, I AM blessed, and the blessings I see every day are reasons to celebrate.
My hope is to keep on inspiring women all over the globe..... to be strong, courageous, to be loving, kind, caring & to not be discouraged. Even when I'M A MESS, I somehow find my SUPERWOMAN vest & I put it back on. To quote Alicia Keys....'I'm a Superwoman, yes, I am"- and we HAVE TO believe that... despite what others feel or view us as. This year, I will strive to constantly see myself the way God sees me & I hope you ladies will do the same. Happy New Year!!
-images by jen ramos