New Year, Same Ole Me

I just finished reading my last post of 2014. It was a reflection on what I learned throughout the year. It was a good reminder of where I was and what I had going on and that was good to read.

I didn’t make an end of the year post for 2015 though. 2015 spoke for itself in my life. It was a year of change and adjustment for me.

In case you’re new to me or this blog, these are the major life events that I had in 2015

  • Quit my job of 9 years that I both loved and hated
  • Moved from West Michigan to Chicago
  • Got married (to the love of my love – I can hear Erykah singing now)
  • Had a baby at 40!
  • Started my journey back to writing
  • Became a Stay At Home Mom (what a surprise)

After all of that change, the only thing that I needed to do at the end of the year was to sit down. I just enjoyed my self with my hubby and baby (my son was with his father). I really just marveled at my life. I feel blessed and I’m thankful for that.

Going into this new year, I didn’t make any resolutions. I didn’t write out any specific goals for the year (I already had those). I didn’t start a new diet. I didn’t start a new exercise plan.

What I realized though is that I don’t need to be a new me in this new year. I’ve been a pretty good me for a long time. While my circumstances have changed – a lot –  my mind, heart and soul are still me through and through. That’s a great thing because I spent many years trying to be the best me that I could be. I’ll just keep on doing that.


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experiencing many transitions in life - new husband, new house, new city, new baby. it can be overwhelming. i'm taking time to go back to basics. trying to figure it out myself. practicing that new time religion - self realization - finding, protecting, loving, perfecting me.

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