My Word For The New Year.

Well, here we are. The last day of 2018. in one way it is hard to believe that here we are at the end of another year. In another,  I am breathing a sigh of relief. I made it!! I have survived, even if I feel as though I barely made it in one piece. I did.

Every Year I strive for a new word to be the theme of my new year. I don’t believe I posted a “word” for the new year last year. Which in a way turned out to be for the better. In the coming year I decided to not only pick a word, but to do a bucket list of goals for the coming new year. A list of things that I know I can accomplish. It also goes hand in hand with the word that I picked for the new year.

My word for the new year is: PURPOSE. 

I am going to live my life out in the new year with purpose. I am going to live fully and purposefully. I am going to take what I learned this year about being myself and carry it over throughout the new year as well. If you read my post about how I am going to try and blog more.

I am going to get myself healthier in the three big areas of my life; physically, mentally and spiritually. I am looking forward to the new year and the changes that await me. I will be heading into my 28th birthday, my sixth wedding anniversary…. I already have some fun blog ideas for the new year, to help establish where I want my blog to be by this time next year. I am looking forward to exploring and navigating this crazy thing called life in this new year!

Happy New Year my friends!

xo

B

A Year For Me


It is February and I am just now writing my first post of the year. I tried writing many times about what my goal for this year would be. I’ll be honest I didn’t realize my goal until a few days ago. 

I’ll be honest I have been struggling with loneliness this year so far. I have been feeling incredibly lonely and isolated. I don’t feel as though I have a Tribe to speak of. This has caused me to rethink some things in my life. So this year I am going to make it a year to get healthy. Not just physically, but emotionally, spiritually, mentally. Learn how to make friends and keep intouch with those I feel would be good for me. I want to challenge myself to try new things, accomplish goals and to be able to love who I am and to see God’s purpose. There are things I have said I want to do or want to try and I am going to try. I am going to stop worrying about what others think and putting my value in what I think others want of me. I am going to embrace who I am. I want to write the blog posts I want, learn to love the One who values me more than anyone in a new way. I want to step out of my comfort zone and just learn to live. 

So here is to this year and for me to discover all that God has in store! 

~ Brandy

My Goodbye to 2016


Hello my sweet reader friends and welcome to my home here on the Internet. Christmas was amazing. I hope your holiday season was filled with joy and wonder! 

2016 is coming to a close and while there have been so many wonderful things this year had in store there was heartache too. There were days of joy, and days where I felt hurt and confused. I have kept those parts of my year offline and will stay offline and in 2016. 

There are moments I am proud of and moments where I disappointed myself. Taking those moments and learning from them instead of beating myself over it. I grew up a lot and need to grow in others. That’s okay. 

I read 50 books this year, saw Rogers and Hamersteins Cinderella in November and then went to see Beauty and the Beast on the 22nd of this month. Both were with my mom and the memories we are making Are ones that will be cherished forever. 

So here we are last week of 2016 and I am ready to welcome 2017 and everything 2017 has in store.

See you next year! 

Brandy

2016

Well it is officially January 3rd. A new year, a fresh start. I chose to take a holiday break from blogging. I didn’t feel like I had a lot to say, life got busy. Even scary at times. Taking a small break meant I got to read more, enjoy life. I realized that all those writing blocks I felt, were caused by me. So now that they are gone, I feel creative again.

2015 was a refining year for me. I don’t think we ever stop learning who we are as a person. However, 2015 was the year I finally felt like I came to the place where I loved who I was completely. It’s been a long time since I felt like I was in a place where I was comfortable in my own skin. I never quite felt like I fully faced the fact that I still heard and beloved the lies that someone else put in my head. I felt silly and even stupid. But it’s not silly and it’s certainly not stupid. I needed to come to the point where I believed in who I was. Yeah, I have scars but I don’t have to be defined by them. 

I also learned more about love. I didn’t think by a long shot that I would face my mom getting sick after a surgery that resulted in a hospital stay and another surgery. Praise God she is doing so good now. 

Loving my husband more then I did the last and the both of us have learned how precious it is to spend time together.

Seeing people you love hurting is hard and sometimes just loving them is all you can do. 

I made friends and lost friends. Learned more about God’s love and learning to trust that His ways are better.
Now here we are. 2016. I am looking forward. I have been blogging 2 years and excited for what this year has in store. So hello 2016, welcome!