Happy New Year!!!

My 2011 was filled with plenty of ups and downs, but I am happy to announce that my year definitely ended on a high note.  With a new job and a new suitor (who has lasted longer than 2 dates), a really rough year was smoothed out.  With the continued support of my family and friends, I am super excited to see what 2012 has in store.

I am already gearing up for my 30th birthday in April (yes, I’m an early planner), two weddings (one where I am a bridesmaid), and the birth of my cousin’s first child, which is extremely exciting for me.  She’s my “little cousin”, and I was the Maid of Honor at her wedding.  It’s amazing to see the woman that she has become. 

Last year served as a very eye-opening experience for me.  I was able to see what I’m made of and to see what I can handle.  I am a lot stronger than I thought I was.  There were some things that I wish I could do over, but for the most part, I wouldn’t change anything.  Those things helped to shape who I am today. 

I don’t believe in resolutions, per se, because I feel like it would be SO easy to give up.  So I’ve decided to make certain goals for the year.  My number one goal is for me to exercise more.  I don’t even want to put a weight loss goal (which most people do) because I feel like that’s too much pressure.  So, as long as I add some regular activity 3-4 days a week, I think I will start to see a difference in my body composition.  I also want to continue to work on my finances.  I want to become a better steward of my money this year.  I plan to continue working on my business.  And the great thing is that a friend of a friend recently opened her business and wants to discuss PR.  (I’m VERY excited to see where this goes!) Lastly, I want to be holistically happy with and in my life.  I want to continue to see what’s in store with the New Boy and me, I want to continue to have a great relationship with Southern Parents, my extended family, and my friends.

I hope you all had a very blessed and happy holiday season.  Now, it’s back to reality. 🙂  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

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