Hey loves, it’s that time to say good-bye to this year and welcome in the new year. As I look back over the months, I find myself with many words and then there are times when I find myself with no words. My word for the year was “transform” and boy has there been change going on in me. When I selected that word, I had no idea the work that would come behind it. I had moments of tears of sadness and joy. I had to learn how to let go of the old and position myself to prepare for the new. In order to do that, I had to grasp the understanding that the old was no longer going to get me to the next level of life. This can be scary because it is unfamiliar territory. You become a student during transforming.
If I was to say that was HARD, that would be an understatement. I participated in a lot of personal development. We play so many roles in life. When I am not playing the role of wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, employee, etc., who am I? When I tell you that getting to know yourself can be something else, it can, well to me it was. Then, there were times when I got frustrated in the process because I was so used to, well not use to, but comfortable in my comfort zone. I have been getting uncomfortable for the past 3 years. Each time, it has been scary but rewarding.
On top of that, my health wanted to act up which cause me to slow down. Thank God so much for my husband, children, and sister. They have been Amazeballs. I love exercising but I have been limited to what I can do and that has been a struggle itself because I also use it as one of the ways I release stress. Even though we are nearing the end of the year, I have found peace (this was difficult) with my current workout regimen. I am ready for 2017 to crush goals.
I will say that I had a break through moment when I finally decided to watch, “War Room.” Well, I read the book first and it was just what I needed to start the break through and the movie just finish it for me. The movie has been out for a while but I always said I would watch it later. But this particular moment in my life, I made it my business to find it. I like to think that I watched it at the right time because when I say my prayer life has been on 100, more like a 1000. I have to send praises up for this. Every since the beginning of this blog, I have been working on my relationship with God and it has been progressing and I thanked him. God has continue to let me know that he got me.
As for my blog, I would like to thank everyone who take time out to read my thoughts. I am grateful for every message I received encouraging me to continue on and how you have been inspired through my little corner on the internet. There has been some transforming on the blog also. I have changed the name to “Life Through Fancy Eyes.” I am going to pull this from the mission statement. My aunt always say that there is a bright side in a situation, we just have to look for it. Perspective is important regarding life. It is so easy to get caught up in the struggles until we can’t view life with our best eyes.
In order to view life with our best eyes (fancy eyes I like to call it), we have to give ourselves breaks from what is going on. Sometimes we can be so stress until it becomes difficult to operate in a proper manner. I want this to be a place where you can come and get a pleasant distraction, take a break, & regroup if you have to. With topics ranging from healthy living, fitness, hair care, self-care, a dab of beauty & fashion with sprinkles of inspiration.
Honestly, I wouldn’t say that I have completed transforming but for the most part, I have put a dent in this goal. I see progress in my faith, health, family, work, & blog. I am blessed because my good days really did outweigh the bad ones. My husband and I celebrated 20 years of marriage this year. I thanked God for my relationship with my kids. I have been enjoying time with myself. I have been enjoying more life moments. I have been taking time out to just breathe and smell the roses. I have been living not just existing. In conclusion, I feel good about how this year has turn out and may do a word of the year next year. All of these goals with words of the year build on one another.
Saying good bye to 2016 and looking forward to all 2017 has to offer. Did you have a word for the year for 2016?