I’ve Been Quiet Lately

I know. I needed a break for a while. My body needed a break. I was doing too much again…something I am guilty of doing sometimes. Until, I catch myself and make it stop for a spell, at least.

2022 was a big year of growing for me. In the sense of really taking a step back and reassess, again. I say, “again” because I do this occasionally….every few years or so…try to really think about where I have been and what kind of person I want to be.

My biggest change I’ve made this year is that I have made it a point to just go where the day leads me. I know that I can make all of the plans that I want, but if they don’t go according to how I think they should go, I am perfectly OK with it. I’ve already been saying this for years already, but was guilty of only partially putting it into play in my own life. Now, I have truly surrendered to it and, my God, it has been so freeing. True surrender to knowing with all of my heart that everything works out the way it is supposed to. It always has and it always will. I feel so much freer now…so much less stress. What will be, will be. I don’t have control…so why would I get distressed when things or people don’t perform as I wish they would? Exactly. What a waste.

I am never one to make New Year resolutions because I believe that you can start something whenever in the year. Why do so many people only relegate change to the new year? I do like to reflect on what did happen though, as a year is coming to an end. A few days ago, when I was thinking about what I have accomplished this year, my first inclination was to say (to myself) that I really didn’t do a whole lot. Now, as I write this, I just chuckled because it has been quite the opposite…

-I got an incredible new book agent.

-Finished my second book.

-Had a sold out book signing at Barnes and Noble.

-Lost almost 40 pounds.

-We closed on our construction loan to build our dream home.

-Started a new local TV show. Interviewed some incredible people.

-Was a guest speaker at the Chamber of Commerce. Interviewed also by Scotsman Guide.

-Had viral videos on TikTok and FB Reels.

-Got to visit our home in Sedona every month to go hike and chill.

-Personally helped families in need.

-Rescued a dog from the street and adopted him. Welcome to the family, Boots.

-Survived the toughest year in mortgage since 2007-2008. Our production was lower than 2021 by quite a bit, but if you ask me, it is perfect.

-Fall in love with my hubs more and more as each day passes. It is true.

Those are things that happened…but some are also things that I worked on every single day. In the beginning of the year, I didn’t set out to lose weight. This summer, it finally dawned on me that I was getting a little plump LOL…so I decided to do something about it. Some of the other accomplishments came with me just being chill about what is supposed to be and whatever just came my way.

What will 2023 bring? I don’t know. What I do know is that I will be grateful for whatever it is. I will continuously look for God’s miracles every day. I will accept what I cannot control and continue to have faith that it all works out in the end. I will lead by example and help others grow. I will love my husband unconditionally and work on our relationship every day. I will work on loving others like God loves me.

That’s all I got for today…until next year.


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