I've been going through past blog posts of 2012 and boy...I've been through a lot. I blogged a lot about my feelings and my struggles, with bits of fun sprinkled throughout. I want this year to be much more fun filled and less about struggles with a little bit of my feelings throughout.
I came across my resolutions for 2012 and this struck me as something I'm still striving for:
Become an inspiration for others. Mothers, single mothers, young girls, woman...anyone.
I want to tell you...you can do it. If you're struggling with your thoughts, your decisions...it'll be ok. You will be ok.
In mid-January I filed for divorce. Which was one of the hardest decisions I had to make...but I had reached my point, the end of my rope. I struggled with feeling like I failed myself and my daughter. But the reality is, I haven't failed anyone my girl proved I was doing everything right when she called me mommy for the first time. I went on to celebrate my 28th birthday with great friends and family. I made a list of things to do in my 28th year, which I haven't crossed off many yet...I need to get cracking! I joined Instagram and it has forever changed my life....seriously. I'm obsessed. Follow me will ya? @newlife48.
The summer soon arrived and I took my girl to one of my favorite places ever. It's the same place I grew up. A road trip to Tahoe for the day. We did a little photoshoot and spent our days swimming. I started working out and participated in The Color Run which was super fun and I plan on doing yearly! I shared a glimpse of our nights at home. I opened myself up to friendships and trusting again. My sweet girl turned two and we celebrated!
Like I said before I opened myself up to friendship and I'm so thankful I did because I met my soul sister Lindsay who I talk to about everything...it's amazing what the Internet can do! Makena and I spent practically every weekend in October at Pumpkin patches. Which brought me to thoughts of being a single momma. I started exploring fashion and feelings. Quickly December came and we were in true Christmas spirit.
2012 was a year leading to indenpendence and being secure with who I am...I'm more open and ready to explore who I am while finding my place in the world...or at least my place for the year 2013. I'm still very passionate about inspiring others like I said last year and I do feel my little place in blog land has touched a few souls....and that makes me extremely happy. I hope you follow along on journey because we have huge things in store for 2013...the biggest being the news I shared last week.