Sunday, December 30, 2012

Real Talk - An Honest Look at 2012




It's the end of 2012 and I can't help but think how glad I am that's almost over.  So many things have taken place in my life over this past year that could have really broke me.  I'm thankful to God for keeping me through some very difficult times in my personal life, marriage, and my family relationships.

As I think on these things, I'm reminded that yesterday is in the past and not to dwell on it.  You can't go forward in life if you;re walking backwards. Well, you can, but eventually you're going to bump into something or get run over.  But seriously, I know that if I keep my focus on the positive, that is half the battle.  At least for me.

What I have found out about myself is that I tend to see things in a negative light and if I let myself stay in that mode, there's no room for change or growth.  Even today in church, I learned that sometimes I tend to think of myself, my wants and desires.  I don't know if it's self preservation.  But sometimes, you have to trust God and try not to control every situation.  I have to be honest y'all, that's tough sometimes.

I've also had a problem with comparisons.  Thinking that everyone else's grass is greener than mine.  That's been a real theme for me.  But, I try remind myself that those folks with green grass water it.  They feed and manicure their lawns, that's why it's green!  Duh!  I just need to apply the same effort in my own life and I can get the same results.  God is no respecter of person! 

So this year, instead of saying that I want to lose weight, or get rich from blogging (both would be nice lol), I plan on keeping it real with myself.  My goal is to try not to see life through "I" glasses and stop wanting my life to be like someone else's.  I heard someone say that jealousy is counting someone else's blessings instead of your own.  Nuff said!

Now, I've been real vulnerable and I hope you all still love me (chuckles).  But, this is part of my own therapy.  Time to make a change...for real!

Your turn!  What are you glad to leave behind in 2012 and what are you planning to work on in 2013?  


16 comments:

  1. I'm just glad to begin a new year. I was thinking about the greener grass and thought....the dandelions grow inside. Green grass doesn't mean things are necessarily perfect. You're so right about counting our own blessings and not looking at others.Many blessings in 2013, Stacie.

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  2. I'm glad to be alive too, Nicole. It could be worse. Blessings to you too sis!

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  3. Stacie this is so good!! Lets make 2013 one of the best! I'm hoping to get together with you more this year! I was very glad to have met you in 2012! Happy New Year my friend!

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  5. Great post... and yes, I still love you. :-)

    I'm hoping to leave behind the extreme procrastination and getting in my own way. What does that look like? Making time each day to work on my book instead of "busy" work. That's my number one New Year's commitment that will actually begin when the kids go back to school. And to continue with my organization and minimizing program - that's never ending. I am proud of what I did in that area last year.

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  6. Shannon- It was so good meeting you too. And yes, we should definitely connect!

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  7. Thanks for the love Petula! lol

    It's so hard to get past that "busy" work, but so necessary to get where were really trying to go.

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  8. I feel you on so many levels! Great post!

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  9. You are talking to me with this post Stacie, lol. So much went on last year, I was (still a little) feeling emotionally and mentally exhausted. I just have to let get and let God you know?

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  10. Thanks Raijean! Glad to know I'm not the only one ;)

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  11. 1stopmom- Yes girl! That's what we BOTH have to do!

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  12. I liked your post. I'm also trying to leave behind the negative focus. I'm working on multiplying 26 acts of kindness to 52. One for each week. If you give of yourself 100%, the color of your grass is the color it is supposed to be. Popping over from Sharefest.

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  13. 2012 was a tough year for so many bloggers! I have read stories that have literally made me cry. I'm sorry it was a rough one for you and wish you nothing but the best in 2013! For me, I am glad to let go of a year full of work challenges. And I'm hoping 2013 is filled with a few less obstacles!

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  14. Thanks Sheila! You're right, when you put others ahead of yourself, you'll feel better about everything!

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  15. Cystal- here's to a better year for you and me!

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  16. Keeping it real! That's a great goal! I sometimes like you tend to focus on the negative instead of the positive. It's one of those things I plan to work on this year! Happy New year to you! Visiting from SITS.

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