2018… the 18th year of the 3rd millennium
2017 was a good year for me. Not the best but it was productive and happy. At the beginning of 2017 I was really settled into my job and my home. I was comfortable and happy with my friends and seemed to have zero drama in my life. Just the way I like it. I started the year off debt free and it felt amazing. By the end of this year I received a promotion on my job. Growing older was certainly looking up, so to speak.
I took several little trips. I definitely was hoping to make it out of the country this year but knew it wasn’t in the plans. This year I took a quick trip down to Savannah with my friend Mae. I also went to Texas for my nephews wedding. It was a busy family weekend. And then lastly I went to Florida during a hurricane with a couple girlfriends. That was fun. I didn’t have any long vacations out-of-town but I saw the people I needed to.
I fell in love in 2017, fast and hard. I was actually concerned for the longest time that I would not ever find anyone I actually liked. Well, I know now that it can happen. My head spinned, the earth moved and the angels began to sing kind-of-love. We are not together anymore but I do believe he will go down as being one of my great loves of my life. I learned a lot from that experience and I know now that there is hope down the line.
I only made two big purchases this year, I bought a new car in March and got a new stomach in April. Yes, I was very excited about both. I had bariatric surgery called the Sleeve. And so far I have lost 75 lbs. I really need to lose about 60 more pounds. The surgery sure helps but it is still hard. I haven’t lost any weight in 2 months. The last few months I have went through some hard times so I am hoping to put that all behind me and get back on track again.
There was only one person in my life that I was on the outs with. It was my cousin who was my very dear friend for many many years. There was a misunderstanding and we hadn’t spoken in three years. I decided it was time to shake it off and make amends. We made up and I couldn’t be happier. And I know my mother would have been so proud of me had she been healthy enough to speak.
And lastly my mother passed away in October. She was always a silly happy woman up until the last few years. She just was not herself. She suffered from Alzheimer’s for 10 long years. I really was not sad or upset to see her go. She is finally @ peace and with God. I mourned her years ago when she first faded away. But I am happy to not have to watch her in pain and see her so confused.
I am looking forward to 2018, like I look forward to each new year. My hope for 2018 is to not make any more big purchases, unless of course it’s for an international trip. I need to pay off my credit card and save, save, save. I need to focus on my eating and start exercising again. My goal is to lose that last 60 lbs before April 3rd. I know its doubtful but I can try. I sure hope you all have a great New Year and thanks so much for continuing to read my blog.