Thursday, December 27, 2012

I'm ready for you, 2013!



Hello internet friends!  This is a little early, but one of my big resolutions is to stop procrastinating so much, so here ya go!  

I am so so excited for the New Year.  Are you?  This has not been the best year ever for me and mine.  We had a few knocks health wise, and one very scary time when the Hubster flew back to States because we thought we were losing his mom.  Thankfully, she is on the mend and we only have 7 more months until we are reunited with our families.

I’ve had a tumultuous year in regards to health and happiness.  I posted briefly about my body issues earlier this year.  I had a small problem with eating disorders when I was younger and relapsed a bit.  My lowest point was rushing to leave a Thanksgiving party so I could go home and throw up my dinner.  Not my finest moment...  The ironic part of all this is that I’m currently attending The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in order to become a Health Coach.  I KNOW why starvation and binging doesn’t help you lose weight, but sometimes it takes a little bit more than facts to get yourself sorted out.  I guess I’ll really be able to identify with potential clients when it comes to that issue.

But that’s all in the past, and I’m ready to move forward.  Yes, I have weight to lose, but my weight doesn’t define me as a person.  I am more than the number on a scale.  I just have to remind myself every so often.  I’m sure you guys can relate a little bit.  So, what am I looking forward to in 2013? 

Coming home!  Living is Europe has been interesting but I’m not cut out for this gypsy lifestyle.  Moving every two years is not for me.  I need my family and roots.  Which brings us to…

Buying a home!  I am so so so excited for this.  I had never lived in an apartment until I got married, and you can call me a brat, but I hate it.  I want to paint, and decorate, and not hear the neighbors yelling at each other.  Honestly, I want to buy a house, and then live there until I die.  That’s all.

I’ve been taking Zumba classes and I think I’d like to get certified to teach once we move back to the States.  It’s so different from hula, and I’m really enjoying it.  I also took ballet for awhile and would like to continue with that too.  I love dance, in all its different forms.

Sewing!  This is supposed to be a sewing blog. : ) Perhaps I’ll sew more than one thing in 2013.  Fingers crossed!

I graduate from IIN in May, only a few months before I go home.  I don’t know yet what I’ll be doing when I get home but I think I’d like to help other young women.  Having good self esteem and love for yourself can be so so hard during High School and College.  I’d like to be a voice to counter all that negativity.  Something to keep pondering…

Loving the Hubster.  When you don’t love yourself, it’s hard to love anyone else.  I have not been the easiest person to be around this year, and he has stuck by my side through the tantrums, purging, and being all around a pretty hateful person.  He loved me when I didn’t even love myself.  I am married to the most amazing man, and I want to spend this next year (well, all the rest of them) showing him how much he means to me.

So friends, it’s a pretty lofty list but I’m excited for 2013.  Tell me, why 2013 is going to be amazing for you?
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