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Thursday, December 1

Oh December!

I cannot believe that December is here.  Wow.  What a whirlwind of a year!  I feel like I've been going non-stop since this same time last year, and at the same time during the actual days it often feels like time is at a standstill.  I honestly can't wrap my mind around it.  How are we a month away from chiming in another New Year?

I think if I were to pick a favorite holiday it would most definitely be Christmas.  I love the decorations, the activities…the family gatherings.  I love the glow of the lights on trees, an excuse to drink gallons of hot cocoa and the snuggling together to keep warm.  As this year comes to a close, I am reflecting a lot on what I want 2012 to be like.
Will I finally finish the novel I've started?  Will I drag my heels into 2012 instead of completing the last 4 lessons in my counseling coursework?  Where will I take this blog in the next year?  What will Zion be like a month from now?  Will we actually make the switch from not-trying-not-preventing to trying-to-conceive or will I find myself entering the new year knocked up?  Will I finally switch to a more healthy eating style? Will I finally lose the extra 20lbs I'm carrying around?

While I may not have all of the answers to these questions…maybe not even a single answer, I do have an idea about some wonderful things that are happening in 2012.

  • I am currently working on an extensive re-design of my blog (will go live 1.1.12!).  

THIS… a sneak peak!

  • I'm launching a comprehensive FREE blogging tools website (basically a ton of links that have helped me immensely), hoping to have that live by 1.1.12 also!
  • I'll be doing Medifast for 2-3 months starting either January or February with a goal to convert to a modified vegetarian diet (fish,dairy,eggs) after that.   
  • I AM going to run a half-marathon…I don't know which one yet, but I'm GOING to do it!
  • I am going to BlogHer 2012 in NYC (hey I live there…score!)  I'm thinking about having a slumber party at my apartment for those interested in inexpensive lodging…interested? Shoot me an email!

I'm not really big on New Year resolutions…so the most you will get is goals and objectives from me.  :)  I have more but for now I am going to take this month slowly and enjoy all that the holidays have to offer.

Have you stopped to reflect on this past year?  Excited for Christmas?  I'd love to hear what you are contemplating this last month of 2011!

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  1. Jennifer OngDecember 01, 2011

    I love your blog..  I just started following you on twitter also.

  2. December is my favorite month, as long as I ignore the impending winter. It's not cold enough for me to hate it yet, every place is decorated, I can listen to Christmas music without feeling like a freak, and my birthday, Aidan's birthday, and my favorite holidays are coming up! :)

    I LOVE December!

    I'm working on a big redesign for my blog, hoping to launch it 1.1.12 as well. Right now I am using a festive free theme.

    I reflect all the time. :) Life is good. We are very blessed.

  3. Thank you so much! :) So glad to have you!

  4. Love it. I'm excited to see your redesign and looking forward to birthday posts! :)

  5. Love everything about this post! So much to look forward to! I wish I could go to Blogher this next year!! :-/

  6. You aren't that far from NYC…why not join us? :)


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