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Thursday, January 2, 2014

BETTER

So on Monday of this week....which feels weird to say because even though today is actually Thursday it completely feels like a Monday...anyhow... on Monday of this week I shared with you a little about what I hope for 2014. I'm a goal oriented person. I love making lists and checking things off. But at the same time I'm not really into new years resolutions. I just want to make myself BETTER - in every way that I can. So that's what I'm gonna do for 2014!
Better attitude, better relationships, better body...just BETTER!
 
I'm sure I will stumble along the way, but in the stumbles I will have grace. At this time last year, I said I was excited and ready for new things...but I really wasn't. I didn't know who I was or what I wanted. I had a lot of discovering to do. 2013 was SO great to me though! I started the year with a shattered spirit. I couldn't deal with my emotions at all, and so I tried to eat and drink them away...unsuccessfully because all that got me was 30 lbs of weight gain and still feeling yucky on the inside. Slowly, but surely over the months after I put all my vices aside, I began to grow personally. I began to discover things that I didn't realize before. I got comfortable with myself and with being single. I joined a church that I'm completely in love with and made relationships that have brought me closer to, and helped me strengthen my own relationship with God. I crossed things off my bucket list. I made lots of new friends. It was a huge year of growth for me.  I learned to like myself more...even though I'm not the happiest with my weight, I'm still awesome. I became aware of self help - no one could fix me, I had to fix myself. I learned to laugh again, like really truly heehaw laugh. I changed my perspective on life. I am thankful for it ALL. For every single day - the ones where I questioned everything and couldn't make it through without tears and the ones where I stayed out late on work nights for just one more drink and one more memory. 
 
I am so much closer to the person that I want to be. But I can always make myself better. 2014...watch out, I'm coming for you!
 
 
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33 comments:

Nikki said...

You have grown leaps and bounds this year! You should be so so proud of yourself! Happy New Year!

P!nky said...

What an inspiring post to read. You have grown and growing to love yourself more is the best thing ever. I had that year a while back and it truly taught me what was important, what I could care less about and what truly mattered!

Cheers to your 2014! xoxo

Jill said...

Love that you said "heehaw" laugh :)
Here's to an awesome 2014! You will get there. One day at a time :)

Stephanie said...

I love this! 2014 is going to be all about me (and not in selfish way). I want to find myself again, focus on the things I love, be happy, and get back to being me!

We can do this!

Alyssa said...

Aw, this makes me so happy! You're one tough cookie :-) Here's to 2014!

Jackie said...

Love you! this is going to be a great year. We are going to be awesome and it may not always be easy, we are strong enough to pull through!

Joey said...

I love thus. You and I are on the same wavelength for this year!!!

Amanda aka Manda said...

I've loved watching you grow and find yourself this last year. It makes my heart so happy! I love you goal to just be better! 2014 is going to be an amazing year!! Love you!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

As a silent follower this year and to now having a blog and openly posting. I have followed your struggles this year and I am excited for a new strong year for you! Cheers to 2014!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

So glad to see you in a better place and loving yourself more everyday. Look forward to seeing where 2014 takes you!

Jordan said...

And what a year it has been! Here's to 2014 being an amazing year. Love ya chick!

Pamela said...

Oh, I just love this Nikki!! and love YOU! You are amazing!! I want to be BETTER in every aspect of my life this year & forever!

Helene in Between said...

you are so inspiring!!! love it, happy 2014!

TheTinyHeart said...

I love this post! I know 2014 is going to be a fabulous year for you!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Steph G said...

I love this post! 2014 is going to be an amazing year for you. Having an attitude of gratitude in 2013 did wonders for my spirit. I love love love that quote at the end.

JP Lord said...

You got this girl - there's no truer you than you! Cheers to 2014!
xox

Jordon said...

You know I love this!! Here's to 2014!

Rachel Sedaker said...

It looks like you've learned some important things in 2013, and you can only grow from there. I hope that 2014 will be your best year yet!

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

I love this!!! My only real goal for 2014 is to complain less.

Stephanie said...

Here's to an even better 2014!!

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

Can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for you!

Holly said...

I'm so excited to see what 2014 plays out for you - perhaps a visit to Columbus, OH??? You have truly grown this year, and who can be mad about that?! Perspective really does make a difference and I think you have a good one on life!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

although i've only been following you for a little while late in 2013, i'm glad i lurked your ass because it does seem that you've grown so much!! i can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for you! happy new year xoxoxo

kathy
Vodka and Soda

Ashley (Sweet Carolina Belle) said...

This is so inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing your struggles and triumphs. I have struggled a lot with finding myself this year and am so happy to truly know who I am and where I want to go.

Faith said...

It has been a great to watch you transform! I know you're going to have a great one in 2014! Happy New Year love!

My-cliffnotes said...

I love that quote! And I think you are pretty fab!

Shannon Quigley said...

This is beautiful. I am sooo glad that 2013 brought you to such a good place within yourself. Wishing that all continues in 2014! Let's go!!

olivetorun.com said...

The quote about thankfulness is one of my all time favorites :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

This post is SO inspiring! I hope you have an amazing 2014.

Laura Darling said...

2014 is going to be your year!!

B said...

man can i relate! 2013 was tough. growth definitely comes with growing pains. i think we are both gonna kick ass in 2014. here here!

Janna Renee said...

That is one of my FAVORITE quotes!

shannon said...

F'ING GO GIRL.