Saturday, December 3, 2011

Getting Out of a Slump

Wow…Thanksgiving = over.  November = over.  Christmas is in HOW MANY DAYS?!  I feel like as I get older that time goes by faster and faster – anyone else feel that way?  Anyways, in hopes to get out of a writing slump, I decided to jump on board with WEVerb11.  Click here to find out a little more about what it’s about. 

#1 – Choose One Word. 

Encapsulate the year 2011 in one word. Explain why. Imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2012 for you?

2011 summed up in one word for us = growth.  We both had some big changes happen to us at work, and luckily Hubby’s changes are very positive.  We are so grateful he found this job last year and I can’t believe how much he’s accomplished with his new role.  Very proud of him :)

Together we have grown together as a strong couple.  Yes, we fight and bicker sometimes, but at the end of the day we know we both have someone loving, safe, and sensible to come home to.  This year we are much more of a team than we have ever been. 

I think we’ve also both grown personally, as well, in regards to our own interests.  I’ve learned I love to cook, bake and search for healthy recipes that make me feel like I’m not “dieting”.  I’ve learned to deal with Hubby’s love for football and all sports, and I think he can agree I’ve been much better this football season compared to past ones :) 

For me, my biggest sense of growth is my self-confidence.  I am usually very modest, but I am not ashamed to say I’m extremely proud of myself that I lost 34 pounds and did it the right way.  The weight loss brought so many other good benefits, like more energy and just an overall sense of feeling healthy.  For the most part I kept on track, even though I had a few plateaus, but I never gave up on myself.

For next year, our 2012 will most likely be joy.  But that is another post in itself :)

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