Ahhhh!!! New Year Eve. The most opulent party night of the year. Time for the women to throw on the sequins, glitter, and furs. Fleek out that face hunnyyy and hit them streets! Maybe streets were a lack of better words to call the club/party, lol. But you know what I mean. I am definitely no anti- the party scene at New Years, but this year I decided to stay home, do somethings I’ve been wanting to do for me, chill with the family and most importantly, reflect.
Who doesn’t love the concept of starting anew, beginning again, trying again, and putting your best foot forward.. again…. Yeah, I am being sarcastic, but you know, it sounds good to dust yourself off and try again. Until you fail at what ever your resolution was and become oblivious to the fact that the resolution was ever even created. You tried, it gave up on it, suffered from a slight mental anguish and depression, and forgot about it. Story of My life, and I am sure of many others. So this year I decided to try something a little different, in my Not-So-Resolution-nized (yeah I know its not a word), “Self-Improvement” NYE party at home. I did not want to make it stressful and based on what I thought others would think was based for me, because I been there and done that and didn’t like it, and am so happy that I have mature from that stage, lol!!
So, with a last minute run-in of my husband and my God-brother-in-law at work, husband decided since we were just cooking and having family time the kids, when not have them over with my little nieces and nephew.
The plan was hot wings, scaracha wings, salad, apple cider, sangria, and if my favorite Stella Rosa Imerial Moscato. Simply eats, a few cocktails and some of my favorite people in the world.
We played games together, some classics and some new.
We had great conversations about marriage. We are the only married family members in each one of our families and it was the first time that we all sat down and had conversations about coping. Positive conversations about family excepting, but not excepting the concept of marriage. They have experienced the love/hate and so have myself and my husband. Understanding that they don’t understand what they have never had, and that being ok. Giving each other advice on how not to sweat the small stuff, and letting grudges go and letting God was a huge part of our conversation. It was great conversation.
We ended the night counting down to 2016!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!!! Lol. We brought all the children together and asked them what they wanted to improve on this year. I heard things from the kids about getting a 4.0 G.P.A, to doing better in school, to spending time with people the love, to improving on grades to get in to college and be successful. The adults seemed to focus on growing deeper relationships with God, getting back into church, letting go of grudges, not allowing things to upset them, and health of course. I swear sometimes a little bit of family time is all I need to keep me smiling.
My goal, not resolution ,one, get closer to God, yes we got to church, and pray as a family, I know as an individual I can become closer. And two, to build my brand, and work towards owning my own business. It is time for me to take all the education and experience in running someones else business into running my own.
So its time to update’s to our vision board, took some accomplishments off of it, now its time to put some new ones on there!! which was surprisingly still a very empowering feeling. Me and my husband have been using this same vision board since before we were married, when we were just “shacking”, and it amazing to see how much has come to from it.
Habakkuk: 2, ESV, says:
2 And the LORD answered me:
“Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay.
Here’s to hopes that your New Year is positive, blessed and full of success!!