I blog about:
- My life
- My experiences
- My dreams
- My obsessions/passions (think Zumba!)
- My pet peeves
- My family
The prompt I chose to write about was this
A year just ended - share what you accomplished or what memories you'll hold on to from 2012
I would have to say that one of my biggest accomplishments was being single. I have pretty much bounced from relationship to relationship to relationship for the better part of the last decade. If I ever was single, it only lasted maybe a few weeks or a month but not long. I am the first to admit that I hate to be alone but using this last year to really try and focus on myself and figuring out who I am and what I want out of my life has led me to figure out what I want in my next relationship.
I would not say that I really dated much this last year but I did go out with a couple of guys. Nothing serious because I made it very clear that I was NOT looking for a relationship and just wanted to have fun. Sticking to my word, I hurt some feelings along the way. Not intentionally because that is not the type of person that I am.
It is not my fault that guys just want to fall in love with me! I was totally kidding with that last sentence...I could not and will never be that self absorbed! I do not think that I am God's gift to man...but rest assured that I have met some woman who think that...and a lot of them should not!
As far as memories go for this last year, there are some good and some not so good...do I need to remind you of all the snow that we got last January?
I started hanging out with my co-workers and finally became friends with them and found out that I had been missing out on a TON of fun!
I saw Brad Paisley (and Scotty McCreery and The Band Perry), Lady Antebellum (and Thompson Square and Darius Rucker), and Eric Church (and Kip Moore and Justin Moore) in concert.
I reconnected with some old friends...and an old love...which looks very promising! I know I have said that I am not looking for a relationship...hell the other night I flat out said several times that I do not feel like I am in a place in my life where I could be in a relationship...I do not feel like I can have a healthy relationship right now. However not even an hour later I found myself agreeing to try a long distance relationship. That is a whole other post.
I became one of the first licensed Zumba Sentao instructors in the state of Washington.
I have become more than just acquaintances with some of my local fellow Zumba instructors and become great friends with one instructor that I took a training with almost two years ago!
I have learned how to stand up for myself. I quit teaching Zumba at a dance studio because the owner of that establishment was refusing to pay me. I informed the owner that if I did not receive my money by a specific date that I would seek legal action and I have stuck to my word. I filed with small claims court and because the owner did not pick up the certified mail that contained the papers, I had to get a continuance and because I have not been able to find anyone to serve her with the papers, I have to get another one. If she did not owe me over $400 I would just drop it but that is a lot of money to someone who is broke!
2012 was filled with a lot of learning experiences and even though it had ups and downs, I am a stronger person for having survived it. I survived my first full year of being divorced. I survived severe knee pain. I survived the passing of my uncle. I survived the holidays without causing any major blow out fights between my sisters (something I cannot say about 2011...Thanksgiving was bad).
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Until next time!