2018

It’s 3:54 AM, 13 days into 2018, and I finally decided to log back into my account.

The new year thus far has been pretty great. There are lots of new things going on in my life, and I’m excited for them. My 2017, on the other hand, was quite terrible.

I definitely won’t be starting any stories with “Back in 2017…” as my grandchildren huddle around my rocking chair. It was just one of those uncomfortable, “growing” years… We all have them. But, at the time, none of the madness felt anything like growth to be completely honest. It sucked. It felt more like having the Midas touch, but instead of gold everything turned into the Smiling Pile-of-Poo Emoji (I had no idea there was an official name for that emoji… thanks Google).

Name anything you can think of, and it probably happened to me… Except for a Glow Up (in any sense of the word and in any aspect of life). Instead, the world hit me with a strong, “Gurl, you thought.”

However, around the end of the year (thankfully) the smoke began to clear. I could now begin to see that maybe that person was only supposed to be around for a season. Or even that the struggles I faced at work were to show me who I really was when things weren’t easy, ideal, and/or fair. And, mostly that my “light and momentary troubles” shouldn’t have the power to remove the life from the things I enjoyed (like this blog) or steal my happiness.

#Growth.

I didn’t really come into this random burst of inspiration with much of a plan or with any deep insight to share… But, I can say that it’s nice to be back (the WordPress app is downloading on my phone as we speak).

Cheers to a 2018 full of getting UP, getting WELL, getting OVER, and getting HAPPY. 

– Loni

Ecclesiastes 3

 

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