Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 jessica? meet the 2011 jessica.

a new year.
my goodness. when did this happen and where was i?
i always love the new year.
a new, fresh start for everything and everyone.
2010 brought many wonderful things to our family:
(which has eaten away over 25K in debt in one year thank you very much. anyone who says moving home during a deployment makes you a weak military wife doesn't know jack crap about saving money and being responsible. ahem.)
(now 12 years thanks to yesterday, woot woot!)
(that i miss sooooo much and can't wait until my brain starts working again so i can start hosting these with my favorite people again.)
(who i miss so much. boo.)
...just to name a few.

this was the last picture of our family taken in 2010.
there were many lasts that year.
some good. some upsetting. some exciting.
i wanted to write this post to tell a handful of people that i am so grateful for the friendship they have offered me this year. some of these people i am no longer friends with. it makes me sad, especially since i have a lot of good memories with them,
another good friend brought to my attention that friends weed themselves out. the good ones always stay, no matter what. the others, fall to the wayside. not because they were necessarily "bad" friends, just because it wasn't meant to be.
and i'm thankful for the opportunities those temporary friendships gave me.
the fun times.
the experiences.
i am.
i don't regret any single minute of it.
those friendships are the ones
that teach me valuable lessons about myself.
they help me to grow and learn.
and most importantly,
so thank you.
you know who you are.
and i'm thankful for you.
thank you for making me a better person.
and now,
a promise to myself
(because i hate new years resolutions)
i promise, to be nothing but positive in 2011.
positive about my situation.
(whatever it may be)
positive about my future.
positive about things that try to be NOT so positive.
(because those sneaky rats are always out there)
life is short,
and i don't have time to waste on negativity.
happy new year friends.
(with sparkling grape juice of course)

some of my super rad comrades are also posting about positivity this year. if you wanna be a part of this positive force of moving forward and not looking back at blah diddly blah, then link up so we can all read and feel the vibes of love floating all around us. because let's be honest, dwelling on crap only makes you feel like crap. and probably smell like crap too.
so stop it. now.


Carolina said...

love you friend!
Happy new year! I LOVE the whole positivity thing. Oh, and I would really love to see you again (hint, hint)!!


No Model Lady said...

Hmmm...I may or may not have just shamelessly plugged my linky party on your linky party. Sorry. But not really.

I like your friendship ponderings. Sounds like a real smart Lady had some deep insights...

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Jessica!! I love this time of year and looking back...seeing where I was January first of the year prior and just how far I've (we've) come. Great thoughts on friendships and staying's to our continued friendship (even from afar you're an awesome friend!) and a positive uncrappy 2011!!! love ya girl. :*

Michael DeSa said...

Love and miss you! :)

The Chaplins said...

happy new year!!! GREAT post! here's to being bottle and possibly diaper free this year!!! :)

Valinda said...

What a great way to start a Monday! And the New Year too! Don't tell ElCid about Dave Ramsey or he will come live with me too, and I won't be able to send you anymore presents ;)Have a great year! *Cheer's* (I've got Apple Cranberry Sparkling Cider)

Losing Brownies said...

I hAad such fun going back and rereading some of your posts! I'm really interested in the Dave Ramsey program. We really want to get out of debt. I feel such a salve to credit cards.

Shell said...

What a great idea- to decide to be positive!

Jordan Cole said...

I definitely want to be more positive this coming year! I feel like I was negative about certain things last year and that was so unpleasant to be around I'm sure. Great post, it really got me thinking about how I want to act this coming year.

Unknown said...

You have a beautiful family Jessica. I just happened to drop by your blog and I am loving what I am seeing. Look forward to reading more from you. I am now a follower :) I have a blog as well Feel free to check it out, comment, and follow if you would like. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! This is seriously such a good post!!

zoo keeper said...

haha! you're not perfect and either am i but you are pretty damn amazing!
i love your stinking guts.

Nicole Dianne said...

i like this :)

Justine said...

you're right, someone did steal your family!

Happy New Years!
Just Better Together

Untypically Jia said...

I totally love that pic of your fam. Gorgeous.

I'm going to be positive this year a little differently. Being positive by reflecting on the changes I've made since last year.