Monday, December 31, 2012
Well it's almost time for you to go. Your year went by so fast. Overall the time we spent together was good. Although you've sent a bit of a curve ball in the last few weeks. I am thankful for all the cool things we were able to share. 2013 has big shoes to fill. I'm charging 2013 with catching the curve ball that you are leaving us with and tagging negativity OUT.
2012 you have set the bar high. Here is just a sampling of all we were able to accomplish:
January - A Joyful Resolution was made. I vowed to leave my house every day. This resolution was very good for me. I was able to stick to it about 75%. Because of this resolution I visited and reconnected with an old friend, found Friday zumba classes and hung out at the book store a couple times. I will continue it in 2013.
February - I proclaimed that it was indeed better to be single than to date a CAJC.
March - I meet some lovely local Philly Bloggers and Vlogged all about it. Then I celebrated the blessing of turning 32 years old surrounded by friend.
April - Got the party started with the monthly #ChasingJoy twitter party. It has been an awesome chat that has let me get to know you Joy Chasers a little better. Don't miss the next one this coming Sunday January 6th at 4pm. Our topic will be Fresh Start for the New Year. Use hashtag #ChasingJoy.
May - This month was all about learning. I went to Bootcamp, Bloggy Boot Camp that is, and learned how to make Chasing Joy better. I also learned how to make sure my inner awesomeness shinned through to the outside at the Curvy Fashionista class. I won't even tell you how much my foundation garment collection has expanded. LOL
June - 2012 you kept me busy in June. I got a little crafty and offered up some free printable Joy Bookmarks. I attended Blogging While Brown and shared lots of blogging tips. I also completed the meditation challenge and determined that meditation was not really my thing.
July - I took on a new path toward health and wellness. I gave hypnosis for weight loss and try. While I did not lose bunches of weight. I do feel I tapped into a perspective that can help me to be healthier in the future.
August - What an exciting month, as I got my first ever press pass. Yes! Bloggers are part of the press :-)
September - This month was quite a memorable one. I experienced the Joy of being a bridesmaid for the first time.
October - I shared lots of knowledge that month. I attended Blogalicious with two great friends. I learned how to be better blogger during the day and I partied Vegas style at night with my friends. A great time was had. I cannot forget that the first Chasing Joy Event, The Joy of Giving, also took place and over 150 articles of clothing, shoes, and accessories were donated to women transitioning from welfare to work.
November - There were a couple unexpected twist that month. I told you how to exercise down there. Later in the month I shared a confession that was a long time coming
December - Things have been a little rough the last few weeks. I was not feeling so Joyful as I wrote Blog post from my mom's hospital room. But the blessing is how many Joy Chasers have prayed for and continue to pray for my mom. She is home now and it was Not the year of the Bad Christmas. I know all of these prayers will help us face any obstacles accompanying 2013.
2012 we accomplished so much. I am thankful for all that I learned all that I shared and all of the connections and friendships I made this year. 2013 better hit the ground running to keep up your momentum.
What are your highlights from 2012? What will you most remember about this year?