Life On The Other Side…

A New Beginning
January 2, 2012, 7:03 pm
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Happy New Year!  It’s been a while since I last wrote in this blog!  So much has happened, and yet so little has happened!  2011 is now behind us, and I am looking forward to a brand new beginning for 2012!

2011 was an up and down year, as most years are!  We had some financial difficulties (my ex lost his job in August), but we have also seen God bring us victory in each situation.  The ex still doesn’t have a job, and my photography business has been limping along, but I am very hopeful for 2012.

I am restructuring my photography business to specialize in High School Seniors (although I will continue to shoot other things as well), and so I am putting all my effort into reaching those kids on the verge of adulthood!

For Christmas, I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of money so I got my sewing machine fixed and pulled out my serger.  A long time ago, I really enjoyed sewing and crafting, and thanks to Pinterest, my love for crafting has come to the forefront!  I made scarves, pajamas and coffee cozies for family and friends, and realized how much I missed making things with my hands!!  So, I will be making and selling some of my creations soon.

I am thinking that this will be the year of the divorce.  I am still a little scared and unsure.  I really want to keep my home, but am fairly certain my ex will demand it be sold…mostly out of spite!  So it’s very possible that 2012 will involve a move for us.  I HATE moving!  This house was my dream house.  I love everything about it–except the huge yard!  I am looking forward to things being resolved and having the freedom I want.  Who knows?  Maybe 2012 will hold a handsome, older prince for me?!?  Lol…

I am trying to write down some goals for myself, for my family and for my business for 2012.  I don’t like making resolutions because they are so easily broken, but goals are something I can strive for.  The Bible tells us that without a vision, we will perish, so I want a vision!  I’m having a hard time coming up with certain goals.  Yes, it’s easy to write down that I want to be out of debt, but a lot harder to come up with a plan to do it!  It’s easy to say I want more business, but what must I do to attain more business?  I want to make clear, concise goals, that give me direction and don’t leave me aimlessly wondering what to do.  If we aim at nothing, we will hit it every time!  I want a bullseye!  I want to not only have goals, but achieve one or two of them.

What are your goals for 2012?  A new year, brings us new beginnings….will we just do the same old, same old?  Or will we do and achieve new things?  I want a new beginning…how about you?!