Monday, December 31, 2012

End of year reflections....

2012 was a great year.. it brought joy and an abundant amount of happy moments and achievements...it is time to reflect on the year that ends and think about what the new year will bring...
At the personal level, this was the year where I achieved some of my academic goals; I finished my MS degree and for that I feel wealthier and more knowledgeable.. it was indeed a great thing...
This was also the year my kids started to go to a "real" school. Olivia has successfully finished the first third of Kindergarten and Gaby has done a phenomenal job in pre-school... there was some anxiety in the beginning and I'm sure there will be more anxiety towards the end, but we have been able to adjust to the routine and to learn from whatever bump in the road....
Our marriage also had a successful year; we have continued to grow as a couple by loving ourselves more and always working towards improved communication, which comes from increased patience and tolerance with us and everyone around...God has remained the central part in our marriage and that has allowed us to live a more positive life by having a better understanding of the covenant we made with Him and with each other...
I continue to strive to be a better friend, a better daughter, a better mother, a better employee, a better teacher, a better Catholic, a better wife and just a better person overall...
This year I have also learned that life is about giving and that success isn't measured by what we do for ourselves but by what we can do for others... I have learned that love is what makes the world go around and that our happiness is a decision, defined only by our attitude and our approach to any problem that comes our way...
Positivism is the way to live and faith guides our fate...nothing can ever replace the love of family and friends and God is always in control....
So, with that.. I want to wish all my family and friends and fellow bloggers a wonderful new year!

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