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Happy New Year!

As we enter the last day of the year, it is a time of reflection. I’m proud of the milestone, accomplishments, and growth that I’ve had in 2019. I’ve had so many highs and lows this year and some are things that I’ve never shared.

So, here are a few things that I’ve accomplished, overcome, and grew from.

Graduation from NMSU

This year, I graduated with my degree. It took so much to get here and I’m incredibly proud of my journey. Despite the hardships of my illness, a three year break, and multiple surgeries, appointments, continued symptoms, and lifestyle changes, I did it! I graduated 2019 with my degree in Social Work. I received a leadership stole and graduated with high marks. I thank the family that attended my ceremony, I’m so happy that you were there to celebrate my achievements. It meant more to me than you know.

I didn’t think that I would get here after all I had to go through, but God always provides. I was happy my kids got to see their mom walk across the stage and graduate with a degree. In the future, I hope it will inspire them to go after their dream no matter what gets in the way. πŸ™‚

Started Homeschooling

This year, I made the decision to start homeschooling my kids. It has been a ride, that’s for sure. I was terrified that this was going to be hard and out of my control, and at times, I feel it sometimes is. However, I’m so proud of the progress the kids have made in our little homeschool. We love our routine, they’ve learned so much, and we continue to learn together. I’m looking forward to the rest of the school year. πŸ™‚

Published a Book

I published my poetry collection, Bleeding Orchid. It details my journey through Crohn’s disease. I’ve had good success and sales have been pretty good. I’m proud of it and I’ve shared it with those I love. I plan to publish more poetry, short stories, and novels in the future. πŸ™‚

Plans for the Future

As some of you know, I don’t like making new year resolutions. I think it is pointless to try and make them and keep them. So, I stick to monthly goals. I have tons of goals for the next year, but I’m not going to list them. I’m going to think about them and in my January post, I’ll give you all a list for what I plan on working on.

I can say that there is a general list of things that I’d like to accomplish or try to do for the new year.

  • Read more than 100 (previous goal) books
  • Finish my short stories and edit my novels
  • Expand my worldview
  • Spend more time with friends and family

These are extremely general, but I’m okay with that.

I hope you all have a wonderful night.

Happy new year!

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