January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

I hope everyone enjoyed their new year celebrations last night. I unfortunately wasn't able to go out because of a severe cramp in my neck that I'm still dealing with. I went to bed early last night and just wanted to wake up with the pain gone, alas that has yet to be the case. So I'm slowly just turning my neck left and right, up and down, just to see where I am right now.

Well we have another year down, and another in front of us. I'm pretty sure people made resolutions for the new year. I've made a few myself. On the top of that list is getting back into my exercise regimen. I've neglected it for one reason or another. My education, I'm enrolled in a course for this semester. I've been dodging going back for the longest time, yet the last few months I've been thinking about school a lot. It's time for me to finish and prove to myself that I can do it. I've let past demons get the best of me for too long.

I also would like to "explore" Saint Louis more, in the sense of finding hidden treasures such as a few new jazz spots, restaurants that I might not have considered in the past, & new boutiques to shop. Yet I still want to enjoy my old habits, going to Forest Park to enjoy the Zoo, the Art Museum, or even relaxing with a blanket and book under an old tree, while the ducks are playing in a nearby pond. I can never pass up going to the Delmar Loop or Central West End. Those places are like therapy on a trying day. many of us have them? I have plenty and am thankful, yet I won't lie and say I haven't been tested by them this past year in one way or another. Lord only knows how my patience was pushed to the max. Yet as there have been challenges there have been rewards. I can only wait and see what is in store for us.

Family....I am happy to belong to a wonderful family (immediate and extended). No family is perfect and there are trying times even in mine. Yet you can only hope with the new year that it brings you more good times and memories, than anything else.

As I'm writing this post I'm listening to some soothing jazz music thinking about me going back to work on January 3rd and seeing my coworkers. My students will not be back until January 5th. My mom's birthday is on the 20th, my friend Cassandra's is the 29th. It seems as though as soon as the winter break is over with, I have to jump start and get back into the swing of things. Yet isn't that what starting a new year is about? Recharging and Restarting. Yet just make sure if you are Repeating any old habits that they are serving a positive purpose for the new year.

Take care and god bless. Welcome 2012, took you long enough to get here;)
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