Happy New Year from Zanzibar!!


2013 was the hardest year of my life.  What wisdom cannot teach, rock bottom can.  I realized that sometimes change is forced when I don’t expect it, and it’s not easy.  But breakdowns can lead to breakthroughs when I open myself up enough to feel and deal instead of burying the pain.  It is still a continual process, but my relationship with God and my family is stronger than it’s been in years.  For the first time, I am finally making confident decisions about my future whether I’m sure or not.  A lot of change is happening in 2014.  I feel it in my bones.  I feel it in the depths of my soul.

I am greeting the New Year with open arms and an open heart!  I feel like this is just the beginning, and even though I am still dealing with my hurts and insecurities I know I’m on the brink of something amazing.  I’ve realized on my trip how strong I am mostly because people have told me, but I am here on purpose for a purpose.  Truth has been spoken into my life the last two months from people I barely know but somehow they say exactly what I need to hear.  I want to take responsibility for everything in my life in 2013 because I allowed it in my life.   I allowed things to affect me, people to hurt me, and guilt to dictate me.  I know it’s a daily decision, but today I choose to release all of this and leave it in 2013.

I’m not big on resolutions.  I honestly haven’t thought about any, but I am walking into the new year with my head high and my heart full of love.  I am open to change, and I know it’s coming.

Happy New Year from Zanzibar