A new year is upon us as while the last several years have been good to me I'm really looking forward to this one. For 2011 I had two main goals (one professional and one personal) the first was accomplished in April 2011 and the second was accomplished November 2011. Check and check!!! I'm not a big fan of "resolutions" as I believe we should all strive to be better people on a daily basis. You don't need a "new year" to make that happen. Goals are healthy and I think it helps keep things in perspective. This year I've set two professional goals and two personal goals.
I haven't posted a new blog since the spring, so I thought I would do a summer wrap up. May: I kicked my summer off with a girl's trip to South Beach, Miami. The weather was perfect, the sky was clear, the beach was refreshing and the morning sunrise on the roof of the hotel was breathtaking, and the food was OUTSTANDING!! We had the best hotel view ever and prime picking for people watching. We even had a few celebrity sightings Ciara, Raheem Devaughn, R.L., Floyd Mayweather, and Amare Stoudemire.
It is that time of year, the time that we honor our Mothers, Grandmother's, God Mother's and Mother figures. It is MOTHER'S DAY! It is my annual tradition to host a Tea Party. Last Year's Tea was a blast, while it was my first it turned out rather nicely. This year I had, even more, ideas on how to improve upon my tea party. There were a few things I wanted to incorporate this year but I had a lot going (I was taking swimming lesson) on and I didn't get to all the tiny details. All of my guests enjoyed the setup and had a really good time. I can't wait to make it even better next year.
After 31+ years I've accomplished a goal I've had for a long time. I learned to swim. I didn't have a fear of water but I had a fear of water going up my nose. I didn't know how to breathe/not breathe underwater at all. To go underwater I had to pinch my nose closed to go underwater. Since I didn't know how to swim I made sure my son learned.
I don’t typically blog about my personal life but I felt led to do so… On January 20th my life was forever changed… my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. During the car ride back home, I put on my brave face and tried not to act differently; when in reality our lives were forever changed. Changed because this is something we need to fight aggressively. Changed because this will always be a concern with my mom; changed because my sister and I need to be sure to get breast exams much earlier as we might be a little more susceptible to breast cancer.