Hey Hey Hey!
Yes, it’s been a while; my hiatus turned into a complete missing in action type situation. 2014 was absolutely crazy in terms of being able to keep up with myself and everything going on, I really just needed a break; between starting my Master’s full-time , working full time, and my health, I had to take some time to get myself back on track. With that being said, I have finally kicked myself in the tush to get a few posts done. Funny enough, It’s not that I’m not doing anything….its that I was doing tooooooooo much. So, instead of resolutions for 2015, I made revelations for what’s really important to me. This is the year that I truly take my passions and desires into my own hands; it means I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and “doing the dang thang”.
Here’s my list of “It’s 2015 and I’m….”
– It’s 2015 and I’m going to start taking a more trips. Actually, my goal is to take an “Off the Grid” trip at least once a year from here on out. This may be a trip where I’m completely secluded or it may just be a trip where I don’t respond to email or burn the midnight oil via social media. Either way, these trips will be all about me and what I want to do and more than likely require my passport!
– It’s 2015 and I’m pushing myself harder on my fitness & overall health. It’s the middle of January and I can proudly say that I’ve lost 10 pounds as of Friday, January 16th. Yasss, I’m so for real. I even went so far as to…..wait for it……….JOIN A GYM (smh yes, me the chic who likes to be in her own little space and not have anyone looking at her while she gets her fat in check…lol). I finally caved in after practically being thrown from a faulty treadmill in my apartment gym.
Seriously, the dang thing was skipping and jerking; I was either going to end up in someone’s blooper reel or get thrown from it and end up in the Emergency Room.
I bought myself new running shoes and I’m a bit more proactive with my Fitbit, challenges with co-workers and friends helps tremendously.
My friends even stepped in on the action, the Besty sent me some awesome tea….miss her bunches, but somehow even from Afghanistan, she knew just what I needed. YourTea for Tee….lol.
– It’s 2015 and I’m pulling my focus together. My passion for writing and supporting the Veteran Community is burning deeper than ever before and it’s high time I did something about it. Take action, not just words. There will be more Veteran, Military, Spouse, and Dependent related topics that come up in the near future. This is a community that I was born and raised in, and as an adult; learned some of my most important life lessons. Articles on VA concerns to sharing Veteran Service Organizations and programs that do their best to help us through our transitions and life’s hurdles. From poetry and letters, to little chats about big issues; like the current veteran suicide epidemic and what’s being done about it, the stigma of Post-Traumatic Stress and other mental health issues, employment drama, and of course life’s little follies (what many of my friends and I refer to as shenanigans).
Some posts will be light-hearted and funny, while others will bring you face to face with the harsh reality that so many face daily. My intention is to be as open as possible about what’s going on not just in my life, but also the lives of other veterans and their families, and their journey through life on the other side of service. I’ve envisioned this direction for a long while and look forward to input, ideas, and testimonials.
So with all the new year pleasantries out of the way, how’s your year setting up? What resolutions or revelations have you made for 2015? Leave a comment below and let’s chat about it.