I have family here. My parents and my nephew are spending the New Years with us and it's nice to have the company!! We've spent the evening playing Wii, baking cookies, trying on clothes and all the other miniscule family things that need to be taken care of every night.
It's a surreal ending to a difficult year. Will 2011 be better? Yep!! Why? Because I plan to make it better. I intend to move forward into this year with a plan to dance into freedom, not push into it, or strive into it or even walk into it, but to dance into it! Dancing implies joy, peace, grace and this is my year to embrace those parts of me that have been trampled on and damaged. I'm not limping anymore. :)
Okay, I'm sure there will still be days, weeks even maybe when I feel crushed under the load of abuse and reaping the effects of the accumulation of past years, but I am well on the path to healing and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's a good feeling.
So, what are my plans for 2011? Continue healing, break free of the things I need to shed, and move forward with my life. Tangibly? I got a membership at the YMCA & I intend to use it! :) I'm gonna work my business and make it happen for me. I'm going to play with my children, I'm going to dance and sing. And, somewhere along that journey, I'm going to share my story. I'm going to speak out and no longer remain silent. I'm going to let God lead me, I'm going to immerse myself in Him and His Word and open my heart to the possibilities.
Happy New Year! May it be a blessed one for all of us!