2011 is a year that'll certainly go down as "The Year of Growth" for me. (And you.) I've shared so many lessons that I've learned on this place and space and you contributed by sharing the lessons that you've learned as well. Thank you.
That's what the 20's is all about, right? Making the mistakes, learning the lessons, and growing from them, right?
Yesterday, I shared a few kick-ass moments that Mommy Delicious experienced in 2011 and I couldn't let the year come to a close without highlighting the "growing pains" moment. 2011 kicked my ass, but in a good way. After putting my big girl pants on, I (we) grew a ton. And I can say that I am truly grateful for each and every "growing pains" moment. It has made me more self-aware, more confident, and more of a sweet-and-patient-but-don't-eff-with-me type of person. I've come into my own, so to speak. And that's a blessing. And it's all because of these moments:
Resilient Women Learn the Lesson... And Move Forward -- I couldn't have asked for a better lesson to help me start the year off.
A few weeks later, I reminded us that we are totally worth all things nice and sweet and warm and fuzzy and glorious. Because we are. Worth it. Totally.
I finished grad school and earned two masters as a single mom. Nuff said. #Winnning
My relationships with Aiden's other parent ended disastrously. But that was totally okay. Because I learned so many lessons from my ex. (And I learned when to fold 'em and say, "I'm done.")
I had an insanely fun week in Miami with my girlfriends all because I learned how to truly be alone in the previous months and fully embrace my "single gal" status.
I started dating Mr. Yummy. And he was yummy. And I learned a lesson from that episode too. (I hope.)
I've come into my own and learned (and I'm still learning) how to truly be myself, as hard as it could be at times. "Stand for something or you'll fall for anything," is what they say.
And we learned that, in spite of so many things, our kids are so totally freaking awesome. Really.
As I always say, thank you for being your awesome selves. Thank you for making this community all that it is. As I stated in the 2011 holiday post, wishing you loads of sweet moments, more successes than failures, more triumphs than trials, lots of superheroes to save the day, and a little more PINK!
Happy New Year!
Who's ready for 2012?! I can't wait to put these lessons into practice and learn even more!
Love you guys! xo