What a year 2013 has been, such a monumental period in my life! I've had so many wonderful moments within this year, definitely a year for the books. I have this app called Timehop and it shows you previous posts on social sites, well the end of 2012 I posted on Facebook that I hope 2013 will bring me happiness.... and oh my! My hopes did come true ;) I never thought I would be where I am at today emotionally, spiritually, and physically and it only took my a year to get here! I've been able to overcome big and small trials within 2013 and I am seriously so proud of all my accomplishments. Although it's been a hard year at times, I am so thankful for everything it has taught me and what has been brought into my life. I won't fill this post with everything the has happened within this year but I'll mention the highlights that impacted my life in the greatest of ways.
-At the beginning of the year I decided to become 100% sober, I was getting completely nothing from partaking in mind altering substances... I was just damaging my life and the important relationships I had. It was such a hard decision for me at that time and it can sometimes still be hard for me, but that decision really was the spark of my change.
-I was extremely unhappy with my life and I was nowhere near the direction I wanted to be heading, so I decided to let the Gospel back into my life. I knew going done this path wouldn't harm me and if I didn't like it, I'd just choose a different path. I started to pray every night and attended my singles ward, it was basically new to me since I stopped being fully active back when I was 12. Progressively I started to do more and more things involving the Gospel with a lot of people's help of course. Getting the Gospel back into my life is seriously THE BEST DECISION I'VE EVER MADE!!! I am not even joking. Seriously. Best.
-I met Ariel, he was someone I really needed at this point in my life. He was a returned missionary, someone who could help me learn more about the church plus he was really handsome. ;)
-Liam's first birthday. It was not a day I dreaded like I thought it was going to be, I felt uplifted and loved. It was a such an amazing day and I will cherish every moment and feeling I felt on that day.
-I got engaged and married within 2013, obviously it was an amazing year for me! Love being married to Ariel, LOVE IT! Being able to work towards our goals as a team is amazing. I can not wait for the upcoming years with him, as my husband!
-I finally started taking being healthy and fit seriously, thanks to my husband. I never felt this good about myself and it's only the beginning! And seeing muscles on myself is great, I love flexing any chance I get. *get swole*
2013 was such a life changing year for me and it had molded me into the women I am today. I recognize myself as a daughter of God, and I cherish that title now. I am healthy in mind, body, and spirit because of the steps I've taken to achieve that within this year. I have been able to overcome the deepest part of my grief and I now able to openly speak about my sweet Liam. I am a wife to an amazing man, who has helped me achieve many of these great changes within this year!