Another year passes...

And at the strike of midnight a new year will be upon us. I will be spending a quiet evening at home with my daughter and son and his girlfriend. A perfect evening in my eyes. I am not one to party per-say. I like to visit and socialize, but I am not a drinker, I never have been. I was/am always the designated driver. I felt it was always a good thing so no one ever had to worry about drinking too much. I hope everyone that is choosing to drink this evening has a plan to get home safely.

A new year to me means new goals. I don't really make resolutions, but I do have accomplishments that I want to complete and I do want to learn to accept the things I cannot change. I feel I am ever changing and for the better. Going to college has made me a better person and has made me more aware of so many things. Education, can it really do that? I think so. Education opens doors and minds. I will graduate in May and then I start another new adventure, a career. I have never had a career before. I have had jobs, and my art, which is my passion, but never a career. I miss my art, but it is still there, waiting...

Soul-searching and reflecting is normally what I do this time of year. I feel it is important for each one of us to do that from time to time. We need to know who we are, who we want to be, where we are, and where we are going or want to be. Goals and dreams are also important for everyone to have. For the longest time I didn't dream and I didn't have goals. I didn't like the person I was becoming. I had to make changes for me and I am so glad that I did.

Wishing each of you a wonderful evening. Be safe! Happy New Year 2012! Here is to new dreams, new goals, health, and happiness! Cheers, Tonya


blur.baby said...

A Happy New Year to you T! I hope the new year is a good one for you...!!!
Hugs Annie

Patty Sumner said...

I think your evening sounds great! Blessings to you and yours in the upcoming year.

Ev said...

What an wonderfully exciting year it's going to be for you!!! Enjoy your last months at school and the anticipation of a whole new adventure! 2012 is going to ROCK for you!

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Happy New Year Tonya!!!

May your year be the best :)


The Secret Hermit said...

Hi Tonya, I have to say I love your blog!!
It's great to hear you say that you are changing things that you weren't happy with, so many people forget that they can change things themselves if they just try!!

I'm looking forward to swapping with you and guess what? we share a birthday too Aug 9th (I read a few of your posts today lol ;o)

Micki x

Sunny Carvalho said...

Hi, Tonya! So nice to "meet" you on my blog! I think your New Year's evening sounded fantastic! I spent mine with my best friend laughing and talking!

I love those adorable bunnies on the right side of your blog...too cute!!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be checking in on your blog as well! Happy 2012!! xoxo

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Happy 2012 Tonya! Wishing you continued success in reaching your new goals! You GO Girl! Hugs, Lisa :)