I am ready to say goodbye to 2019. But before doing so, I must take a look at the journey I took this year to appreciate all the stops I have made. A lot has happened that I did not understand and did not see coming. Would I say these events made me stronger or blessed? I am choosing both.
I have realized a long time ago that our misfortunes cannot destroy us. If we remain positive, they can only take us to a stronger and higher level. I can attest to this as I am here more tenacious and ready to welcome 2020.
From all that occurred in 2019, I am only taking with me good memories. My two words to live a fulfilled life in 2019 were to “think” and to “save”. I have learned mindful thinking, and I have failed to save. My impulsive spending habits had won, but I am aware of my problem, and I am still working on it.
I kept my desire to improve my public speaking skills. I participated in two contests where I was placed second in both at the Division level. I will not stop; I will continue that journey and plan to compete again in 2020.
In April 2019, I am humbled to say that I was honored by the senior leadership of my company as one Optum superhero 2018. It was a major recognition and I will treasure those three days I spent in Las Vegas forever.
On April 28, it was bittersweet to attend my former university nursing Induction ceremony. I have held the Vice President position of my chapter Lambda Iota for the past six years. Relocating to Florida will make it difficult to fulfill my duties. I will remain a Sigma member and hopefully, I will find a Chapter at Large to join where I will continue to grow and learn alongside great nurse leaders.
My daughter graduated with a Bachelor in Speech and Hearing in May 2019. I am so proud as she is already embarking on grad school adventure.
My family and I traveled to Sint Marteen in July, where we took the time to appreciate each other, and enjoy the simple pleasures that life has to offer.
No matter how difficult this year was, I remain committed to my blog. Every week, I kept posting something and was pleased to read all your comments.
I hope you were able to make the most of 2019. Regardless of the difficulties, remember there’s more ahead than what’s behind. Let’s shake it off and be ready to welcome the successful year of 2020.
What a lovely 2019 recap. You have a lovely family and should be very proud of all that you have accomplishment. Continued success in 2020. Many blessings.
Thank you, Beth, wishing you continued success in 20202 as well.
Congratulations on your wins! You have a beautiful family. I wish you more blessings in 2020!
May you have a blessed year, Karla.
It looks like you have been through a lot but we are also thankful that we are going to 2020 alive and kickin right?! hehe
Let’s kick this year, Michael. Blessings!
Beautiful family…may 2020 be an amazing year for you and your family.
Thank you Carrian, wishing you a successful and blessed year 2020.
Congratulations to you all. My brother is doing a similar course to what your daughter did in college. Happy Christmas and a new year to you and your family and friends.
All the best to your brother, Nina! May you and your loved ones have a blessed year.
It looks that you have been gone through loads of things this year; the best part is you remained committed to your blogging. May 2020 is a beautiful and amazing year for you.
That is right, Sarah, I am only taking the best of 2019 with me in 2020! Wishing a successful year 2020.
I love hearing about your 2019! What a year you had with so many accomplishments. Wishing you all the best for 2020.
I wish you the same, Audrey!
Sounds like you’ve had an eventful 2019! My year has been very mixed – I was quite ill at the beginning of the year but I have taken some positive steps to getting to where I want to be too, which is very exciting! I’m very much looking forward to 2020…
It was not all pleasant, but I voluntarily take only the positive, Kate!
I know so many people who had a rough year in 2019, so it’s good to hear you had so many positives! Overall it was a very good year for my family, too.
Let’s not let the negative and challenges of 2019 take away on all the good that had happened, Stephanie.
woww congratz. It’s an amazing recap and Saw so much positivity. Thank you for sharing.
You are welcome, Semmarys.
Your 2019 recap was so inspirational and I do believe that taking a risk at a dream can be extremely rewarding. By the way you look so gorgeous in all of your pics.
Thank you so much, Norma.
Congratulations on your success and your daughter graduating from college. You have a beautiful family too.
Thank you, Glenda, I truly appreciate your kind words.
This was a year of a lot of changes for our family (LD diagnosis for one daughter/shift to new school, my mama moving in with us while recovering from surgery etc), so I know what you mean about needing to reflect on all the positives despite the rough spots. Congrats on your work honor and esp on those public-speaking accolades – those are amazing accomplishments and you should be so proud!
I hope you do like me, Flossie and learn and grow from the challenges of 2019. I believe that you and your family will have a healthy and prosperous 2020.
Thank you for sharing your great year. I plan to improve my public speaking skills thus, I just enrolled to Sha Nacino’s online course. I am so excited and positive that 2020 will be our best year to come. Happy New Year!
This is awesome, Clarice, I wish you much success in your program.
Lovely recap. Congrats on all your achievements and more grease to your elbow. Wish the very best. P.S You have a very beautiful smile. Keep smiling.
Thank you, Viano, Happy and blessed year.
Life is full of ups and downs and we must face each challenge headstrong. I am happy to read about the events the past year has given you. You are blessed with a beautiful family and accomplishments that others can only dream of. Wishing you the best in this coming year!
I wish you the same, Eileen.
I love the idea of taking the good of 2019 with us into 2020 and leaving the rest behind. Wishing you and your beautiful family a joyous new year.
I wish you a more joyous year, Christa.
So many good things! Everyone looks lovely, and the accomplishments are admirable! Happy new year to you!
Happy New Year, Rosey!
It’s great to hear about your year. Congrats on your wins and good luck in the future.
Thank you, Tiffany, wishing all the best for the new year as well.
2019 was a hard year for me and a number of my friends. I am glad to put it behind me and move forward too! Happy New Year!!!
Let’s put all the negativity behind, Angela, and let’s be ready for a year full of blessings.
Sounds like you had a wonderful 2019 and wishing you an incredible 2020 too! Happy New Year and keep us inspiring with your work.
I only focussed on the wonderful, Ana, and now, let’s have a blessed year 2020.
I wish you all the best in 2020! I wish that you will be blessed more with success and happiness. Beautiful family!
I wish you the same, Suanlian!
Really lovely, I`ve always loved reading your post,I don`t always leave a comment but this time I felt it should be done to let you know there are people out here enjoying your journeys.
2019 sounds like a super busy year for you. 2020 will be a fantastic year full of celebration and love!
It was, Beth, I wish you a fantastic year as well.
Thank you for your kind words, Roamy, I wish all the best for the new year!