Good-Bye 2009. Welcome 2010.
2009 can be summed up as simply amazing.
A year full of blessings, happy times and moments that took our breath away. Tears of happiness were shed, meaningful conversations had and so much love that my heart could burst at the seams. There were times much anticipated and decisions and choices that were fully planned and made that would change life as we knew it.
Gratefully, the big guy upstairs is always looking down upon us. He has gifted me with not only this year of happiness but the last three years of my life have been the best years of my life to date. The good heavily and I mean HEAVILY outweighed the bad. I’ve learned so much this year, learned to have faith that every single thing that has occurred has its purpose. I even realized that my calling in vocation is even for a reason.
I never imagined working in health care.
If I could go back in time, I’d do it right after high school and be doing it like I am now. Only earlier. I love helping people, enjoy making a difference in their lives and mostly being a wave of fresh air that maintains integrity on the behalf of those who cannot fend for themselves. I can see myself branching off into other areas in health care in the next few years as well.
Sometimes, out of the sake of curiosity, I wonder what it would be like if I was still doing that Entertainment show & still working in media if it would make me feel as rewarded as I do when working with people. I mean, it is something that I am still extremely passionate for but in another sense I have found a newfound fire. That’s why I believe I am blessed because I simply enjoy what I do & Hubby is just as blessed. I still have my freelance writing to quench my need for writing!
Another milestone this year was planning on the birth of my second daughter.
It was the best decision I have made and I have enjoyed every single minute of it. I cannot wait to welcome her into the world this year. Being a mother is something that is absolutely irreplaceable. Everything you do is for their sake and the love that I feel cannot be described in words. Being a mother is a sacrifice, being a mother is learning every step of the way and being a mother is changing whatever needs to be changed in order to make life better for your children.
I’m currently loving my second pregnancy. Words cannot describe the euphoria it gives me when I feel my baby move and kick. To know that very soon I will see this little baby become a her own little person just as I have seen my beautiful Peanut evolve into a talented, artistic and loving human being. This pregnancy is a lot like my first in the sense of the same symptoms and such. But, I have much more support this time around. I’ve been feeling great throughout most of it and for that, I am blessed and thankful.
I’m already so anxious to meet our little one! Not too long left! We purchased a gorgeous sleigh crib a few months back and we set it up and it’s already such a beautiful reminder of what’s to come. My life feels complete now that we decided to plan to have this little one, we planned it so that we would have Jelly Bean the same month as big sister Gabby! And it worked out perfectly! Can’t wait until we have both my little ones running around this big house! All the rooms will have a purpose now!
2009 also allowed us to travel a lot.
It was a great year to discover and enjoy new places together as a family and hopefully, this year won’t be any different since we will have a new addition to the family. I am more than positive the memories will be even greater. We have big things planned for our little girls and cannot wait to make their dreams a reality.
So every year it is easy to come up with a resolution but it is difficult to actually follow through. We are already into the first week of January and I have pondered as to what needs to be changed or can be changed in 2010.
I can honestly say nothing because every year of my life I try to live as I deem most proper and I avoid negativity. Although sometimes negativity seems to follow me everywhere I go. It is sometimes humorous to respond to it even though the never-ending poisonous tongues never move on in life. I have. So I can confidently say that I know that is the reason they spew their fruitless words. It is apparent that it happens so frequently, I just cannot help laugh, SMH and respond with a witty and snide remark. But, I am always aware that I have something to learn every single day because there is much to learn in life and we are nothing close to perfect.
So, my resolution this year is to keep living my life as I have been, no matter who or what tries to bring us down.
The key word is trying.
They never succeed. I can just move forward, continue working hard, learning from my mistakes and those of others and keep being me. Apparently, what I have been doing makes me memorable for years! LOL! On the real though, I can only keep moving up and trying to trek through life as best as I can even if I may falter on the way.
Happy New Year here’s to 2010, I pray that it is filled with as much love, prosperity and success and can only extend those wishes to everyone. The harder you work at a goal the easier and the sooner you will achieve it.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.