Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary!
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Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary!

4:00 AM

Happy New Year everyone!  It’s officially 2016, this past year has absolutely flown by.  Today is also my anniversary with the boyfriend.  It’s crazy to think that we are celebrating our first year together.  I feel like just yesterday we were reconnecting at the local deli by both of our jobs.  It’s crazy how fast time flies.  A year ago today after the ball dropped and fireworks went off is when we decided to make it official.  I think for the whole month of December we already knew that we were going to be dating but when he talked to me about it I didn’t say yes until New Year’s.  The only reasoning behind this is just because I had been single for so many years, and the last guy before him really negatively impacted my life.  Then I finally came to my senses and thought you know what, I’ve known Joey for 9/10 years.  I know how he is as a person, and I know how he is in relationships.  I decided to take my walls down and give it a shot.  I didn’t really give anyone a chance until Joey.  I guess sometimes these things have a funny way of working out.

So, Joey, Happy Anniversary and here’s to another year of great times!

Now, onto New Year’s discussion.  I’m not one to have a resolution, I used to in the past but I really don’t anymore.  I have the same goals all year round and each month I have a new one, once the previous one is met.  I don’t do the whole new year new me thing because I’m constantly struggling with my weight and body image that I don’t need the pressure of deciding that on the first day of the year I’m going to stress about losing weight and going to the gym.  I don’t know about everyone else, but on the first day of the year I want to relax and enjoy my time with family and friends.  I’ll wait a few days before I try and work off that holiday fat haha.

The only things that I would like to change in the new year are just to take care of myself better.  Not necessarily go to the gym and get the body that I have been wanting since high school but just really watch what my intake is because my body is my temple.  Maybe moving around a little more wouldn’t hurt either hehe.  Another thing is to start saving a little more intensely because I do eventually want to buy a house.  Spending more time with my family especially my mom is on my list of things because her and I used to hang out so much but with a boyfriend and everything else going on it’s hard to do that and she is for sure my best friend.  Maybe even go on a mother daughter trip.  Even if it’s just to hang out at a spa all weekend, I know my mom needs it and deserves it more than anyone else in this world.  Traveling with the boyfriend.  Yes, little weekend getaways are nice but I feel like you really should travel with your significant other.  Plus, Joey never gets a chance to just relax and have “me time.”  He’s always working or fixing something/someone’s car. 

I wrote something on my personal Facebook the other day regarding 2015.  I wanted to share it here (a little more in depth though) with all of you so you can understand a little more if I haven’t been as active with all of you on the blog.  When I say it’s been a hectic year, it really has been.  I’ve been under a lot of stress and I’ve been trying to keep it together.  I know that 2015 is gone already, but I feel like with the craziness of the holidays I never really got a chance to write about certain things, and when I write I feel like I’m almost releasing all of the stress.

2015 will always be remembered as the year that really showed me how much strength I truly have and how much I’ve grown as a person.  2015 was a rough year, but it was also a good year.  I started off 2015 with a new relationship and we had such an awesome time.  However, I had a few bumps in the road.  As some of you know I went to Poland again this past summer.  This year my vacation was not as relaxing as last year’s.  For those of you who don’t know my whole families (besides parents and brother) are in Poland.  I’ve seen my grandparents a total of I think 8 times in my life.  My grandma had been really sick for a while and she had lost a significant amount of weight (about half her original size).  I went to Poland knowing she would be in the hospital the whole 2 weeks I was there and that I was going to be my Grandpa’s buddy for those 2 weeks, from what everyone told me I really lifted his spirits.  Within the first week of me being there I spoke with the doctor and found out that she had been diagnosed with cancer.  My grandpa already has enough health problems (he’s been struggling with emphysema for a long time) alone so this was just an extreme moment.  I also in the same trip found out that the cancer she has is manageable with the proper care and medication.  She started chemo while I was there.  She was finally able to go home a little while after I had left Poland.  Then, we found out that on Christmas Eve my Grandpa had been rushed to the hospital.  He could not breathe.  We received a phone call on Christmas morning (this is why I now believe in Christmas miracles) and it was him saying he was ok and he was already making jokes with me.  That was the first time in my life that I received a Christmas morning present (we open presents on Christmas eve) and nothing will ever top it.  He definitely puts on a brave face.  He was able to go home on I believe Monday of this week.  I was also involved in my first major car accident this year.  I was rushed to the hospital and was out of work for a few days.  My car was saved somehow and I was ok after a few days of resting. 

I also had a few other life changing events happen that I don’t want to share with all of you because those are extremely personal, and I usually like to write about things that can inspire others to stay strong and tough through it, but certain things are not meant for the public so I do apologize and hope y’all understand.  I would like to thank all of my family and friends who have stood by my side throughout 2015.  I hope that in 2016 I can repay the favor and be there for you if times ever get tough.  I hope that you will come to me even if you just need a shoulder to cry on. 


I hope everyone enjoyed their New Year’s and may 2016 bring you lots of love, happiness, success, and good health!

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  1. Happy New Year and Happy First Anniversary! Cheers to many more years <3

  2. 2015 really was a tough year for you! Sorry you went through so much, but it's great everything turned out okay in the end, for you after the accident and for your grandparent's health.

    Hope that 2016 is filled with nothing but great things for you!

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  3. Happy belated anniversary!!!

    You're such a strong woman and I hope this year gives you a little bit of a break.


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