Archive for the ‘New Year’ Category

Girl, Interrupted.

In Life, Marathon, New Year on December 29, 2012 at 2:52 am

Life has thrown some major interruptions my way the past few months. To be brutally honest, it has sucked big time. I’ve always considered myself a strong person – but that has been tested a lot recently. If I had time to have a nervous breakdown, I probably would.

I read a quote yesterday that perfectly describes my life at this time… “Sometimes the things we can’t change, end up changing us.” Boy, have I found that out to be true this year.

Sometimes we throw all our energy in to trying to “change” or “fix” our problems and situations when maybe it’s us that needs to be changed. That maybe our situations won’t change until we do. Change is hard, no matter WHAT kind. But if it all stayed the same, we would never grow, we would never discover the person we were meant to be. I have spent the majority of this year questioning why I’m the one who is defeated and also why I’m the one being put through change. Most days I don’t have answers or even understand, most days I have the “life’s not fair” pity party. But I have hope that when I’m done changing in to the person I need to be, when I’m rebuilt, that I’ll be better than ever. Stronger.

I’ve learned a lot this year about myself. I’ve learned I’m stronger then I realized, but that being weak is ok. I’ve learned that you don’t realize how something effects you until it’s destroyed you. I’ve learned that soul mates don’t always have to be a romantic relationship. That there are some people in your life that you just connect with, your best friend, your sibling, etc…that they understand you. I’ve learned that God sends exactly the right people at the right time, whether to make you smile or give you hope. I’m learning that God will never leave you empty, that His strength is always made perfect in our weakness. I’ve learned crying isn’t a sign of weakness, but that a sign that you are alive. A living, feeling, emotional being. Lastly I’ve learned that the only person I need to strive and be better than, is the person I was yesterday. In every aspect of my life, be better.

I may not like change, but I like who I am becoming. Bring on 2013!

PS: Four weeks until I run 26.2 for the 2nd time.

Twenty Dozen

In 2012, New Year on January 1, 2012 at 6:46 am

Twenty Eleven. Wow, what an awesome year for us Culbersons! Our little family spent most of the year separated by A and C schools. At the beginning of the year, I remember wishing for 2011 to fly by, and it really did. We were united together for good in September and then the whirlwind really began. The move, Taylor starting a new “job” here in California, the Holidays, and now celebrating a New Year. I feel like we are finally getting settled here in Southern California. The biggest change is the culture. I don’t mean this in any way to be bad, but being a minority takes some getting used to. We are enjoying it here though.

Sophie just keeps growing and growing. Talking more and more and becoming her own little person. She has a sweet, loving spirit about her, but at the same time, feisty and stubborn! We cannot wait to celebrate her two years here with us. She is by far the best thing the Lord has given us. Without a doubt.

Taylor and I will be celebrating our 10th New Year’s together. I thank God each and every day for him. Sophie and I are incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful husband and daddy.

I hope 2012 brings each and every one of you happiness and much love. May the Lord bless you each day this New Year. May you be of strong mind and body, spiritually and mentally. Do something that challenges you. Do something you’ve dreamed of. Keep your friends and family close to you. Cherish them, because life is short.

Here’s to 2012, New Year and new adventures. May He bless you and keep you safe.