“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.”
The older I get the more time seems to evade me. I wish time would slow down some, my babies are growing right before my eyes and it feels like a blessing and a curse all at once, but that’s not what this post is about, lol. Just want to have a place to record the memories from 2017.
January: I turned 28 on the 18th, it was pretty uneventful. My oldest niece turned 7 on the 31st and I’m pretty sure I cried about it.
February: I started training to become a full time key holder at Champs. I celebrated Valentines day with my 2 month old nephew being my valentine, it was perfect. I transferred stores and became an assistant manager at Champs. I was so excited but I was also sad to leave the store that was home.
March: I switched from AT&T to Sprint and I’ve regretted it ever since. Sprint sucks, lol. My oldest brother’s birthday was this month. Celebrating and being reminded that I’ve been blessed with another year to spend and my memories with my family & friends is important, even if I can’t list everyone’s birthday.
April: My mom turned…well lets not put that out there lol, just happy to celebrate another year of her life. This month was definitely a crossroads for me. I was having a bunch of health problems and I wasn’t happy at my job, so I decided stepping down was the best for me.
May: My youngest niece turned 2 and I DEFINITELY cried. I stepped down at Champs and got a new job doing something entirely different from retail. Two weeks later I was promoted to a salary position. My close friends/family Danielle and Ron got married and I was so honored to be apart of their special day.
June: With my new job came a bunch of free time that I wasn’t used to, but was so happy to have. I was able to go to doctors appointments and not have to worry if I’d be able to find someone to cover my shift, I was able to take care of myself like I should have.
July: Pretty sure I went to Santa Cruz, explored San Francisco, did the usual summer things that make me so happy. There is no better feeling than the sand between my toes on a hot summer day. My older brother and my sister both had birthday’s in July.
August: One of my best friends had a baby boy and it was pretty much the most eventful thing to happen this month, lol.
September: I started the Keto diet this month, and the results I got from it were more than I could ever ask for. If you’re thinking are starting to eat healthy, or be healthier in 2018, I highly recommend the Keto diet.
October: I finally started my blog after telling myself all year that I would start it. I think I just needed to be in a place where I was ready to open up and truly be myself. I also joined Planet Fitness and it was the best choice I made of 2017.
November: I feel like after halloween, the year is in fast-forward and everything becomes a blur. I celebrated Thanksgiving with my family, I went to the gym every day, I lost 15+ pounds and I didn’t have to work on black Friday for the first time since 2008.
December: Junior (my youngest nephew) turned 1 and it was the saddest day of 2017. This is the first Christmas that was weird for me. It’s the first time I only celebrated because my nieces and nephew live with me and Christmas was all about them. It wasn’t what I expect but there are no complaints coming from me. I am blessed, I don’t need gifts or a big celebration to remind me of that.
I know a majority of people hated 2017, but I honestly have no complaints. Every year has it’s low and high points, people pass away, people get sick, friends become strangers, strangers become your friends and life goes on.
I want to thank Angel & Brianna for keeping my head above water when I felt like drawing, for shining their light when I felt like staying in my dark place. I will never be able to thank you guys enough. Thank you to the new friends who have come into my life and shown me that there are decent people still out there. To my family, you are my everything. To Judy, who has always been there for me no matter what it was I needed of her, you have had a huge impact on my life and especially my 2017 I honestly have no words. Thank you to my amazing coworkers who are more like family to me, #BhampsFam. Most importantly I want to say thank you to my Seester, Rhiannon. You are the first person I call with exciting news, you’re the first person I call when I need to vent and cry. You’ve never turned your back on me, even when I’ve probably pissed you off but I’m your only Seester so I think you know you’re stuck with me. You held my hand through the darkest times of 2017 and smiled/shared my happiness. I can’t promise you that 2018 will be better than 2017, but I can promise to be right there with you every step of the way. #BabySchimmel2018. Lastly I want to Thank the people who view my blog regularly, the ones who give me suggestions and anyone else who supports me in this journey. You are appreciated. Here’s to 2018, may it bring health, happiness and hopefully love <3