Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, a few weeks late…

This is not a bucket list post, but it does include some future plans!

 Happy new years everyone! I hope 2011 was amazing and 2012 will be even better! Personally, 2011 was a great year, I accomplished a lot of things and learned much more. I celebrated my 5 years with my new heart, learned that I’m not scared of heights unless I’m rappelling over a 32 story building, and everyday I am reminded in someway or another of how truly blessed I am to have a second chance of life.

And because I have had a second chance at life, I deserve to prove to myself all that I can do. With help from some very encouraging friends, I’ve decided to knock number 24, to do a half marathon, off my bucket list. The half marathon isn’t until April 29th, but I’ve started training now and after a few days, I’m already feeling the burn. For anyone who knows my brother, and I, knows that I am the napper and he is runner. Two years ago my brother participated in a marathon and helped raise money for the American Heart Association along the way. Seeing him cross the finish line actually made me tear up because he accomplished a goal he had been training so hard for. Now it’s my turn. 2012 will be my year. I don’t want to be the napper anymore (except every now and then) and I want to prove to myself and everyone else that I can do this. I have a second chance to prove to myself that I can do this, so why waste it?


Some other random new years resolutions include giving up soda completely, become healthier, and study harder. I believe these are pretty simple, but as they say, always easier said than done.


This year has been amazing, but I can’t wait to cross off more items to my bucket list and continue to add more!