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goodbye 2014…

I feel like I say this every year…but 2014 just flew by and it’s been a rollercoaster of year. Had some great gains and even some great losses, but nonetheless….I wouldn’t change a thing. Many of you stepped up (you know who you are) where others stepped down (you also know who you are) and I can’t begin to thank you for the support and love that I’ve been flooded with. It’s encouraging to have people by your side that support you and help you through BOTH the good and bad and not just when things are good.

I wanted to take the time out and really reflect on the year and some of the things that I’ve learned. I truly believe that this year was one meant for learning in order to prepare me for the good that is to come in 2015.

Things I’ve Learned in 2014:

  • You can’t please everyone
  • Not everyone will truly be happy for you (even if that’s what they display on the outside)
  • Peace comes from the most unexpected places
  • How often you see someone does not place value on the friendship
  • Distance is no object when you care for someone
  • God will ALWAYS have my back
  •  Trust is built with consistency
  • I’m great at self-sacrificing to see others be happy
  • I will not settle
  • It’s not meant for me because He has better
  • I’m scared of love
  • I’m a fighter (and I’ll do it with everything inside of me)
  • I’m really awesome at being a coach (hidden gift)

Expectations for 2015:

  • Loving with an open heart
  • Embracing my flaws
  • Spiritual growth
  • Putting myself first
  • Not to give too much too soon
  • Truly letting God be in control of things
  • Taking the time to let people know you appreciate them (life is too short)
  • Not being afraid to ask for help
  • Growth in all areas of life (career, love, family, friendship, as a mom and spiritually)

Looking forward to seeing what 2015 brings and creating more memories. Writing all this down has truly showed me that I am blessed beyond measure. I hope y’all continue you prosper in 2015 as well. So very proud of all of the accomplishments of my family and friends. Here’s to 2015 being the best year of our lives! LET’S GET IT!!!

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Y’all be safe out there tonight! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

xoxo,

Renee

KJ - Flaws!?! You have flaws? This is news to me…

Renee Hicks - LOL….I just love you KJ! Happy New Year to ya!

Summer 2014

It’s been a SUPER busy summer here at the House of Hicks, hence the lack of blogging. I’m going to attempt to catch you guys up on our summer (in pictures of course) and let you guys in on our summer fun! I’m back to taking more pictures…so I hope that you all will be seeing a lot more of us!

 

Happy Sunday!

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Happy Birthday To Me (dirty 30 edition)

Wow, I can’t even believe that I’m here writing this. 3 decades of my life have literally flashed before my eyes. It’s kind of bittersweet actually.

My twenties have been filled with some of the best (and even worst) memories of my life. From heartbreak, children, purchasing my first home and car, my dream job and even winning a Southern Conference Championship in college, I’ve experienced A LOT in the past 10 years.

29 was especially a growing year for me. Divorce, becoming a single mom, baptism, and most importantly, learning to lean on God have been some of the things that have occurred. And what I’m most proud of is that I took all of this with a postive attitude and came out better than before. I have truly been blessed in more ways than one. I learned to trust in God even when the picture wasn’t so perfect. That after the rain comes the rainbow. I’ve also been very fortunate to weed out the people I didn’t need in my life while gaining some friendshipd that I will forever cherish!

So as I say goodbye to my twenties, I want to thank them for the memories, for bettering me as a person and for showing me that the best has yet to come! Thirties….I look forward to applying the lessons learned in my twenties and making this the BEST decade of my life!

Happy Birthday to Me!

 

xoxo

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Jin - I can’t believe that we are turning thirty this year….time has passed so fast.
You are truly an inspiration to me. I hope that I can continue to weather the storm with a positive attitude and trust that although things don’t look clear, God has a plan for me. I’m alive and it could be worse.
I happy belated Birthday doll….this year is going to be amazing!

xoxo,
jin