As I look back and reflect on 2012, I can't believe how far I have come! In 2012, I discovered Paleo. It started with food and ended up being so much more. I started Paleo to change my body and found that my mind changed also. What started as a diet, changed into a lifestyle. Yes, the changes in my body were wonderful but the changes in my mind were even better. I became happy. It is hard to describe because I have always been an easy going happy person. But, when I took out grains and sugar, my mood was so much better. I found myself talking to people I didn't know (I have always been very shy), and just being more friendly and outgoing. I cared more.
I decided to take a leap and start my own Paleo page called Butterflies, Peace, Paleo. I started this page thinking I would share with my friends what I was doing without clogging up my personal page with pictures of food and all the "crazy" stuff I was doing. To my surprise, only a handful of my friends have liked my page. I was a little hurt at first but decided to carry on. As my page grew, I started getting nervous. What if people realized I don't really know what I am doing? Ha, ha! What if they asked me a question I couldn't answer? At first, I posted on my page what I thought people would like but as I grew, I realized I had to be me. So, I post things that I like in hopes others will like it too. I have had a few unlikes, but that's ok. Not everyone likes the same things and I try not to take things personally. I am really having fun with my page and never imagined it would grow to over 700 followers. That is crazy!
I have learned so much the past year. I attended the Balanced Bites seminar by Diane Sanfilippo and Liz Wolfe which was amazing! I have listened to hundreds of Paleo podcasts. Have read tons of books by various Paleo authors, and I have learned just by doing. I have also been able to connect with other pages and found their is a whole community of us! How cool!
So, all in all, 2012 was a great year! I am so thankful for everything and everyone in my life! I am looking forward to an bigger and better 2013.
Happy New Year!