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Reflections of 2012

It is the last day of 2012 and naturally we tend to look back on the past year. What did we do right? What did we get wrong? The good, the bad, and the ugly of dating brings us closer to figuring out what we really want. Is there such thing as getting it wrong if you learned from the mistake?

While we ruminate on the past year, perhaps we can also identify what we DEFINITELY won’t be bringing into the new year. What should we leave behind in 2012? Sexting? Coffee dates? Facebook stalking? Facebook drama from Facebook stalking?

I also have seen a lot of people who have decided to do a purge on their cell phone contacts. I admit I have a couple of DNA (do not answers) in my phone, so I will delete them first! Then there are people who have clearly proven they don’t deserve a spot in my list of people to butt dial by accident. Those are second!

What will you leave in 2012? What will you try new in 2013?

I want to hug you ALL for checking the blog each day, week, month and keeping such a fantastic community on Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog. I appreciate you all! Even (especially?) the wacky ones :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

39 comments Add your comment

MissMoni

December 31st, 2012
8:07 am

GOOD Morning MIA!!!

Wise Diva it’s interesting that you brought up purging the cell phone contacts, I did that on yesterday and I feel so refreshed! It’s time to move forward and not take anything or anyone into 2013 that you just don’t want to be bothered with. I view my time as valuable and precious and I have the right to spend it with whom I please. Obviously, there are some people who just didn’t make the cut. . .

MsAtl

December 31st, 2012
9:38 am

Good morning All!
Yes, it is time to clean out my cell phone contacts as well as my FB friends list. It is time to leave behind those folks that only contact me when they want something and those folks that are remnants from a past life. Looking forward to keeping my life drama=free and peaceful.

disco

December 31st, 2012
9:39 am

dag. after a long, lonely week last week I was all excited to see a new topic today. so much for that. guess some folks are still on holiday.

Celisea

December 31st, 2012
9:46 am

Well well well, dead as usual up in here…..

My reflection? First and foremost, I’m ever grateful to the Lord in Heaven and cannot deny that it was HIM that kept, spared, watched over, and abundantly me blessed this year!! For the good the bad and the uglies, as I’m still alive and breathing and doing weill. I look forward to a bigger, brighter, more prosperous year….

I’m in a good place so I have no regrets, bad sayings, hate, NUTHIN!!! LOLOLOL I don’t even have a “kick rocks” today. It’s all good. Life is good and as I always believe, there’s NOTHING better than living well. Many many blessings to you who wish to receive it!!

Oh, (cause y’all know I can’t help it), here’s my “gift” to myself…..I got ‘em for the low low at Belks (at Phipps…that’s the vain in me that just went there….lol). Of course they were originally priced slightly higher than shown on the CK website below. But that’s no matter, cause again, I got ‘em for the low low!!

http://www.calvinklein.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13370875

Celisea

December 31st, 2012
9:49 am

I do hope I’m “delivered” from my shoe wh@redom….seriously….lololol

Good day folks!!

Celisea

December 31st, 2012
9:53 am

One more…my motto is after I’ve endured enough “foolishness” (cause folks always think you’re stupid if you ain’t calling on their BS, is tell folks staight up….”get the hell on and get off my phone”

I’ve said that much this year……even as recent as a week or so ago. If that don’t clean the BS off your phone, I don’t know what will!!

Okay…now I’m gone to work

Again….y’all have a good one!

Lee

December 31st, 2012
9:53 am

Happy New Year.
I don’t wait for the new year to do anything, I make plans and go forth.. Change is continious– all year long, not just once a year.
Am i going to change anything about dating: i don’t know yet. Never know who comes into your life –hopefully to add to a better life and times.
Cheers

Bluzgirl

December 31st, 2012
10:01 am

Happy New Year everyone! Missed ya’ll last week.

I had a pretty rough 2012, but not going to dwell on the bad. I learned A LOT this year. Made several mistakes, but learned from each one, so no regrets. I’m looking forward to a new year with new beginnings…

disco

December 31st, 2012
10:16 am

hey everyone who showed up!!!!

for me, phone cleansing is an ongoing process. shoot, I’ll delete somebody’s phone number if the conversation doesn’t go how I want. lol.

re the new year. I’ve been trying to think up a good/fun resolution. I know a lot of folks aren’t into resolutions but I consider it an opportunity to challenge myself moreso than change myself. last year (well technically this year) I resolved to attend at least one ticketed event each month and go on one trip every other month. I met the goal and had some good experiences in the process.

Bluzgirl

December 31st, 2012
10:26 am

disco – that’s a good idea to come up with fun resolutions instead of the standards!

I vow to continue my positive path forward in the coming year. I saw an idea on Facebook and some friends and I are going to do this…have a jar with a lid on it and everytime anything good happens, write it down on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. Then on Dec. 31st next year, sit down and go through all the good things. It’s too easy to dwell on the bad, so this forces you to focus on the good…

Bluzgirl

December 31st, 2012
10:27 am

What are you doing tonight Disco?

disco

December 31st, 2012
10:30 am

bluz – ouch. what am I doing tonight? HA. chances are absolutely nothing. my good offer is a nice little trek and I doubt I’ll be up to making the drive. chances are I’ll be at home chilling. sleeping in the new year.

Bluzgirl

December 31st, 2012
10:34 am

I can’t decide what I’m going to do tonight. I honestly wouldn’t mind staying at home. One of my close girlfriends just went through a nasty break up, so I feel like I should plan something fun just for her, but just not that into it. Magnum did invite me to a hippy party! I just don’t think I’ll be comfortable. He’d be the only person I know and it might be weird. It would be different if we were a couple, but we’re not. Also, he said it would probably be an all nighter and I just can’t do that anymore! LOL

abc

December 31st, 2012
10:42 am

I would like to congratulate you, Wise Diva, for writing ‘ruminate’ rather than ‘marinate’. Seriously, bravo.

But! What should we leave behind in 2012? Sexting? Coffee dates? Facebook stalking? Facebook drama from Facebook stalking? Is it just me, or does that sound like activities for school children?

Lee

December 31st, 2012
10:43 am

Bluz –i like that idea of the jar, sometimes we forget the good, and dwell on the bad…

disco

December 31st, 2012
10:49 am

lee / bluz – re the jar of good things. from my experience you might want to put some qualifiers on it. lol. once I was on a kick with the “good things” journal where I had to write about something good that happened every day. thing was some days that good thing was quite silly. it would be something like getting two snacks out of the vending machine instead of one or heard a particular song on the radio. of course, it’s comical to go back and read but it’s also a dose of reality to go back and read. there were times I’d look at an entire week and be like the best thing that happened all week was that I got a parking space close to the door? really? my life sucks. lol. (of course I know it’s all perspective but still…)

Bluzgirl

December 31st, 2012
10:56 am

LOL disco! But…all the little “good things” add up! I think I’ll write down anything that makes me smile…

Lee

December 31st, 2012
11:12 am

Disco i feel your pain, but then i reflect back to younger days filled with drama, and say “i’ll take this boring life and love it” :)
And i never get that parking space close to the door.. lol i usually have to hike from where i park.

Single & Happy

December 31st, 2012
11:18 am

Morning all, the the “New Year” is just another day to me. Don’t have to wait till a special time to purge people out of my life or make decisions about what’s going on in my life. For me it’s make a decision and do it right then.

Single & Happy

December 31st, 2012
11:22 am

ABC, yea it’s just you, grown folks act like that too.

disco

December 31st, 2012
11:22 am

bluz – anything that makes you smile? girl I have a feeling your fingers are going to cramp up. good luck with that.

lee – yeah my life is super boring. not saying I crave drama but a little something something every now and then wouldn’t hurt. momma never said there’d be days like this. lol. okay. I’m being silly. the extent of my drama is usually listening to other folks’ drama.

S’up S/H?

abc

December 31st, 2012
11:23 am

Crazy. Seems like introducing needless drama on purpose, to me.

New Year’s Day isn’t just another day! It’s the day Nebraska is going to beat Georgia.

Single & Happy

December 31st, 2012
11:27 am

Nothing much Disco, how was your christmas

ABC you know people like drama

Who cares about Georgia

disco

December 31st, 2012
11:32 am

S/H – my Christmas was like me. plain, boring, quiet. lol. it was all good though. went to see django on Christmas day.

Single & Happy

December 31st, 2012
11:36 am

Did Santa bring everyone everything on your list?

Disco, That seems like an interesting movie, how did you like it

Bluzgirl

December 31st, 2012
11:40 am

abc – those are fightin’ words!!!

disco

December 31st, 2012
11:45 am

S/H – the movie was entertaining. not necessarily saying it was “good” but I suppose you could say that entertaining is good.

abc

December 31st, 2012
11:45 am

True though. Nebraska has the #1 pass defense in the FBS. Stop Murray, win the game — as long as they fix the problem with Steinkullar being out, and as long as they can run the ball. I smell an upset.

Bluzgirl

December 31st, 2012
11:47 am

abc – We’ll see…I just hope it’s a good game!

Single & Happy

December 31st, 2012
11:54 am

We’re a week away from the only game that counts :-D

Bluzgirl

December 31st, 2012
12:15 pm

S/H – That should be a good game! I guess I’ll root for Bama since I’m an SEC girl…

Single & Happy

December 31st, 2012
12:23 pm

Bluz you’re a good one, I’m old school there are some teams I will never root for! most of them are in the SEC.

Lee

December 31st, 2012
1:22 pm

It is so slow at work today… ugh…

Bluzgirl

December 31st, 2012
1:36 pm

Lee – I’m crazy busy here!!!

S/H – Part of me wants to root for ND just because everything thinks they are going to be killed on the field. Honestly, I don’t care who wins since my Dawgs aren’t in it…

abc

December 31st, 2012
2:04 pm

Notre Dame will win big. Bama ain’t that good — case in point, A&M made easy work out of them, and the Aggies aren’t that good this year.

abc

December 31st, 2012
2:04 pm

Besides, it’s Bama. Just can’t root for Bama.

Mike P

December 31st, 2012
2:17 pm

Happy New Years

What’s wrong with coffee dates, wise diva; sometimes those are the best.

Single & Happy

December 31st, 2012
2:18 pm

Easy work (LMAO) Not that good (ROTFLMAO) and you’re rooting for Nebraska (LOL)

Bluzgirl

December 31st, 2012
3:00 pm

Ya’ll be safe tonight!!! Gotta run…