Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year, New You?

First of all.....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I personally am glad to say goodbye to 2010 and all of the craziness that came along with it. It had its ups and downs just like any other year but this one for me was just neverending so I'm looking forward to what the new year will bring. There's something refreshing about starting a new year isn't there? It has a way about giving people a sense of new beginnings. In reality, you can really choose to make changes at any given point in your life but I suppose we aren't always as self motivating as we'd like to be. Having a new year and sometimes even a new years resolution, will give us the opportunity to feel like we can forget about the past and move forward with the future, and it can all happen in just the blink of an eye. It's like the clock strikes 12:00am on January 1st and BAM, fresh start! "Out with the old, in with the new," if you will. I myself have been a creature of habit and fallen into the whole thing as well. I remember not too long ago when I was feeling a little less than fabulous I actually said, "Ugh...I just want this year to be over with so I can start fresh in 2011!!" I mean c'mon!! What the heck was I thinking...?!? I needed to wait however many months ago it was in order to make myself feel better? How pathetic. I should have gave myself a swift kick in the you know what and got my act together. I mean, I guess I kinda did now that I think about good for me! But to even make a comment like that is the point really...Why do we have to wait until the new year to make changes and improvements in our lives?? Why not today?

And now I guess I have to tell you to scratch that last line...and most of the entire first paragraph because it doesn't really matter right now why we as people are so weird and need to create certain holidays in order to take control of our lives. Because the fact of the matter is...It IS the new year!!! Sooo, lucky for all of you that NOW is the perfect time to step up to the plate and start swinging!! No more excuses, no more waiting for another day, no more I'm working on it....JUST DO IT! Start your diet, find a hobby, join a gym, find your dream job, start your business, have a baby, get married, learn something new, get organized, volunteer...DO SOMETHING! For crying out loud people, haven't you heard?!? IT'S A NEW YEAR! :) Forget about everything that has held you back in the past and see the future for what it is, yours! Your life is what you make of it and it's not going to change unless you make it happen. So, if you don't already have a goal that you'd like to achieve then now is the time to find one. Life is handing you the perfect opportunity to reflect on who you are and what you've got going for you and if it's not all you'd like it to be then figure out what's gonna get you there. It's not gonna happen by sitting on the couch eating leftover christmas cookies so get yourself some motivation!

With all that being said...I suppose it would only be fair for me to share my own personal goal. Up until this very moment I honestly hadn't really thought about this. I started to write this entry and had intended to post about what we've been up to lately but apparently God had some other plans for my blog tonight because clearly my little fingers decided to type something a bit different than cooking and organizing closets don't you think? Or maybe he was just looking out for you and closets may have been a bit boring now that I think about it. Well, this is me stalling............and I'm not usually one to open up too personally in a public forum to be quite honest so I'm going to try. This might sound surprising to many of you but quite extremely personal is my stuff? Not so much. It's kind of surfacey and doesn't exactly touch on the very emotional aspect of our lives that sometimes people tend to get into. I suppose I'm a bit more private. Anyways, I'm deciding to put it out there a bit on this one since after much stalling and thinking here, I really do think it should be my goal. I am officially stating my personal goal, or better known as a "New Years Resolution," to stop focusing on what's next and start living in the moment. Now many of you might not think this is really that interesting, however if you're's kind of a big deal. I have ALWAYS done this for as long as I can remember and it's not really that great of a thing to do. I spend so much time over-thinking everything, and what things will lead to, or what might happen, or where I want to be, or how I'm gonna get there, or why I'll never get there, or what made it that way...It becomes quite exhausting! If I could just stop spending all this time worrying about everything and focusing on what is actually in the moment than I might just start enjoying life a little bit more each day don't you think? I guess we'll see in 2011!

I would also like to invite you to to post your own new years resolutions or goals as well! Like I said, something refreshing about starting new so put yourself out there and tell the world...or just me! I hope to hear from all of you...and now I've gotta run because my hubby and little boy are snuggling by the fire watching a movie and I'm supposed to be living in the moment so off I go!! And once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


  1. very awesome can do it! I've made it my practice to not make resolutions, as they never get kept, but you've given me something to ponder! I think I shall make the best of every situation and not jump on the pity wagon. 2011 will be the year of improvement!!

  2. Good one mother, so lovely to have this conversation with you ;)


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