i have never been more excited for a year to begin than now. yes, the past couple years were filled with good times, but a lot of loss, sadness, and pure bad luck sort of overshadowed my happiness. i really am starting 2011 with the intent that this will be my "lucky" year. things will be falling into place, and instead of worrying about things ~ hopefully i'll find my peace again :)
last year was the first year i set resolutions for myself & last year was also the first year i kept most of them! 2010 recap ~
1 ~ twelve meals: check ~ i'll share the last few meals in my coming posts! :)
2 ~ blog three times a week: half check ~ i don't know that every week i posted three times, but i definitely kept the blog going.
3 ~ finish projects: check ~ this is always going to be a challenge for me; however this year i am pretty sure i finished everything i started.
4 ~ remember to breathe: half check ~ i might have forgotten this a couple times, but for the most part i made sure i did.
5 ~ try new things: check ~ i think i was super brave & tried a lot of new foods and especially new friendships.
6 ~ be healthy: uh not so much ~ i did follow my dr's orders, but exercising regularly and eating like i should definitely did NOT happen consistently.
7 ~ read more: check ~ you'll be happy to know i read more books in 2010 than in the previous years.
8 ~ pay off credit cards & car: half check ~ my car is paid off... credit cards are still a work in progress!
9 ~ work smarter: check ~ i stood up for myself, i think i was a good leader, and i definitely learned how to handle certain personalities while maintaining my own sanity.
10 ~ find my faith again: half check ~ i found it... and then lost it... and then i think at the end found it again. :) hopefully it sticks this time.
this year i plan to....
1 ~ bake twelve desserts. i am seriously soo excited about this! :) i am thinking the mister will enjoy this... as well as my neighbor and friends who will be forced to take goodies home so i don't blow up in size.
2 ~ start a savings account. it's time ~ i have had a few before, but i ultimately always close them. this account will be different. money will go in... and will not be coming out for a very long time.
3 ~ bike & walk. two things i love to do, i plan on doing more of in 2011. since the beach is next door, that's where i plan to do both of these things on the regular! :)
4 ~ use my recycled bags. a small stepping stone, but my way of being more green. :) i want to get the one below because i sort of think it's amazing. fyi, you can buy this tote here at handbago.com.
5 ~ find a place to volunteer. i've been struggling to find a place with flexible volunteer hours for awhile now, but i WILL find somewhere soon! i think it's important to give back no matter what.
6 ~ get a job. i have been a little quiet about it, but i have been interviewing! (the company's are going to stay confidential for now, but i promise to give the full low down eventually.) hopefully things will be wrapping up soon, and i will be back in my stilettos before you know it.
9 ~ learn to be patient. i really need to work on this. i am the most impatient person in the world. i like instant gratification, and it's time i change.
8 ~ send cards. i've got most everyone's birthday's marked, holidays highlighted, and damn it... i will be sending my loved one cards for all the important occasions! i have a few friends who are SOOO good at sending cards, and it always makes me want to be like them. this year i will be!
7 ~ call my sisters. it's hard that we are so far away, and never able to ALL be in the same place at once. this year i'm going to try and check in with each of them more often. even though i sort of hate talking on the phone ~ i will because i ♥ them.
10 ~ finish my projects. it was one of my goals in 2010, and it will probably continue to be every year so i don't let my procrastination habit take over! :)
did you make any resolutions or set any goals?
i hope you enjoyed reading mine, and p.s. glad to be back. i missed my computer way more than i thought i would. unfortunately i found out my logic board needs to be replaced, but the budget doesn't account for that right now, so cross your fingers nothing goes haywire! :)