I love the time span between mid-October and the 2nd week of January.  I love Halloween and the fact that the day afterward, I can start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I never give New Year's much of a thought until after Christmas, but I'm always excited when it arrives.  It is, perhaps, the very most (personally) exciting time of the year for me- a New Year.  A fresh start.  A rebirth of sorts, where I determine to be a better person, a better wife, a better mother, a better business-woman, a better cook, a better organizer.  I rededicate myself in almost every effort.  Sometimes I go overboard.  Okay, ALWAYS I go overboard.  My resolutions list spans two or three pages.  I've got fitness goals, I've got business goals, I've got spiritual goals, I've got family/household goals, I've got educational goals, and the result is that I succeed in about 4 of 38 goals. 


This year, I'm simplifying.  Is my head spinning with resolutions?  Yes.  Am I thrilled about the idea of a new start?  Absolutely.  Am I going to make my list more attainable this year?  I am.

I made a (small) list of New Year's resolutions (two of which I will have crossed off by the end of this week!) and have some thoughts and quotes that have resonated with me. 

I saw this in a catalog I get and I loved it:

Start: Something
Stop: Worrying
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Start: Living
Stop: Waiting
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Start: Talking
Stop: Texting
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Start: Trails
Stop: Treadmills
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Start: Now
Stop: Procrastinating
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Start: Doing
Stop: Planning
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Start: Simplifying
Stop: Complicating


This year, I will:
Run a half marathon
Read 6 just-for-me books
Write in my journal twice a week
Read scripture
Compete in a mud-run
Blog more about my own family
Date my man, once a week
Make and stick to a weekly meal plan
Live by this motto-
"Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling."

-Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happy New Year!!

I love the time span between mid-October and the 2nd week of January.  I love Halloween and the fact that the day afterward, I can start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I never give New Year's much of a thought until after Christmas, but I'm always excited when it arrives.  It is, perhaps, the very most (personally) exciting time of the year for me- a New Year.  A fresh start.  A rebirth of sorts, where I determine to be a better person, a better wife, a better mother, a better business-woman, a better cook, a better organizer.  I rededicate myself in almost every effort.  Sometimes I go overboard.  Okay, ALWAYS I go overboard.  My resolutions list spans two or three pages.  I've got fitness goals, I've got business goals, I've got spiritual goals, I've got family/household goals, I've got educational goals, and the result is that I succeed in about 4 of 38 goals. 


This year, I'm simplifying.  Is my head spinning with resolutions?  Yes.  Am I thrilled about the idea of a new start?  Absolutely.  Am I going to make my list more attainable this year?  I am.

I made a (small) list of New Year's resolutions (two of which I will have crossed off by the end of this week!) and have some thoughts and quotes that have resonated with me. 

I saw this in a catalog I get and I loved it:

Start: Something
Stop: Worrying
--------------------
Start: Living
Stop: Waiting
--------------------
Start: Talking
Stop: Texting
--------------------
Start: Trails
Stop: Treadmills
--------------------
Start: Now
Stop: Procrastinating
---------------------
Start: Doing
Stop: Planning
--------------------
Start: Simplifying
Stop: Complicating


This year, I will:
Run a half marathon
Read 6 just-for-me books
Write in my journal twice a week
Read scripture
Compete in a mud-run
Blog more about my own family
Date my man, once a week
Make and stick to a weekly meal plan
Live by this motto-
"Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling."

-Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happy New Year!!



Comments
Jen says:

Love love love.

(01.06.11 @ 05:31 PM)
Sara says:

Beautiful.

Love the Mud Run- I want to do one of those too!

(01.06.11 @ 06:33 PM)
Becky Jones says:

Oooohhh... that just gave me an idea for some artwork. I have a small corner wall I've been looking for something to hang on it and I L*O*V*E that quote. I think I'll frame it cute and hang it up. Btw- I really look forward to your blog posts; they are so inspirational for me. Thank you friend!

(01.06.11 @ 07:36 PM)
elizabeth says:

add this to your resolution list...

"this year elizabeth and I will stop talking & get together and play already!"

love your insight. happy 2011!

(01.06.11 @ 11:55 PM)
alison says:

I love it! we share some similar goals! I just wish we lived by each other. I'm sure we'd be good friends. :) good luck on your goals. which 2 goals are you going to do by this week already?

(01.07.11 @ 02:15 PM)
Dana says:

I'm really glad you posted this. It got me thinking because I plan and worry way to much. So I'm gonna print it out and tape it in my calendar book. Maybe looking at something each day, will make it easier to create.

(01.12.11 @ 12:01 AM)