WELCOME 2012!!!!!

I have never been so excited to see a New Year, as I have this one.

Why, you ask?

Well, for starters, I spent the better part of 2011 whining ...

  • whining about how stressed I was
  • whining about how much I hate graduate school
  • whining about the amount of work I have to do on a daily basis
  • whining about all the stuff I have to do at home
Whining takes a lot out of a girl, and as the year rolled on, it made me crabby ... grumpy ... and generally sour. I don't like it when I'm generally sour.  I doubt many others do either.  I just don't have any fun when I'm sour, and I want to have more fun.  I don't have fun when I'm whining.

As I looked to the end of the Christmas season, sadly, I began to contemplate new beginnings ... turning new leaves ... do-overs ... and I realized it made no sense going back over my goals for 2011.  They were and are sooooo over. Rather, I needed to look to 2012 with great anticipation.  It has some pretty cool things in store for me.

First off, I will begin my inaugural year in my 40s.  I am excited, and I'm not just saying that to convince myself. I really am looking forward to a new chapter.

Secondly, I will finally graduate from my masters program, and while I've spent the better part of two years moaning about the entire process, it is a big accomplishment that might require a big party.

Thirdly, I am finally going to embrace DISCIPLINE.  For so long, that has been I word I've abhorred, but what I have come to realize is that it is actually something to embrace ... we all need a little discipline in order to survive.  Otherwise, we would have complete and total chaos.

Fourthly, I am not going to give myself a bunch of goals that I won't be able to accomplish.  I hate failure, and the least little thing that might smack of failure is more than I can take.

So, I am looking at five little things that I want to try to accomplish this year, and they are:

  1. Get this place (i.e., house) organized
  2. Have a plan for more exercise
  3. Eat more veggies
  4. Entertain more
  5. Get out of the house more
I have some plans in place, and I am excited about the future.  So much growth on my part, if you knew me well at all. So, maybe 2011 wasn't a complete wash after all.

So, WELCOME 2012!  Come on in. Sit down.  Have a cup of coffee ... or tea.  Whatever you prefer.  but get ready to have some fun!  It's going going to be a great year!


Mom to 11 said…
I just heard someone say they make quarterly resolutions or goals. That way they are much more likely to actually be achieved. I like that idea.

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