A whole new year staring out at me like this blank blog page. It can be a bit intimidating, because being a perfectionist like I am...the outcome needs to be awesome. I am looking forward to this new year. There are things that I am planning on doing differently, doing better. I don't feel a real need to list them out here for the world to see... Suffice it to say that when I actually make a resolution, I generally succeed. Or, I succeed at trying. The outcome is not always what was planned, and that is why I love living. I love the surprises that life throws out, the good ones anyway. While I can't really remember any earth-shattering bad things that happened in the year that's just passed, I DO remember a few wonderful's. I tend to forget the bad, anyway. I like it like that.
Good bye 2010. Thank you for:
My Zachary. Only the greatest grandson on the planet, if you don't count his older brother, Brodie. :)
A lesson in hurting others. Men, actually. I had forgotten that men's hearts really never grow up and to even become a little bit involved with one is playing with fire. I don't like hurting anybody. I find that it's best to stay away from it, altogether. :(
A job that I had before this year, but did not fully appreciate until sometime in 2010. I loved the work before that, but it has taken this long to become intertwined with the people, the work, the life that I live at that place.
A new financial beginning. A new way of living and learning in that area. This is one place I find that I have alot of room to grow and learn, sadly, at my age. But better late than never and you can bet that this year will be focused even more so in the dollars area of this old gal's life.
My kids --- who seem to be "getting it" more every day. I am proud to say that they are mine, warts and all.
The ability to work out most days at the gym, the ability to actually love doing it, the ability to lose nearly forty pounds that I didn't actually think I needed to lose but find I am so much happier and healthier without. I also thank you 2010 for the ability to tolerate the pain medications that I couldn't literally live without. Without them, I would have no life, I would be in a ball in the corner 24/7.
Mostly, I loved 2010 for the attitude I have learned, the happiness I feel, the love in my heart. It is generally for this reason, I look forward to the next awesome year.
Happy New Year, friends. :)