Dave Barry wrote a great piece on how 2010 was the worst year ever and maybe for the world as a whole, he was right. Me? I loved 2010. 2010 kicked major tail. Probably my favourite year ever.*
It started with a new year’s resolution. My resolution? Do something. I decided to do something. I had gotten really good at doing nothing and I didn’t like it. I worked harder and longer this year than any other year in my life and I loved it. I am sorry that my blog suffered because of it but I wouldn’t change it. Besides me working and finishing my degree there we also many other wonderful things that happened to us and those we loved that contributed to our wonderful year- friends and family’s babies arrived (and lots more will be arriving shortly), great trips, visits home, visitors here, and getting to mark 4 years of marriage to the best guy in the world!
So this year? I have some more resolutions. Don’t we all. But I am determined not to forget them by February by planning. That old saying, failing to plan is planning to fail, is totally corny but true. So I have been busy making plans. Putting some of my resolutions up here so that people can call me on it is part of that planning.
Crap Clear Out: I have divided up the house into sections and will be tackling one section each weekend. If it isn’t too embarrassing, I may take pictures!
Read: Many factors contribute to the fact that I don’t read very many books but the main one is that I have not made it a priority. I am setting my sights low and saying that I will read 20 books this year.
Write: Another quote that I like is, “Most people don’t want to write, they want to have written.” That is me. So this year I am going to write. I don’t know what yet but I am going to write. I have yet to get a handle on how to make myself do that but I will let you know.
Home Managing: This encompasses a great deal. It includes, shopping better, cooking better, and overall spending better. The Coker Budget Committee meets on Saturday and we will have a better idea what all this entails. (The Coker Budget Committee will be me and Mike but with heavy input from Hannahbelle. Kricket doesn’t give a hoot.)
So that is it. That is my hopes/dreams/goals for 2011. Who knows what life is going to throw at us this year but here’s hoping it can fill 2010’s shoes.
*My mom had some extreme health issues this year that had the potential to wreck this year and many to come. I don’t think this ruined the year even a little bit because though scarred and changed she came out resilient and with a vigour like I have never seen. And the care that my dad took of her and our whole family during that scary time raised my already high admiration for him even higher. The overall outcome made us all feel more blessed than we had in a long time. A good year indeed!