Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

2010 was the year I began relax, enjoy the blessings that surround me and find peace! "I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises." — Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

We ended 2009 saying Good-Bye to LeAnne's pacifier and began 2010 with the potty training saga.  I am learning on the way about the journey called parenthood.  Each phase/milestone is bigger than life when you're in it but when it passes it is just another check point along the way.

Mom and I watched Eat, Pray Love yesterday afternoon.  It's an excellent move with lots of insights.  I highly recommend the book then movie!!  It is full of amazing truths & insight about life!

One such truth I need to heed is: "You're wishin' too much baby. You gotta' stop wearin' your wishbone where your backbone oughta be!"  — Elizabeth Gilbert.  Just reading that statement makes me feel awkward because I know it applies to a lot thing in my life.  The stubborn yet meek part of me says I know what I want and I hope it will be when I know that if I want it to be I need to take an active part in making it happen.  That reminds me of a statement I say way too much... "I know".  It's one thing to know but it's another thing to hold myself accountable for what I know and make changes.  
In 2011 I am excited to:
1. Celebrate 10 years of marriage (May 19th)!  I am so thankful for my amazing husband.  We make a great team.
2.  Celebrate Amanda's graduation from High School in June 2011.
3.  See LeAnne start Preschool in February 2011.  She's growing up way too fast!! She told me this morning I will blow out 5 candles on my birthday cake so I guess in 9 days I'll be  celebrating the 7th anniversary of my 5th birthday.  (January 10th)  I am hoping to convince her it's okay to take down the Christmas decorations because we need to decorate for Mama's birthday then for Valentines day. :-)

In 2011 I WILL move towards these goals;

1. Finding a healthy life balance which to me means less computer time, procrastination, junk piles, and more organization, and cultivating relationships.

2. Getting healthy which to me means eating better and EXERCISING! 

3.  Dare to be uncomfortable.  Take chances. 

4. Find more peace...

"But at some point you have to make peace with what you were given and if God wanted me to be a shy girl with think, dark hair, He would have made me that way, but He didn't. Useful, then, might be to accept how I was made and embody myself fully therein."
Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love
In general I want to read more (1 book a month), spend more time scrap booking, not read into what people say, take tiny steps daily to work toward my goals, learn how to do something new, experience a brand new adventure with my husband, be spontaneous, worry less, spend more time with God cultivating a relationship, make a friend, find  ways to give back to others  and be the best wife, mother, daughter, and friend I can be. 
Here is my new years prayer for all of my loved ones;

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