Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Year's Resolutions (a month late)!

So it seems that in my busy and hectic life, that I can't even find time to fit in my new years resolutions on time!  I had this great brain child to help fill our 'no school' Mondays!  I thought it would be fun to study the 50 states.  Starting in Alphabetical order, one each week.  I bought the map, hung it in the playroom, borrowed Alaska stuff from a friend, googled Alabama.  I was ready.  We would make a fun treat from each state to eat for family night, learn fun facts, and dream about the things we would do if we ever went to visit that location, and now it is the second week in February and here I sit, stateless. 

I also had made a pack with my friend Tee to stop complaining, she even bought the book, and read it!  She so graciously printed me off the '20 tips for a Positive New Year', and I was excited to 1. Stay Positive, and 2. Read more books,  or 3. Learn from past mistakes, you get the idea.  And then life happens, and you lose your way two days (ok, one day) into your life changing ways.  You see, the last year was a hard year for me personally, my life hasn't really played out the way I envisioned, and I think it finally sunk in, that the road was going to be much longer than expected, and here I sit trying to stay positive, and see life as a serious of events that are there to teach you something, to learn and to grow.  I realized that I was spending a lot of energy on insignifacant things and activities because I needed friendships more than they needed mine. 

So my resolve is to stay postive, and to fill my days with people and activites that enrich my life, as well as the lives of my husband and children.  To continue to serve, at home, and in the community.  To raise children that are respectful and understand the importance of hard work and integrity.  To finally lose that last 10 pounds (I know, it really is more like 15, but who am I kidding, 10 is much more realistic), and to apply to graduate school.  My life is significant, and I have a lot to offer the world, I just need to stop having a pity party for myself and 'just do it' already!  So bring it on 2010, I can take whatever you have to offer, the good, the bad, and the oh so ugly!

Oh, and stay tuned for my cupcake blog, because the world is a much better place with delectable cupcakes in it!  Thanks Martha!


Brandan and Becky said...

I like setting goals and checking off lists, but the truth is, you grow the most from those experiences life throws at you and which you would never choose for yourself. You're an inspiration to me of strength and goodness.

Kristi said...

You are such a strong woman. I have always been so impressed with all that you do. Graduate school? Wow, good for you.
Way to roll with the punches and make the best of what comes.

Tee said...

We will change our own little worlds one cupcake at a time with alot of positive energy thrown in!