Hello everyone! I took a bit of a hiatus for 2 weeks during the holidays. Mostly because of trying to keep my sanity during such a hectic time of year. And also because I felt slightly lazy after working on our living room for so long. Now that it’s done, I am honestly just looking forward to taking down all the holiday décor and having a very clean, monochromatic color scheme. Until spring. Then bring on the turquoise & orange color combo I love so dearly.
I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday, and has very safe New Year’s Eve tonight. Don’t drink and drive. Seriously, please don’t.
I wanted to use this post as a way to reflect on 2010 and reflect on what I hope 2011 will be like.
2010 was a bit like a slice of cherry pie. It’s sweet, but awfully tart during some bites. You can’t stop eating it because you know it CAN taste good. That’s 2010 for me.
But there were some rough spots like gaining another 20 pounds or so. Unsuccessfully trying to lose the 20 pounds I gained in 2009. Losing some friends for no apparent reason. Feeling my absolute lowest ever.
Now, I am looking back at the past 364 days and I realize those moments- the good and the bad ones- have made me who I am today. Yup, this girl typing here to you all. I wouldn’t be doing this if it weren’t for all that has happened to me. And I realize, it’s simply time to look forward. Plan, hope and pray for better things to come for myself and everyone.
Every year I say something like this, “This year will be the year I achieve my goal weight. I will get healthy. I will love exercise.”
And it never happens. Therefore, I am NOT going to say 2011 will be the year I do all of the above. I am simply not jumping on that bandwagon anymore. 2011 to me is going to be a year of beauty. Inside and out.
I resolve to feel more beautiful about myself and the world in small ways everyday.
This might mean being more charitable. More active. More in tune with fashion. More willing to help others. More positive.
In 2011, I just hope to be more than I was in 2010. Not in weight though. HELL NO.
I also took sometime to update my 30 under 30 list. I am removing the following goals and replacing them with new ones. I’ve also italicized those I have accomplished in the original post.
10.) Move back to San Antonio!- Not going to happen anytime soon. Instead, I plan to embrace where I live right now.
22.) See Oprah’s show in Chicago. I don’t think I have much time for this one.- Oprah show tickets are impossible to snag, so it’s now off the list.
23.) Have a successful event planning business in San Antonio with a cool home office. – I do not have any aspirations whatsoever of doing this anymore. Zilch. Nada.
26.) Run a marathon. Yes, a full, 26.2 miles of hell on earth marathon. – I’ve decided a half-marathon is just as good.
With all that being said, I am looking forward to 2011. A new year always feels like a clean slate to make yourself into anything you want to be.
What do you resolve to do in 2011 to make it the best year it can be? Leave me a comment below with your answer (and a way to contact you) and you’ll be entered to win a set of 4 wine labels that were featured on HGTV. They’ll be customized with any names/details you’d like. It’s my way of saying, “Cheers!” as we toast our way into a new year. I’ll be giving away 3 sets, so that’s THREE winners. Yay. Contest closes Tuesday, January 4th at 10 pm CST. 1 entry per person!
I’ll be back tomorrow with 2 new Silhouette SD projects I worked on over the holidays. I can’t wait to show you all.