New Outlook for the New Year

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Happy New Year everyone!!! Can you believe it’s 2012? We rang in the New Year at home this year. No church. No parties. No get together with friends. Just us, at home with Dick Clark. I know, you are so freaking jealous! I was actually asleep before midnight. That hasn’t happened in years and my husband won’t let me live it down. Just because I fell asleep right before midnight. Humph! What can I say, I was exhausted! 2011 rolled on out and when I woke up it was 2012. Does anyone else think 2011 flew by? I remember ringing in 2011 with lots of goals and feeling like I had nothing but time. Then I looked up and the year was gone and some of my goals were still there. Un-fufilled. I’m determined to not let that be the case this year.

Ever since the New Year kicked in, my mind has been racing. I have wondered what my first post of the New Year should be. (You don’t even wanna know what how many posts I’ve written and deleted) I have been thinking so much about the goals I’ve set for myself. I’ve been thinking more about the direction I want this blog to take. I’ve just been thinking. Maybe too much.

You know how people start out on January 1st hitting the gym with all kinds of enthusiasm? They’re determined that this year they’re going to work out every day. This year is going to be different. This year will be the year of the six pack abs. Then Valentine’s day rolls around and it’s easier to find reasons not to make it to the gym. Who needs a six pack when you can wear Spanx, right?

Well, I don’t want this year to be like that. I don’t want to start out with grand expectations only to let myself down in six weeks. Instead of going full steam ahead, maybe I’ll take a different approach and pace myself. That’s a thought, huh? Maybe I’ll set goals that are realistic and that I can build on. Novel idea, right? I already have accountability partners since I’ve shared with you all what I want to do. I just don’t want this year to be the year I let myself down. I want to stay true to myself and make myself proud. I know I can do it.

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions or promises? How do you plan on keeping them?

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17 Responses to New Outlook for the New Year
  1. Dr. Reginia
    January 2, 2012 | 6:35 am

    Happy New Year.

    I didn’t make any specific resolutions/goals this year. I only resolved to do better than last year.

    I usually stay organized with specifics through an old fashion calendar.

  2. KalleyC
    January 2, 2012 | 7:21 am

    I have a lot of plans, but I expect to compete them in time. One of my major things, is to refocus on myself. Getting active is just part of it, but I’m now looking into what style I like and follow through with it.

    I feel like I’m more elegant than I was before, and I just want that to shine through.

  3. kita
    January 2, 2012 | 8:08 am

    I have a few goals that I know I can reach if I put my mind to it. Happy New Year

  4. Mrs. Pancakes
    January 2, 2012 | 9:21 am

    I have a few goals that I want to focus on in different areas in my life! It keeps me focused!!

  5. Latorsha
    January 2, 2012 | 10:32 am

    LOL We are too much alike. I was asleep too!
    This year I really want to focus back on “being me” and living for myself and family not caring what the world thinks. I think I am at my happiest that way. 😉

  6. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    January 2, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Happy New Year love! I totally agree — pace yourself. Slow and steady wins the race. Remember it’s not for the swift or strong, but them who can ENDURE till the end. You don’t have to go the fastest or be the strongest… you just have to finish. And you can. You can accomplish ALL of your goals this year. Slow and steady. One at a time.

    (Hot damn… I’m bout to copy and paste this comment and turn it into a blog post. LOL)

  7. Emilia
    January 2, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    Well, I don’t want my New Year to be any worse than my last year. If it is like that, I am going to be happy with it. Well, I have one little New Year’s resolution actually: I want to live, experience and enjoy more of life than I did before…

  8. Denise
    January 2, 2012 | 6:39 pm

    ha, I was in bed early too! I don’t really have resolutions, just trying to stay committed to my current projects and enjoy each moment as it comes.

  9. Baby Shopaholic
    January 3, 2012 | 7:10 am

    I fell asleep one time before New Years! I did not make any resolutions but some goals of things I would like to accomplish this year.

  10. Natalie
    January 3, 2012 | 8:52 am

    I think you first have to take small steps and make the goals realistic…if you make them too hard you are just setting yourself up for failure. And no one likes that!

  11. YUMMommy
    January 3, 2012 | 12:17 pm

    I created a vision board to help me keep track of the goals I want to accomplish this year. I agree that pacing myself will be the key to getting them done.

  12. Krissy
    January 3, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    I set a few attainable goals for myself this year. I don’t do resolutions. I really do plan to make the most out of this year. Last year really did fly by too quickly

  13. Cindy
    January 3, 2012 | 4:09 pm

    I am always in trouble with the resolutions for the next year. Some call them goals. I am afraid to plan big things, because I don’t want to feel disappointed. I only want to reach my goals with baby steps, but many of them. My first baby step for 2012 is to clean up:)

  14. Barbara
    January 4, 2012 | 2:12 am

    I don’t make resolutions because I don’t like to have expectations only to be let down. I prefer to enjoy all the moments as they come, it makes for a much better year.

  15. Rebecca Pacrem (@DvrDame)
    January 4, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    I never make new year resolutions. It’s pointless because I can never keep them. What can I say I’m lazy. lol

  16. Roses Daughter
    January 4, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    I made goals this year. And divided them into 90 day incriments so I don’t feel too overwhelmed!

  17. Glamamom
    January 5, 2012 | 5:58 am

    Happy New Year darling and best wishes!

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