Friday, December 31, 2010

Manifest it, "The Secret"-like

I figure since we're just minutes into a new year, (and decade, for that matter), I should exploit the opportunity to gloss over my lack of blogging in recent months. But mainly I wanted to list a few things here. We don't have to call them resolutions; they're just some things I'd like to happen, and only I can make them happen, so maybe listing them publicly will shame me into working on that. (This is often a good tactic for me.) So, when this time rolls around again at the end of 2011, I would like to be able to say that I

*became physically stronger, healthier, and okay, thinner
*spent some time doing outdoorsy things I enjoy, like camping and canoeing (at least once)
*wrote a lot more
*left the country for the first but not the last time, and possibly more or less permanently
*found a job that doesn't make a stay in the mental ward sound like a tempting vacation
*put my last child in free (sing it with a little trill) public school and washed my hands of daycare forevah
*ended 13 years of non-stop-baby-and-toddlerhood with grace rather than a well-deserved nervous breakdown
*can look at pictures of myself without crying or wanting to stab someone (see also, entering Victoria's Secret)
*devoted some energy to rejuvenating a lot of my relationships with people I love and therefore take totally for granted
*was fearlessly honest even though that was a lot harder than you might now think it should be

Stay tuned.


JodieMo said...

It's strange, some of my very same goals are on this list. Although I will have to wait until 2012 to be done with daycare/preschool, and of course then the world will end. Happy New Year!

Rita said...

Excellent list!

And FREE school is awesome. I remember feeling downright giddy when I wrote out that last check to pre-school last spring! You're almost there!

Angie McCullagh said...

But you're Gorgeous!! Why would looking at a photo of yourself make you so bummed?

Sassy Molassy said...

I've gained 50 lbs as an adult and am almost unrecognizable to myself. Plus I've had four kids, so even when I lose weight it's not good. I know it's wrong and unempowered and all of that, but I truly, deeply loathe my body now, in a way that is inversely proportionate to how much I used to love it. Thank you though. ;-)