Friday, January 1, 2010

New Years Resolutions- You had to know this was coming right?

We rang in the new year at Oberon, in Eureka. My girls, Larissa, Elizabeth, Molly and me, Liz.

So it's a new year. 2010. A new decade. I am sitting at my new desk, which we just switched out last night before heading out to celebrate. It's a cute little desk. I didn't really have any plans to get a new one, but a few days ago, across the street from the quilt store, Eureka City Schools was having a surplus sale. It intrigued me, and after our sale quieted down enough to sneak over there, I did. There were tons of old wooden teacher's desks, and at the end was a cute little one with a button nosed end. I loved it instantly and had to have it. I was trying to figure out what I would do with it while I waited for my unknowing husband to come pick it up for me, when I realized that I had driven the truck to work that day. It was meant to be! So I handed over by 25 bucks and they loaded her up. Just had to share, because I am loving it!

And on to New Years resolutions. I have never made any. Not a single one ever. I am very much a realist and have always thought it seemed silly to make resolutions along with every one else when most of them seem made in haste, not true commitments. I don't like to say I'll do things and then not follow through. When I commit to something I like to see it to the end. But I suppose it's time to go out on a limb here and take a leap of faith. Challenge myself to try even if I'm not completely sure I will be able to complete said task. So here goes:

1. (This is the obvious one) I resolve to be a healthier person in 2010 than in previous years. I have been working on this one for a few months now, so I have a head start. Just like many others, working full time and being a mom and wife have left me a lot less "me time." One of the first things to go seems to be taking good care of my health. By the end of the year, I would like to have a committed workout routine in place that I enjoy.

2. In 2010, I resolve to be more professional, to learn everything I can to better serve my customers and to provide a positive, uplifting experience for everyone who walks through the doors. You all mean the world to me!

3. This new decade, I resolve to raise up a polite, kind daughter who knows right from wrong and knows fully how to love and be loved. (At the end of this decade, I will have a 14 year old) What the what?

4. I resolve to continue for this year and many more to come, to grow my marriage and grow a decade older with my wonderful husband. I am looking forward to it!

2010, bring it on! I'm ready for you!


BrendaLou said...

Fourteen? I may need to take up drinking.

Debbie at QP said...

Liz, my oldest will be 30 this year and I am still not sure how that happened!

Mama MollyJoy said...

Love it, Liz! Thanks for sharing! I had so much fun with you! Here's to many more nights like those!

jen duncan said...

Look at you girl! I am so proud of your commitment to the weight loss this year. You are just beautiful. Great goals, and I know you'll achieve them all. Enjoy every moment. :-)

TnT said...

Wow, look great in this picture! Congratulations on looking fabulous. You're an inspiration in so many ways.