For years, I have made serious resolutions about how I needed to change my life starting January 1st. Needless to say, I could think of countless things that needed improvement. Last year, I took a neutral stand and just decided to see how things worked out as I lived my life. This year, though, I think I have a better way. Instead of thinking of everything I ought to do, I am going to think about all the things I get to do. This is going to be the year that I get to enjoy the life I always wanted to have. This is going to be the year that I have fun.
It is going to be so fun to have tons of people over regularly! We had the whole family over last night, and had a fabulous time playing games and laughing and talking and trying to get the dog to stop bothering the cats.
It is going to be so fun becoming a runner! I’m going to do a 5k every month of 2015. I’ll sign up as a walker at first, but play around with running as much as I feel like running. Last year at the Shamrock Run, Q and I ran the last two blocks to the finish line. How awesome will it be when I run more than that this year?
It is going to be so fun to fix up my house! There are so many cool little things I can do to make this place function just how I want it to. Right now, I am sitting in what is slowly becoming our guest room, and I keep having ideas of things I can do in here. It’s the same for every room of my house – little tweaks and fixes will make a huge difference.
It is going to be so fun to work on the Europe blog! One of my Christmas-present requests was for David and Quinland to add details to draft posts about various cities we visited. I always thought my memories were detailed, but whenever we talk about the trip (which we do regularly) they come up with things I had forgotten about entirely. Besides, in virtually every city, there were days that I had to stay in bed while they gallivanted around doing active things, and that makes for pretty boring posts when you only get my viewpoint!
It is going to be so fun to see people I haven’t seen in ages! I can’t wait. We’ll go to lunch and high tea and out for wine and over to each other’s houses. (They do not yet know that they are going to be seen, so there will be the element of surprise as well!)
Whoo hoo! I feel like Julie from the Love Boat – my own personal Cruise Director – planning all the excitement of my life journey. Perhaps I will print up little handouts of each day’s events, so I can know what to expect – and what to look forward to. “Ooh, look at all the cool stuff I have planned for myself on Monday! I am amazing!”
Truly, my life is amazing. I’m going to spend this year reminding myself of that.