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Ring in the New, PLEASE!

You know what’s not good?  When years start mixing together.  Like 2010 becomes 2011, becomes 2012 and you pretty much remember jack shit about any of it.  Or, you remember that it maybe wasn’t as great as it should have been.  Which is ridiculous if you’re me, because I have so much to be happy about; so much others would look at and say, “Holy shit woman, your life is pretty sweet.”

I’m totally not a New Year’s Resolutions person, but I do want to make a concentrated effort to simply enjoy life more.  I’m sick of being worried and anxious and nervous.  Yes, these are real and legitimate feelings, but I have to work through them, right?  RIGHT?!  I will never be that go-with-the-flow, completely spontaneous person, but I think I can make some tweaks and adjustments here and there.  I can be fun goddammit!

Life is hard.  There’s a lot to navigate, and it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget about the big picture.  It’s easy to worry yourself sick (me) and stop doing the things that bring joy and fulfillment into your life.  You know, because you have stuff to get done!  There are responsibilities and obligations; things that MUST be done.  Oh wait, maybe they don’t have to be done.  Not right now.  Not today.

I’m going to surround myself with people that help me remember this.  People that are positive and can remind me that it’s not the end of the world if you have someone over and your dog takes a nip at them (God, I’m sick of worrying about this).  I want to spend time with the people that I love.  Quality time.  Instead of thinking ahead to tomorrow or even the end of the evening, I want to enjoy the moment I’m in.

There are people in my life that have far greater challenges than me (I’m looking at you, sister).  I want to help these people more, make them laugh and help them find some peace in their day.  I want to let go of anger and resentment and… OK, this might be too much.  I might be trying to take on more than I can handle.  Maybe I can just take it day by day.  Today is a new day, and for that I am grateful.

Happy New Year everyone!

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The End is Near

It’s hard to believe that 2011 is coming to an end in just a couple of days.  I’m pretty sure that at the end of every year I’m like, “Where did the year go?  What did I even do?”  That’s probably not a good thing, right?  I mean I did do things.  As a matter of fact, I did some big things at the end of the year.  I took a leap of faith and quit my job, and we finally got brave enough to adopt a dog.  A dog, that I’m fairly positive, is the most loved dog on the planet.

A look back on blogs from the year kind of makes it look like my life is full of big laughs and good times.  I guess that’s kind of true.  Here are some of my favorites:

  • Adventures at the HOA, where anything can happen during a camping weekend.
  • My grandma tried to sell me her shoes (the ones on her feet, remember), which is so awesome.

I hope to see you all back here in 2012!  That’s my New Year’s resolution for you all, after all… That you’ll read my blog faithfully and tell all of your friends how much you love it.  God, I’m shameless.