OK, so this post is a combination of ideas I got from Mrs. S at From The Desk of Mrs. S and AG from Lipgloss Lounge. Check out their blogs, I love reading them and you probably will too!
From AG: She started a tradition that involved writing a letter to herself at the New Year about what she wanted for the new year and sealed it until the following New Year's Day. Did that make sense? I did something similar a few years ago by making a list of things I wanted to accomplish before a certain age (if you know me, I have a plan for everything in my life). This age was the age I decided would be the time I would start to look to settle down. Well, I am a year and a half from this age and I haven't accomplished anything on my list. There were 8 things on this list (mainly places I wanted to visit and things I wanted to do) and I am very disappointed in myself for not accomplishing any of these goals yet. It started out as a chance to prove my dad wrong (he said I would never do anything like that) and I haven't gotten far.
So, I thought I would take an idea from AG and write myself a letter explaining to myself the things I want for 2009 and see what happens. It should be fun. I will write my goals and expectations and see how it goes.
From Mrs. S: I loved reading about her year in review. She mentioned her wedding reception and I remember that night so well. See, I know Mrs. S IRL and was there and was so happy for her and her husband. They are truly meant for each other.
So, I thought, since I have been spending a lot of time reflecting back on my life this past year, I thought I would put my year in review. Here goes:
January: We added Annie to our family
February: I became a career woman with my first real "job"
March: The last of my weekends off for a while
April: I was in a fashion show for my alumni association
May: Whirlwind of events at work, and my excellent 3 month review
June: My first Relay for Life as our team captain (very successful, by the way)
July: Almost auditioned for America's Next Top Model (I'm too short and chubby for that, but I had a free pass), also Mary Kay Seminar in Dallas where I set some HUGE goals for myself
August: The birth of my blog (I still can't believe I started one)
September: Experienced a nervous system overload at work
October: The WORST month ever. Period.
November: Thanksgiving was my first vacation all year
December: Realized I spend way too much time working and have no social life at all
Wow, it seems that everything from April until November revolved around work. Oh wait, it did. I worked way too much and need to spend some more time on myself in 2009. I hope I can make that happen. With all of this in mind, I am going to spend some time tonight reflecting more on 2008 and tomorrow I will prepare myself for 2009.