Friday, January 8, 2010


Now that we are full steam into 2010, I'm finally taking a time to think about what I accomplished in 2009 and what I want to accomplish for 2010. I call this my resolution for the year. It's not necessarily how others view resolutions but I am thinking it may be more stable than vowing to follow a resolution for the New Year. In the past I too vowed to lose weight or exercise more or eat healthier or blog more or a number of other resolutions that seem empty and therefore never happened longer than a week into the New Year. This year I have decided to instead do something that will last longer into the new year (at least until the end of this month). I will make a list of all the things I want to accomplish over the next year and start checking them off. So as I get into the routine of my New Year with a new job, new commitments, new adventures, I also want to look back at the things that worked for last year and build on those for next year.

I feel I had a lot of accomplishments last year. I took a huge step for my health by starting acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy and I feel so much better for it. I volunteer in my son's classroom and school and feel more connected with his friends and teachers and him and I feel valued as a professional (Speech Language Pathologist) and as a parent. I learned a new skill and implement it regularly. I opened a new store designed to help people. I participated in several craft shows - including a 4 day show - and learned greatly from each one. There are more accomplishments but these are the top ones for now.

My goal this weekend is to sit down and write out a list of all the things I intend to accomplish by next year and set forth on making it happen.

May you all have the goal of something in your mind and the satisfaction of having accomplished something in your heart. Happy New Year!

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