Dear 2009

Dear 2009,
You. Are. Mine. The last two or three years have kicked my tail but you won't. I'm not even going to give you a chance. You see, I am motivated. I am motivated to get my life together, to spend more time on what is truly important and to learn to live each day to its fullest.

Usually I make resolutions but I'm not going to do that this year. Why not you ask? Because making resolutions is really just a form of self torture. I'm an all or nothing gal and when I make a resolution I'm only setting myself up for failure. I resolve to exercise three times a week. I make it through the first week and then I only manage to get two times in the second week. I've failed and I give up. Substitute diet, quiet time, family nights, blogging, cooking, staying on a budget and reading for exercise and you'll see that I start off each and every year by planning to drive myself crazy and send myself into a deep depression. What a sick tradition!

This year I'm making some goals and creating a to do list. Basically I just want to try to keep my eye on my goal of living a simple life and putting God and my family first. The rest is just details.

Over there>>>>> on the side bar, is my list of goals and to do's. I'm not setting any "must do three times a week" mandates on myself. I'm just going to work on doing better. As long as I'm improving I'm not failing. That should keep me from sending myself into a deep dark depression by the 15th of January.

So that's it 2009. You are the year I'm going to start living the life I was meant to live!

Yours truly,