It occurred to me about an hour ago after visiting a few of my favorite blogs and scanning through a few new ones, that I’m one of like 2% who haven’t posted anything about my plans for 2011. It is now the 4th day in the new year and I haven’t uttered not one solitary word about a goal or resolution, but what did pop into my head was this – will I have plans to make some major changes and accomplishments or will it be the S.O.S, same old shit?
I’d initially started a draft version of my holiday recap, chop full of the reasons for this blog – dating hangovers but got thrown off track from the updates of the unfortunate events several of my friends have experienced during the holidays. I’ll get back to the singledom diaries later.
Back to the plans and of the posts I’ve been reading since right before Christmas, Just Saying’s made the most sense. This blogger actually did a recap of her 2010 and highlighted the events in her life that stood out the most from career, friends and family and of course, love and relationships.
Then there’s Curvy Girl who has come up with her own 2011 Blueprint. The sound of it alone sounds like a step in the right direction.
Alright, so let me quickly think of last year on a scale of 1 to 100 (the latter being the highest on the crap-o-meter), I’d say 2010 was about a 40. It actually wasn’t all that bad as I look back on the most important aspects such as:
2010 Health Review – I had a few health mysteries, but several tests (some downright inhumane, we’re talking walking around with tubes and monitors and all) cleared the way for all systems go. A little torture every now and then with heartburn, but it’s better than what it COULD have been. My family and close friends are alive and well with the exception of one who is in my prayers often.
2011 Plan – Exercise, eat better. Period. It isn’t rocket science and while my blood panels always come back fantastically (is that even a word?), cholesterol in check etc… I know I can be a few scales lower on the BMI index. I’ve got more work to do.
2010 Friend and Family Review – All was good with the family and I am truly amazed at how quickly my child is growing and with 10 years post childbirth, I can no longer blame the muffin top on anyone but myself and stuffed crust pizza. Only one friend was eliminated, so it was a very good year.
2011 Plan – My focus is to spend more quality time with my family, plan more trips and events that enrich. More museums, visits to the science center etc… Easy stuff.
2010 Career Review – This is something that became a bit of a theme for me – “thank God for a job”. Man, it is rough out there and while I hold my breath each time my company doesn’t meet a major sales objective and wander if I’ll be walking out with my box, the bills are getting paid.
2011 Plan – I’m tired of hearing people complain about their job OR say there aren’t any jobs when I know good and well they haven’t even TRIED looking. I really need to step up my game on the career path and (1) seriously figure out what I want to do that isn’t just based on how much I make and (2) get to the active searching. Again, I’ve got work to do.
2010 Finances – Wow, what a YEAR. I made a major move to get the years and years of debt under control. It was never difficult to figure out HOW I wracked it up (yeah, couldn’t say no to trips, boots, trips, trips and trips).
2010 Plan – Going forward, if I can’t pay for it in cash, it isn’t needed. Period. I’ll be focusing more on spreading any available cash around and investing in our future.
2010 Dating Review – Well shit, the fact that I finally started a blog in late October speaks for itself. My dating life if/was a mess! A f$cking mess!
2011 Plan – *Sigh* Well, for starters, the online dating will be going bye bye. Good on Paper? I really need to get rid of him once and for all. No sex is that good. Or is it?
More to come because surely, dating profile or not, I’ll have some experiences to keep sharing.
There, that’s it. No long drawn out 101 Resolutions to follow or anything. I’m going to focus on me. What makes me happy, what is needed to be successful. What is needed to make me a better me and preparing me to become wifey. Okay, that last part was so damn corny but it rhymed so I couldn’t resist.
So in all… This year isn’t going to be the same old shit by any means. Who else is on board with a blueprint for the year?