Hey Folks, what do you all think of my 2011 Resolution??
Did you miss it? Well, here it is again:
I hear my Vegas odds are really low. If I were reading this blog, I'd feel sorry for the poor blogger who is just setting herself up to fail. In fact, I think it is a blogging no, no to write about hopes and dreams before they actually happen. But here I am. Doing just that.
I don't know if you guys realized, but 2010, not so hot for this little lady. The economy rocked our household, I felt totally lost on my life journey for passion, and after throwing myself into the treacherous job searching waters, I was thrown back onto shore with nothing to show for it.
So, instead of feeling lost in the in-between, I am taking this year by the horns (hook'em), and sharing my journey with you all. Plus, I know that as readers- you guys are a pretty amazing support system. Not to mention that Resolutions happen twice a year- birthdays and new years- and today is my 1/2 birthday- so I am grabbing that opportunity to do something BIG.
So, do you want a little insight to my Go Big or Go Home strategy??? It's a list of dreams and confessions:
Dream A: Buy a House.
Confession #1. For over three years, Mr. Spice and I have been those people who float into Open Houses, chat up the listing agent and even talk about where our furniture will go.
Confession #2. We've never actually put all of our financial ducks in a row to even figure out what we need to accomplish to buy a house. Yes, I've talked to Mortgage Broker over the phone, so I kinda sort of know what we can afford and what we are doing. But honestly, at 31 the whole process is still completely overwhelming to both Mr. Spice and I.
Plan of Action: To FINALLY sit down with someone to see the steps that need to be made in writing. This goes along with organizing the rest of our finances.
Confession #3. Even Mr. Spice doesn't think that Dream A is going to happen this year, but as long as I finally know WHAT and WHEN it will happen- I will consider this dream a reality.
Dream B: Job Growth.
Confession #4. When I finally realized last Spring that I wanted a new job, I gave up a bit on my old one. Yep, I have been slacking (just a bit). Urg.
While Dream B would ultimately result in a new job, I have to remember that I am still at my old one. As of January 1, we have a new head of our entire department- something we've needed for a few years now. It's someone I get along with really well, and I respect him. Yes, my old Boss is still here- and still driving me nuts. But with someone above him, I am hoping that I can regain some respect for my job and actually show some drive and go-getter-ness that I know I have inside me.
Plan of Action: Rigorously apply for new jobs, but also bring a better attitude into my current position.
Dream C: Lose weight. (yep, I went there).
Confession #5: It ain't pretty. I've gained the dreaded nesting/newlywed weight. Two other times in my life I have been this heavy- after college and after grad school. It's not healthy, it's not ok. And I am finally ready to make myself accountable.
Plan of Action: Mr. Spice and I joined Weight Watchers. I can't tell you how amazing it feels to have my partner by my side through this journey. Once I am feeling better about myself, I may share more of this journey- but I am so ultra sensitive about this one that I may keep it under wraps.
A freakin impossible list if I do say so myself- and that's just the tip of the iceberg, but why not? Why not try to attempt the impossible?? As my favorite new HGTV stylist said recently of her amazing accomplishments in 2010, "I was sick of people that are less smart and less talented being more successful because they have less fear."
So, are you ready for 2011? Because I am.