December 31, 2010

New Years Resolutions

Happy Last Day of 2010!!

Here are My Resolutions for 2011......
  • RETURN TO BLOGGING - I have taken a breather and it has been glorious! I needed to step away, compose myself, focus on my family and getting Gigi & Lula by SOH off to a running start.  I am ready to resume documenting my life as a mommy and musing about all that runs through this cavernous head of mine....
  • I have rested on 20 pound lighter and 2 dress sizes smaller laurels for long enough - Back to some regimented workouts and new fitness goals.  I WILL RUN A 1/2 MARATHON IN 2011 !! {it likely will not be the Marathon I had hoped to run in February 2011, but will be run BEFORE 2011 comes to a close!}
  • CARVE OUT DEDICATED TIME - Now that I have children, a business, a desire to run, workout and spend sometime on myself I need to find a better way to get it all done. Not just because I want to ensure that my kiddos don't miss out on one ounce of my time, but also because I cannot run a business by "fitting it in" when I have a spare moment or when I could be reading or playing with the kids.
  • STAY TRUE TO MYSELF - Far too often I say "Okay" when I want to scream "NO!" or I clam up when I should defend myself. I choose things according to what I think 'you' want to hear, see, do, have; rather than saying what *I* really want. I know some of you you might be scratching you heads and looking rather confused. "What? The architect of "Princessgate" doesn't speak her mind???" - Well it's true, this blog was my only voice for a while. My safe place to say what I think, feel, want, hate, like, etc..... It has gotten me into a bit of hot water.... It has cost me friends.... It has been, without a doubt, a blessing. I intend to stay true to myself and my feelings in 2011.

 Here's what I won't do....

  • I will not censor myself to make 'you' more comfortable.
  • I will not worry that someone might disagree with or dislike me. 
  • I will not sweep my 'Mommy Mishaps, Mistakes or Musings' under the rug for fear that someone might judge me and talk about me to my family, or friends, or my family's friends in an unkind manner.

I *will* blog, tweet and update my status about my mishaps, laugh at myself, judge myself and try to learn from my mistakes. I *will* own my ugly and embrace when I fall short as a mother and wife. Becuase knowing I fell short means I am aware I need to do better next time.

 Ending 2010 with a good laugh at myself and with hope for many more laughs in 2011...

“He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.” ~ F.M. Knowles

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors and let each New Year find you a better man.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
 Because my Grandfathers {all three of them} deserve to be honored for their service, their struggles and their love....

“In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship but never in want.”      ~ Traditional Irish toast

 And lastly, My toast to you tonight is this....

Here's to a bright New Year
and a fond farewell to the old.
Here's to the things that are yet to come,
and the memories that we hold.

Happy New Year!
Wishing you peace and love in 2011


Kelli said...

Bitch!!! Been waiting for you to come back ;-)

Anonymous said...

I'm offended. Just on general principal. By you and your liberal ideas. ;-)

Shelbi said...

@Kelli - I'm Baaaaaaaaack!!

@DarkTouch - Then I have accomplished my goal! :)

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