Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year, New Starts

Happy new year everyone!

R and I actually went out last night with a group of friends to a bar while the baby stayed with my family. Despite my worry and dread, I had a great time and made it to midnight, which was a feat unto itself. I always love the new year and all the new promise it brings. It is a clean start, a chance to erase old ways of thinking and start on new paths.

2007 was one of the best years of my life to date. But everything changed. I had my first child, quit my job, had some mild success with freelancing, turned 30 and matured in ways I never expected. A couple old friends have drifted away, some more dramaatically than others, but through Sam I have met incredible new people I would have never known otherwise. Other friendships deepened and expanded in new ways while my relationship with R has grown as strong as it has ever been.

I cried after the ball dropped when I realized with horror that my baby was no longer "born this year," but I am looking forward to all the changes 2008 will bring--a potential new baby, more writing opportunity, a growing toddler. I usually try to make half-hearted resolutions, but this year I am keeping them relatively simple, just trying to find some ways to make my life both simpler and richer.

My 2008 "resolutions":

1.) Spend more quality alone time with R
2.) Contine to work out at least one hour, five days a week throughout this pregnancy
3.) Eat small portions and dessert only two times a week (try to keep this pregnancy weight gain more reasonable than the last)
4.) Work on getting one new client a month, either through essay sales or queries

So, there it is. My goals are not massive or overarching. They are simple and easy to accomplish. So, with no further ado, I am going to get to them.

Bring on 2008!


Lis Garrett said...

Happy new year to you!

Editorgirl said...

Happy New Year! I have no doubt you'll achieve all your resolutions and that your 2008 will be as great, if not greater than 2007! XOXO

Beagle said...

Those are great goals. Happy New Year!