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2013… Bring it Baby!!
I was driving home today after a quick trip to Rite-aid… because: I had UPS expiring today - Thank GAWD I looked at them… why in the world would RA issue UPS that expire today (1/1/2013)?? Oh well, I could run in and buy the razors with my coupons, roll my ups and leave with 4 free razors AND my UPS back…. But wait – agh – all my coupons expired yesterday, you know the dreaded 12/31! Bad day for coupons… sad, sad, sad! But to alleviate my coupon friends’ minds, I was able to get the FREE Blistek and 4 of the $.25 Nail polishes, no coupons neccessary and some super cheap candles as well, to use up my expiring UPS!!
Anyhow, being out and about, I saw TONS of Christmas trees out in the snow banks and it made me extremely sad… I LOVE the holidays so much and that was just the final sign that they are over!
But I remember feeling this same exact feeling last year and know from past experiences that next holiday season will be here before we know it… exciting YES but also HORRIFYING because time goes by way too fast! What can we do about it? Nothing about the speed of time unfortunately but we can all make the very most of the time we do have! So while I was reading facebook contemplating all day, I decided that rather than the usual resolutions, cuz honestly we all know I am not quitting ANY of my bad habits today – who likes a sober, skinny, nice, girl anyhow?? – I liked the idea of thinking about what was important to me and making a list of things to do with “what is important to me”! You know, like a business plan for life… plan your work and work your plan… lalalalalala BUT it works and like a “honey- do” list, if it is on the fridge and I can ‘black marker’ that sucker I will feel validated! If there isn’t a plan with a checklist things will never happen – which is why there is also now a big post it on my fridge that says” hang towel rack in bathroom”!
So – what is important to you? Go ahead list the top 3 or 4 things that come to mind… If you list an awesome job you love – GRRRR – Well LUCKY YOU – hahahaha…what else??
Mine are OBVIOUSLY –
- · My family… I have the most amazing husband in the world (I think I trained him??) and three really, really usually terrific kids!
- · I also have friends that I LOVE more than I can ever express and every time I spend time with them I realize how very much I love them because they are so great and they make me feel great!!
- · Then of course there is always MYSELF – I mean seriously, anyone that knows me knows sometimes it does have to be about me… LOL… me time = sanity and allows me to “do what I do” – which certainly isn’t getting my hair done – aghhhhh!
So now that you have made your list – you made one too right? – so what are some great ideas, plans or “resolutions” that you could make to spend more time with or on the things you have selected as MOST important to you? Serious things, fun things… whatever… as long as you are making a plan!
Let’s start with the ME category – I could list TONS of things that I want and or need to do…. And personally I did but I decided to just list the most pertinent right now. I need to “take care” of me better and I am resolving to make all the doctor’s appointments that I have seriously been lacking in attending! Over the next week, I vow to make appointments at the dentist, eye doctor, blood testing for thyroid update (I had mine out almost 10 years ago and something is just off) and huh-hmmm gyno.! I cannot even honestly admit the last time I was at any of those places and that is bad – I know!!! Then because I am such a good girl and am following a plan, once the appointments are all in place, I will make a hair appointment with my stylist who I last saw right after she had her baby and he is now off to college… well not quite, but it has been forever!! I have realized that just ‘cuz I can use clippers to buzz my boys and I get John Freida color for free, I am NOT really a hairdresser and I can NOT do it WELL myself!! Plus I WANT the pampering – and I NEED a change! See I get it… work = reward!
Mercy – this has turned into the longest post ever… and I am still actively working on options for the other two – family and friends… so I will leave you with the goal of making your own list and checking back this week to see what the other PLANS are… Feel free to comment and tell your “focus” and any ideas for making the most of your time with or on your favorites… Let’s Chat!!!
Happy New Year Everyone!!!