I am not one to party on New Years Eve, and usually am in bed while the new year sneaks in. Tonight I’m cooking for my folks – it will be an early dinner – because they’re cooking tomorrow to celebrate the New Year.
I have enjoyed this holiday more than most. My two grown nieces came to town to visit, and we had a ball together – they are beautiful and talented young women, one is an artist, the other, a writer.
It’s been so nice to have this week off, too. The university I work for closes during the final week of December, and the employees are so grateful!
I wish I could say that I accomplished a lot over this past week, but I really didn’t do too much. Well, I did do a lot of writing on the blog, which I enjoy so much, and wish I could do more of. And, I did watch quite a few movies (thanks to Netflix streaming movies through my Wii player!). And, I did clean house. And I did shop. And I did visit with friends and family…. and, well, I guess I did accomplish a lot after all!
As far as resolutions… well, I am not very good at keeping New Year resolutions, are you? However, the older I get, the more my waist grows, and grows and grows… So, a diet is part of my game plan for the new year. I also want to do more photography, perhaps try to do a little free-lance photography work, too. I want to keep writing, of course, and want to start a new blog dedicated to Training and Development, which is the work I do for a living.
But, my main goals for 2011 are to write as much as possible, loose about 50 pounds, and loose myself in photography. If I can accomplish this, I will be happy!
Oh, and for fun, I’d like to go to London for the vacation my friend Kathy and I have planned to do for a couple of years now. It will be nice to take a real vacation! Also, for fun, I need to be kinder and gentler to myself…. in the mad rush of life, I oftentimes forget me. Do you do that too?
So, I propose that 2011 will be our year for great happiness and prosperity! Yeah, I think that’s a good plan!
I have enjoyed chatting with everyone who posts and reads on my blog. What a great bunch of folks you are! I wish you so much happiness, prosperity, and joy in 2011 and beyond.
Big hugs to you all!