Monday, January 3, 2011

A New Year

I will always treasure 2010, as it's the year it brought me my darling baby boy. But in many ways, I'm ready for a fresh start. I hesitate to call these "resolutions", but perhaps "reminders" on how to live my best life in the year ahead.

  1. Worry less. Understand the difference between the things I can and cannot change. Make a plan and move forward. No more dwelling or obsessing.
  2. Make time for myself. Take a yoga class once a week. Get out and see my friends more. Read books that aren't about babies or required for school.
  3. Treasure every day moments. Find the extraordinary in the simplest events. So we can't afford vacations or fancy dinners out? So what. Even dinner together after Will goes to bed can be a date.
  4. Learn from my mistakes. When we know better, we do better. Acknowledge the challenges and celebrate the successes.
  5. Prioritize. My mom recently told me "you can have it all, just not all at once." Recognize that some things will have to wait. Be realistic, but keep dreaming.


  1. I totally remember your mom saying that before! What a great reminder. Your mom needs to write a book.

  2. These are great ones, Sam.

    Happy 2011 to you and your family.

  3. I love that Sam, "when we know better, we do better." To a wonderful 2011, I'm glad we are friends!


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