Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Revolution


I never thought I'd be so happy to see a year end and another begin.
Not that there was nothing good about 2009, but MAN am I ready for some changes.

Yesterday as I walked around the track at the school, (when I wasn't eyeing the sketchy looking hoodie-wearing guy leaning up against the chain link fence),
I was thinking;
What do I want this year to be? What resolutions do I have?

I came to the conclusion that I have many. Probably too many to ever realistically keep, but isn't that's what resolutions are supposed to be like?

So here they are:

*This year, I will be healthier. Physically, mentally, emotionally. I will eat less cheese and more
*I will use the jogging stroller to actually JOG, something that is foreign to me thus far.
*Sometimes, I will choose tea instead of coffee, as to stop the cycle of coffee, Tums, coffee, Tums.
*I will be realistic as to which things I own that I actually use, and if I don't, they will go. I have
seen Hoarders too many times to not let that sink in. No pig pen in 2010. My new motto.
*If I have a need, I will express it. No more expecting people to read my mind and then getting
mad at them when they don't do what I want. Sometimes mommy needs an alone trip to
Barnes and Noble to look at hair magazines, and that's OK.
*I will make attempts to go to bed earlier. You really can't complain about being tired all
the time when you regularly go to bed at midnight.
*I will avoid public frump at all costs. Fashion is important. I already feel crazy half the time
but if I'm crazy AND frumpy, I will be one step away from an under-bridge mumbler.
*I will make valiant attempts at remembering who I really am. My likes. My personality. Me.
2009 had the memories of that getting a little blurry. This year will be different. Being a good
mom doesn't mean total sacrifice of self.
*I will keep the car cleaner. If I see a Ritz on the carpet, I will not leave it there to be smashed to
bits by toddler feet, I will clean it before it turns into a total disaster area.
* I will yell less and breathe more deeply.
* I will buy diapers before we are down to only 2 left in the whole house. A very dangerous
scenerio with two small children who eat a lot of fruit...
* I will be more loving with my words and actions remembering that other people like hugs just
and kindness just as much as I do.
* I will smile more, dance more, play more.
and MOST importantly
*I will be an active participant in my own life. LIVE more instead of watching from the side lines
and feeling sad about getting older and life flying by. Forget that. There's so much more living
to do. I may FEEL like I'm 80 some days, but I'm not. This chick's still kickin'.

So here goes, 2010. May we join hands and run into a field full of daisies together.


  1. This is the motto I live by, it has been true thus far:

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    ~ Mark Twain

  2. those are wonderful, Ker. especially the final one. i think that to try to live in the moment and truly inhabit our own lives is the best gift we can give ourselves and the ones we love...