Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Resolving for 2013....

It's a brand new day in a brand new year- feels much like the old one though. We've been traveling for a week and a half - we visited my family in Pennsylvania the weekend before Christmas, spent Christmas Eve and Day at home, then left on a big road trip cross country to Shreveport, LA to visit Matt's family. We're currently rolling home, with about five hours to go. At this point, I'm ready to run 10 miles and eat nothing but fruit for a month.

I'm anxious about what this next year will bring - Matt has one month of work left, and he's hunting, so we don't really know what's down the road- and that's something that is really hard for me, I'm a planner by nature and am always trying to figure out what's next. For now, I'm being forced to take things bit by bit, which isn't to say that I can't buckle down with the things I can control. I am determined to make the most of this next year - seems cliche to say 'get in shape & lose weight', because so many of us say just that every January, but nevertheless - this is the year I get lean! It's more of a self-discipline thing really - my plan is to do more with the time I'm given rather than piddle it away, and then wonder why nothing ever gets done. I am the pilot of my ship and I can determine where I go, for the most part - and that doesn't have to mean down half a bottle or more of red wine every night followed by midnight snacking :) It's ok to treat yourself in life, but I think part of the problem with society is we've come to expect treats, in various forms, as something we deserve as a daily part of life- and I'm thinking that's not healthy for our bodies, minds, or souls. Deep thoughts, here, I know, but uncertainty makes you think about things beyond what color you want to paint your bedroom :)

That's all I have for now, and Jason is asking for a pop tart, so I'll leave you with a wish for a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year :)

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone


  1. You are so right! We expect treats and talk ourselves into believing we deserve them.

    We're cutting way down on the treats. The kids might revolt!

    Have a safe trip home!

  2. Hmm lets see if I can log into blogs anymore. Its been a long time!
    I was at the same place you guys are right now. In 2009 I was laid off from an awesome jobs, just like Matt's! I spent the next 2 years being depressed and taking 2 crappy jobs. Looking back on it now though I learned so much in those 2 years. Really! I now have a new appreciation for things. Before I was just living, passing the day and being ok with life but there wasnt a real zest there. I had no idea how great my job was and how great the money was. I did so much soul searching during the time I was off. Im back at my old job and really, really trying not to ever take things for granted like I used to.
    Good luck to you guys and know that you will be ok in the end!

  3. What the what. You just blogged from your phone. You. Rock.

  4. You are mighty smart!! Blogging from a phone!! Best of luck to you and yours. Have a safe trip home...

  5. I'm impressed that you blogged that from your phone! I have blogpress, but have never been very successful using it.

    Uncertainty definitely brings along some soul searching. I know for me, there seemed to be so much saddness and loss all around me during December, that I really did some soul searching and resolved to love the life I live and live it to the fullest. We really can't take any day for granted.

    I saw where you posted something about Texas. I would love it if Matt's job searching brought you closer to Oklahoma! We could perhaps make our girl trips more frequent! That would put me, you, IA, and Becca all within 6ish hours of each other!

    Wherever 2013 takes you and your family, I hope that it brings peace, health, and happiness!

    Looking forward to April! Hope it works out for all of us!


  6. Hi friend! Do you remember me?! I've been gone from the blogoshere for so long I don't even know what to do! I hope that you have a great 2013! I'm so out of the loop that I'm not totally sure what's going on but know that it will all work itself out!

  7. Hey,
    Just wanted to say I miss reading your blog. Hope everyone is well and having a wonderful year!


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