Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Closing the Door on 2009

I'll be the first to admit, it's been a terrible year for me. There are not very many parts of 2009 that I can remember with a smile. Of course there were some good things that happened in my life this past year, I made some wonderful friends, I had a new baby to love and hold and watch grow into a toddler, I went on a wonderful getaway to Vancouver with my husband and children and I survived a year without my son. That said, there were more bad than good things in my life in 2009 and I am so ready to say good-bye to the misery of this year and start fresh.

Some of the things I am looking forward to in the coming year are:

Taking better care of myself, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Spending more quality time with my daughters. Playing more, worrying less and being more focused.

Decluttering. Enough said.

Reading more, learning more, spending more me time.

Getting underway with more fundraising for Children's Hospital.

Spending more time outdoors.

Maybe going back to school.

This year is going to be about me. I've decided that it's time I came first in my own life and that I need to be happy as a person to be a good wife and mother. I need time for myself doing the things that I enjoy, even if it is just a few hours a week. I'm going to get back into doing some things that I love, I'll keep you posted on how that goes. I'm also going to try to worry less, relax more and get back on a regular sleep cycle. I can't tell you how lack of sleep affects me in every area of my life, insomnia is the shits. I've realized that in the last year I have done very little to take care of myself. This is going to be something new for me and something I hope will have benefits to not only my health but my mood as well. I'm actually excited for the New Year. I have hope that it will be a good year, anything has got to be better than 2009 for sure and I know many of you are feeling the same way. Hope you all have hope for a better year too. Hugs to all...and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


  1. Happy New Year! And do spend some time doing the things YOU love! You deserve it, my dear!

  2. happ new year. here's hoping 2010 is better for all of us!

  3. I am happy that 2010 is going to be about you! xo

  4. I am glad you plan to take care of YOU, my friend! Here's hoping that things follow a better path in 2010 (and that the decluttering goes well!! :-) )

  5. Good for you! I hope you get to do the things you anticipate and find the things that make you happy :) Hoping you have a very blessed new year!

  6. It sounds like a wonderful plan. May 2010 be YOUR year.

  7. Happy New Year Margaret!
    Hope this next year finds you being good to you. I love you!

  8. Here, Here. A better year for all of us. I too will toast the babies. My love to you...

  9. Happy New Year Margaret. I wish you all the very, very best for 2010. May this new year bring you peace and happiness. xo

  10. Happy New Year. What a great list of goals for the year. Wishing you a wonderful year, and I'll be glad to read on as you put yourself first. Much love.

  11. Wonderful list of goals you've shared with us, Margaret. Here's to hoping you realize them all in 2010! Best to you and yours. xo

  12. Happy new year! I think it is good to take care of yourself first. I believe if you are happy and such that it will show and rub off on those around you. I always have a saying if mom's not happy, nobody's happy!