Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009: The Year of Sarah

I opened one bleary eye at the early hour of noon today. I'm a little hung over as I love me some champagne. I drank an entire bottle myself. I was clutching it while I played craps at a friend's party. There is a saying that how you spend New Year's day sets the tone for how your year is going to be. I certainly hope that's not true or I'll be spending 2009 hung over with cramps. I did go to Target because I want 2009 to be a happy year and that's my happy place. I have many goals for the new year. I like to use the term "goal" as opposed to "resolution". It sounds more productive.

Sarah's 2009 Goals
  1. I am going to work out again. I used to belong to a gym and went 4 times a week. When Spiderman and I moved, I quit the gym because we moved to the other side of town and I thought I'd join a closer and cheaper one. I never did. It's been a year. I need to get motivated again. I think I'll start running and maybe take a yoga class.
  2. I'm going to start going to church again. Excuse the pun, but I used to go religiously and when I started working weekends I just stopped. Now that I have Sundays off again I'm going to go back.
  3. I would say that 85% of everything I do are things I HAVE to do and don't enjoy. Going to work, cleaning house, paying bills. I have a lot of obligations. In 2009 I'm going to do more things I WANT to do. I used to play the piano...I'm going to get back into that.
  4. I'm letting go of things that are no longer useful to me. My life is clogged by clutter. I'm going to go through my drawers, cabinets, closets and head and remove things that are no longer helpful. I'm letting go of the jeans that are a smaller size in hopes of losing weight as well as any old grudges and hangups. None of these things allow me to move forward.
  5. I'm forcing myself to be more social. If left to my own devices, I rather enjoy being by myself. These tendencies mean that sometimes I'm lonely. This year I'm going to make new friends.
  6. I want to go take a vacation where I actually go somewhere. Spiderman and I haven't gone away somewhere since our honeymoon two years ago. We're due.
  7. I am going to try to relax more. I like to keep busy. I'm always doing something. I am also a chronic worrier. None of these things help me relax.

I think most of these are attainable goals.

What are your goals for 2009?


Mimi's Toes said...

Happy New Year Sarah....I really like your goals for 2009. I play the piano too...Yes, you do need to do more things for yourself. Take care of YOU! That is one of my goals too.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

Every day...throw away. That's how I tried to battle clutter in 2008. This year one of my goals is to clean out drawers, closets, attics and cabinets. Maybe we should shoot for a garage sale?

I think we should have a family camping vacation, maybe rent a cabin for a long weekend in Michigan and swim/fish and eat smores around a campfire. (it'd be more like, swat bugs/sunburn/lay around/play cards and clutch a bottle of wine, but hey who am I kidding)
That would be fun! I'm in agreement that things should be more fun than obligatory. I tend to stay at home on the weekend to clean my house - boo. Not acceptable. Life is too short and will pass you by in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

I like your goals because they sound specific and attainable. I, too, am trying to work out. I love to do step aerobics but it's bad for my knees, so I am trying to find something else to do. Maybe I'll try yoga.

My Wonderful Men said...

New Year, New Starts! I wish you all the best this year.