Tuesday, January 11, 2011

34 years and a New Year

I am delayed in my blogging. And I'm delayed in my reflection on the New Year and my goals.

But I AM 34! Yahoo! Yesterday was my birthday and I really relished the new day/new year. Life is too short to be caught up in gray hairs, wrinkles, sagging boobs and big butts! 34! Yes! It feels very good! Two healthy children, one good job, a loving family, friends who love me and lots of laughter. I'm blessed! What more can I ask for!

I feel like 2011 is going to be a big year. I don't know why. I really don't. But something BIG and exciting is going to happen. I just know it!

Then again, I also said to Sam yesteray, just ten days into the New Year, "How are we going to get more organized, spend less money, build a bigger community, do rewarding/meaningful work, live in the moment and get in shape? How are we supposed to do all of that this year?"

At which point we just giggled. Seriously? We aren't. But we'll hope to!

I posted this quote from Obama on my facebook page today but I'm really taken by it. I don't know when he said it or in what context but it speaks to me.

"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. ... Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential."

I'm hoping 2011 is the year I realize my true potential! Watch out world, here I come! :) Who is with me!?

1 comment:

LauraC said...

I am super duper late to blog commenting!

YOU CAN DO IT. Seriously if someone told me on Jan 1 2010 what I would get done in that year, I would not have believed it.

Happy belated birthday!