Monday, December 28, 2009

Gearing up for New Years

This week between Christmas and New Years is always a big blur to me. And I'm not a drinker.

It is a lot of nit-picky, clean-up stuff from this last year in preparation for a big fresh new DO-OVER of next year. It is kind of like how every Monday is a fresh start for my diet and exercise program (my program that I don't have.. I keep telling myself I'll start it next Monday.. a day that never comes)but NEW YEARS is HUGE! A brand new chance! To do it, get started with my goals. My chance to get organized, my chance to get my act together and really be where I want to be.

So, in preparation, I'll share a few of my 'inspirational' quotes I've got rolling around in my head.

"Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it."
— L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."
-Dr. Seuss

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"
-Dr. Seuss

You can’t do EVERYTHING. But you can do SOMETHING.
Helen Keller

15 minutes a day to create something beautiful. We can do so much if we just GET STARTED


Ter said...

Emily, your last line kind of gave me an idea. I'll email you...

Karen said...


I often feel the same way about January 1. I have to have everything in order for at least one day of the year. I am 10 years down this path of infant loss. Last year, I tackeled things that were holding me back. I started going to the gym 3 times a week. I cook at home more. I spend time with my angel on earth. I give my angel(Ashleigh Rose) memory time. I take classes to finish my degree. I have decided that I can not wait to do anything. I am busy. But, I can honestly say that for the most part, I am happy.
Happy New Year!

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