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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New year and The I Wills For 2010




I am not one for resolutions. If I resolve to do something like lose weight I find I am resolving to finish the Hershy's kisses faster than you can say January 2nd. So I do the "I Wills', and I hope you'll join me!  The rules are simple, what will you do in the new year? I encourage your I Wills to feature both lofty goals and small ones. A small victory is still a victory and taste of success just makes you want more. (Also like Hershey Kisses)


  • I will be kind to Zach in action and thought, expecting nothing in return
  • I will eat healthily in order to be strong for my family
  • I will exercise regularly
  • I will create a beautiful living space, wherever that is.
  • I will be kind to my baby in his frustration, recognizing that he cannot express what he wants and that must be so stressful for him!
  • I will tell him I am proud of him every, listing his accomplishments of the day (I already do this before bedtime...so check!)
  • I will begin to prepare my mind for weaning the baby
  • I will begin to prepare my body for (God willing) baby #2
  • I will do something for me every day.
  • I will do something for my career every day
  • I will do something about my anxiety. 
  • I will start wearing real clothes on a regular basis, and make up too! (instead of my yoga pants/hoodie uniform of late) 
  • I will behave kindly when I feel grumpy, even when people stop in the middle of a walkway to text. (Grrrrrrrrrr)
  • I will smile and say thank you to valets, parking attendants, check out workers, mailman...those who cross my path.
  • I will donate money to my favorite charities.
  • I will host a family dinner in my own home. (Christmas!? apartment or house, doesn't matter. Just has to be our home)
  • I will try very hard to let my baby be independent and not need me as much, resisting the urge to keep him wholly dependent on me.
  • I will trust others with his care.
  • I will talk on the phone more (I'm not good on the phone for some reason. I'd rather text!)
  • I will NOT be afraid of following me the path laid out for me even if it is not the one I would have chosen.
  • I will accept abundance 
  • I will accept success
  • I will caretake my friendships.
  • I will play more
  • I will laugh more
  • I will think better of my appearance
  • I will love him up one side and down the other every day! 

  • I will fit into this dress again and have somewhere to wear it! 

  • I will also learn some photo editing, not just iPhone apps!
  • I will figure out what I want to call this blog!
  • I will move it to whatever that is, without loosing people
  • I will get a real design! 
  • I will continue to pursue the creative side of my personality.
  • I will embrace being a wife and a mother. 
  • I will continue to pursue my acting 
  • I will be GREAT on set when I film in February. 
  • I will treasure every day as the gift that it is
  • And lastly, I will live by this quote for 2010
She chose to focus on the beauty in life, 
and the more she saw; the more she had.


Happy New Year to you all! Thank you for joining me this year, I've loved reading your blogs and loved every comment and every visit you've blessed me with. BE SAFE!!!!

9 comments:

RobertZ said...

Great Post. You Can Do It.

kys said...

I like the spirit of "wills" instead of "won'ts". Have fun doing those things in 2010! Happy New Year to you and your family!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Great list and seemingly attainable. Good luck and Happy New Year!!

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

Happy New Year! I love the mix of lofty and small goals.

~Shelley~ said...

Visiting from SITS!!

Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!

~Shelley

Nessa said...

Wonderful post! Wishing you every happiness in the upcoming year!

Amo said...

That's a lot of "I Wills"! But, you can do it. Take it one day at a time and always forgive yourself if you mess up. I also need to be kinder to my husband and more patient with my Max! Happy New Year!

Em said...

I keep scrolling and scrolling on your blog - Max is too stinkin' adorable!! (I'm not odd, I promise - 2 little men myself :-)

Welcome to the SiTS gang!! May your 2010 be filled with check marks on this awesome list.

Salt said...

This is such a great post! I don't like the term "resolutions" either and I like the "I will"s more then saying "my goals". Which is boring and what I called mine.

I love that dress too. You can do it!

Happy New Year!