Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's The Little Things

Without January 1 on my calendar I would be in big trouble. I always TRY to set goals and resolutions. I mean, why not? It's as good a time as any to make a fresh start.

Last year, on January 2, I slid into my local gym just in time to take advantage of the New Year special. A three year commitment was only $24.99 per month. WOW, I remember thinking. I've scored big time. What a great deal! . . . They got the deal. This year's resolution is to actually see the inside of the place and step onto the equipment.

I'm also planning on giving up sweets. That's right. A sweetsaholic is contemplating quitting cold turkey. The last week of 2008 has been spent consuming every single sweet in my path. I've even baked pies in the last few days that I haven't had in years in a farewell ceremony. I don't know who I think I'm fooling.

But one resolution I am dead set on keeping is not taking my life or those I love for granted. 2008 brought enlightenment, and although the path that led there may not have been my choice, for the first time in my life I'm really and truly enjoying the little things. I'm smelling the flowers. I'm going to the art show that I may have passed up because I was too busy. I'm even using my good china. If I love someone I tell them. No matter who it is.

I can't remember when I've looked more forward to the start of a new year than 2009. MY FIRST NOVEL IS COMING OUT! Oh-my-goooooosh! It makes me want to run through the house screaming for the fiftieth time. I'm actually going to be able to hold Whistlin' Dixie In A Nor'easter in my hand. I can't wait to see what happens and like Maureen, I'm going to enjoy every single second of it.

Happy New Year everyone. Thank you for stopping by.


Lesley Livingston said...

Like I said to Maureen, "Do it!"

This is going to be a pretty crazy year for all us Novel Girls - but I think it's going to be pretty terrific, too!

Happy New Year!

Jillian Cantor said...

I think you stole my resolution. I was also going to give up sugar cold turkey!!

Maureen Lipinski said...

Giving up sugar?! I daresay you're MAD!