Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

"It's my time to SHINE in 2009!"

This is my motto for the new year! For the past few weeks I have been reflecting about my life and the direction it needs to take for me to be successful and happy. My husband continually tells me that happiness doesn't matter, but I think he is a liar. I deserve to be happy, and I deserve to shine.

2009 Resolutions:

1. Start putting ME first.
2. Keep working toward my weight loss goals.
3. Form a consistent exercise routine.
4. Save money.
5. Obtain my teacher license.
6. Continue to work on my Master's degree.
7. Find happiness no matter what my circumstances are.
8. Stop isolating myself from people who care about me.

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was able to spend time with both of my best friends (separately) over this past week, and really talk to them about the personal issues I'm having (especially in my marriage). I received some good advice from both of them, and they both agreed that I had somehow lost perspective over the past few years and they could definitely see that I am not happy. I have allowed myself to crawl under a rock, and only surround myself with people who bring me down and do not want to see me succeed.

Like I said before, 2009 is going to be my year to shine. I WILL start putting ME first, because I am important. I can't be good at anything, including being a good mother, if I put myself at the bottom of my priority list. I will lose weight, and I will feel good about myself. I will also make tough decisions along the way because they are necessary. I now have a plan, and I will succeed!