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!


  1. I'm so proud of you Hollie! Welcome back. I've been wondering about you. Funny thing is I went to my blog to click on your link and there it was - you had made an entry less then 30 minutes before.

    How have you been? Email me sometime.

  2. I love, Love, LOVE your resolutions/goals. I llok forward to hearing about you achieveing them! It is 2009 and it is YOUR time!!!

  3. Hollie good to see a post from you. I'm glad you're going to put you at the top of the list. I went through having to distance myself from the negative (stress causing) people in my life a few years ago. It was tough for me since they were family. But you know what? After I did that I was able to work on getting mentally healthy for myself and family and the weight started coming off.

    You will shine in 2009 and I look forward to being blinded.


  4. Welcome back ! This is going to be our year to shine. I applaud your resolve to change those things in your life that keep you from loving yourself and block you from being the best you can be. I have done similar things in my past- it hurts to break the habits and attachments, but boy can you fly once you do !

  5. Great goals for the new year. Hope you don't mind me posting - found your site while jumping around. Good luck in 2009!

  6. Good for you for putting yourself first. I love how positive your post was. You so deserve to be happy!

  7. GREAT goals!

    And your husband is wrong.

    Happiness matters.

    You are right.

    You can be happy no matter what your circumstances.

  8. What? Happiness DOES matter. Smack your hubby with a slice of bread for me. LOL! 2009 is going to be great for so many of us on this healthy journey. I can feel it.

  9. Happiness not only matters - it's the most important thing in life! YOU ARE GOING TO ROCK 2009!!


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