HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Well ends one year and starts another. I must say I am looking forward to this year... I welcome it with open arms. I love the feel of a new start, a clean slate, the future of the unknown! I say BRING IT!
This is going to be a big year for me... first it is the year I am going to retire after 15 years of serving the Canadian Armed Forces. While this is bittersweet, I embrace it as it'll give me the opportunity to focus on what means the most to me. My family!
I look forward to getting together with my BFFs and celebrating womanhood and our love for scrapbooking. I look forward to the laughs, the banter and pranks, the cries of turmoil, the anger of frustration, the ups and downs, and I welcome them!
So I am not a big one on New Years Resolutions, I find that is a set up for failure (as I have failed on many occasions..lol), so this year I am going to adapt to change instead. So here is a list of things I'd like to change in my life!
1 - Adopt a healthier lifestyle (in lieu of dropping weight and kicking the ciggies). Just plain ole eat better, exercise and love my body.
2 - BECOME MORE GIRLIE.. (stop snickering you A holes.. ooppss that's not very lady like is it?? HEEHEE) Seriously, I would like to try and find the sexy inside. I'm not saying I am giving up the scrubs and T's (come on now, I still got to be me), but I would like to learn how to be more fashionable, apply make-up, wear some accessorizing stuff, do my hair. Just put in that effort! Maybe I'll even try to watch my foul mouth.. EEEEKKKKK! LOL
3 - Be a better mommy and wife. If this means being a better cook, a better cleaner, a better story reader a better whatever around the home, then I want to do it. I am going to try and spend a few minutes alone each day that I can with my kids. I also want to habitually romance my hubby. I can't wait to reconnect more with him!
4 - READ MORE! I have recently been reacquainted with my love of books. I got a library card, and have been reading up a storm..love it!
5 - Live more thrifty. Cut those corners and not splurge as much as I am use to. With my retirement, I am gonna have to do this soon! HEEHEE
6 - Be the bestest BFF I can be to my YAYAs and friends. Take that extra step if needed and remind myself everyday how lucky I am to have them in my life!
7 - Get my kits made up and get them selling. This is a real big step for me.. and I am thrilled about it!
8 - FINISH WHAT I START.. nuff said! LOL
9 - Experiment with cooking a tad more. I use to LOVE to cook and would LOVE to try different things and have veered away from that since having the kids. So I would like to get back into it.
10 - ORGANIZE ORGANIZE ORGANIZE... I am hoping that this will give me time to do all the above and enable me to stop and take that deep breathe so I don't get overwhelmed as much!
AS FOR MY SCRAPPING!
1 - Well this year I am dedicating to sketches. I am attacking the Pencil Lines sketches, and of course the awesome Becky Fleck. I am not going to post any numbers of Lo's that I'd like to do, but expect an influx this year.
2 - STASH STASH STASH.. can I scream that any louder...LMAO My stash is ridiculous!
3 - Scrap various sizes and SUBMIT. I am not a submitter, but think maybe I'd get selected. Well at least I hope I do! The only way to find out is to try right? LOL
4 - Scrap more of my older pics.
5 - Simply, BE CREATIVE!
So there you have it.. my changes. Now Rome wasn't built in a day here folks.. so I don't see all this happening at once..LOL But here's hoping that when we welcome 2010, I'll be able to look back on 2009 with a great feeling of accomplishment and joy!
Tomorrow I will be uploading some LO's that I have done (YES WAHOO.. I scrapped..lol) so please come back and leave me some love!