Thursday, January 1, 2009



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, 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 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!


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 so please come back and leave me some love!



Gina de Jong said...

Happy New Year Girl!!! sounds like we are both wanting to do some similiar things for 2009, miss ya bunches!!!!!

Marlene said...

Happy New Year Rachel! That is quite a list but I am sure you can do it all! Wishing you all the best for 2009.

Kataroo said...

love it love it love it...I feel inspired just reading this :) and yeah I am laughing my ass off at the being more girly part!!

brn2scrp said...

I just love your non-resolutions! They all feel so familiar to me, lol ... ! Happy New Year to you and your family!