Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A Candid Moment

HAPPY 2008 (8 days too late)!!!!

I always get really excited for the coming of January 1st. There is just something so magical about “NEW” that gives us hope that we truly can start all over again. As January 1st rings in a new year, so does it also ring in the chance for a new beginning, and I can tell you this year more than any other year before…I need a new beginning.

I hurt people last year; people that have meant more to me than I ever thought possible. I lied to people that mattered in order to carry through with my own selfish intentions. I do realize that's a pretty bold statement to put out to a web full of strangers. But I can’t always put on a happy face, and I can’t pretend to be a perfect human being. I’m flawed. And until I can accept that, I’ll never fully be true to myself. Consider my candid statement, my acceptance.

I’ll forever regret how I treated people in 2007…I’ll forever hate who I was in 2007. If I could do it all over again I’d do many things different, but unfortunately that’s not possible and so I can only hope that my mistakes will carry me forward, and I’ll learn from them.

I can take this new moment, this new day, this New Year and fix me…make me a better person. I can look back at my mistakes and work strongly to not make them again. I can make resolutions and for once make them happen. I can make 2008 a much better year than 2007 and for that I am grateful for the New Year and a new opportunity.

And so, for the first time in many years, I have actually compiled a list of resolutions that I have put onto a piece of paper, and will carry with me every day so that I never lose focus of what I am going to accomplish. That list is as follows:

Write in my blog more often

Spend wisely

SAVE

Utilize my gym membership at least three times a week

Get back into yoga

Eat more fresh foods

Be less selfish

Be more assertive

Enjoy my life now! Don’t dwell on the past, and quit worrying about the future.

Seize opportunities

Take more chances

Do more things that scare the hell out of me

Be honest

Be done with self pity

Accept weaknesses, but build on strengths

Let more people in

I’m sure it’ll be a running list, and I’m sure I’ll fail miserably at some of them, but I hope that in 357 days, I’ll look back at the year and think: “I did good this year”. Here’s hoping for a better 2008.

8 comments:

OC said...

It looks like a good list to me. Good luck and I hope 2008 is a good year for you.

Erin Nevicosi said...

Good list, Christi. I'm all about trying to make the current year better than the one before. It looks like you're off to a good start!

I'm excited to see you soon!

(And um, yeah - it's about TIME you posted again!)

Mentle said...

Good luck with the list! I love how positive it is!

Jessie said...

Good luck!

Danica said...

I thought you fell off the face of the blogosphere!

Very good list, nicely written post.

Happy 2008!

Michael Manning said...

Your list and intentions sound so positive, Christi! Putting the past behind you is a good move. You are smart enough to realize better paths to take and I feel 2007 will be a happy one for you!

sunshine queen said...

Yeah...I don't know you but I went through hell a few years ago. New Beginnings are awesome...I think you have a great sense of direction! Good Luck...kep us updated (especially those things that scare the hell out of you).

Michael Manning said...

MISS YOUR BLOGGING, CHRISTI! :)