There’s something so delicious about the end of a book, a new CD or a year. I feel like Dec 31st is the best day for reflecting on your year and reliving the good, the bad and the crazy!
In my paper journal I wrote about all of my adventures – but now looking through my desk calendar I realize how much I missed out on. 70% of the things I didn’t go to were out of my control (usually sickness – I need to be HEALTHY in 2011!), but 30% of the time it was because of my “baggage”. I’m usually a bubbly, outgoing person – but when I’m put in a situation I have no control over….I freak out. Sometimes said freak-outs are weight related (“Will I be the fattest person in the entire restaurant? What if I break a chair? What if ….) and other times it’s about being uncoupled (“Ugh…will be the ONLY single person? Am I going to have to put on a one-woman show to make up for not having a boyfriend?”). Both scenarios stress me out beyond belief – sometimes to the point that I cancel plans I was looking forward to.
In 2011 I will not let my baggage control me anymore. It won’t be easy, but I will do my best to push past the freak-out and enjoy my life.
Now, let’s talk about the fun parts of 2010 shall we?
I had a great year professionally – I feel like I honed skills I was only just thinking about last year, and truly became more professional. I’m still sarcastic and funny my nature, but now I can successfully write my own professional emails – and deal with difficult situations easier. I think both of those speak to personal growth, which is awesome! Oh and I also learned a whole bunch of new stuff in 2010 – which is always awesome to reflect on! 🙂
I got to a kick-ass world-wide trade show in Las Vegas, and stay with someone I consider a good friend and mentor – spending more time with her and her now husband will be a goal in 2011!
I went to Tribal Fest in California with my BFF Rach – and has an ABSOLUTE ball. I cannot WAIT for the next one! In fact, I have a post about my “countdown to TF” coming soon.
I forgave myself for mistakes I’ve made. This might seem trivial, but when you carry around the burden of failure – releasing it feels amazing.
I joined the gym again and got serious about losing weight – and I started this blog! I had no idea that it would turn out so great, but it has! 🙂
So, it’s the last day of the year….and technically my weigh-in is tomorrow but I figured it would be better to do it today.
I hope you’re sitting down while reading this!
I only lost 8 pounds in the month of December…not crazy considering I exercised twice thanks to pneumonia. However, that puts my year tally at 90 pounds. Yes, NINETY POUNDS!
On Jan 1st 2010, I weighed 424 pounds. Today I weigh 334 pounds. That is AMAZING (especially considering how half-assed the first part of my year was!).
Oh and I took measurements too – I’ve lost 30 inches overall!!!
Cheers to a fabulous 2011 everyone!!
P.S. – here are some photos I dug up from the year! 🙂
Have to include one “OMFG I look horrible picture” just for reference!
Happy New Year everyone! ❤
Cheers to lots more pictures in the new year!