The whole reflection on 2010 and looking forward blahblahblah post

I must join the rest of the bloggy world and post some thoughts for a new year.

I don't really have a one word or anything for 2011.

Well, okay, I just thought of one: BETTER

Yes, that will be my word for 2011.

If I had to go back and think of my word in hindsight for 2010, it would be TRANSITION.

It was definitely a transitional year for me:
  • it was my year of being 40.
  • It was my year for many disappointments in several aspects of my life from family to friends to work.
  • It was also my year to grow in Faith.
  • It was a year for me to get to know me and like me for ME.
  • It was a year to complete a project.
  • It was a year that we became an empty nest.
  • It was a year that I grew in confidence.
  • It was a year that I started running.
  • Mostly, I think it was a year that I quit totally focusing on everyone else and began putting myself first at times and realized that it not such a bad thing!
This year I hope to be BETTER:
  • Better in balancing my life.
  • Better in my Christian life.
  • Better at photography.
  • Better at friendship.
  • Better at being a wife, daughter, stepmom, sister, cousin, niece, DIL, and any other family place that I hold.
  • Better at not procrastinating.
  • Better at time management (oh wait that is basically the same thing, right?)
  • Better at keeping things orderly, neat and clean.
  • Better at saving.
I know there are others, but I'll let 2011 take care of those as they come.

I also want to point out that my devotional last night focused on Psalm 51:10: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.   

Basically, the writer pointed out that we can make resolutions to change at any time of the year. We don't have to wait - nor does God want us to wait - until one day of the 365 we recognize in a year to wipe the slate clean and begin a fresh start.  

So with that being said, I may fail at some of my goals and resolutions throughout the year, but I resolve to pick myself up, dust myself off, and jump back i the proverbial saddle and have a "do over", so Happy New Year to you and a Better New Year to me! ;)


Marit said...

happy New Year Kim! May all goals be achieved and may all dreams come true!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are one of the most amazing and inspiring people I 'know' Kim!!! I hope that 2011 is a wonderful year for you!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

thopler said...

That's the same word I've selected for 2011! Definitely praying for a "better" year :) God is good, though, so I know He will be faithful! I look forward to posting on my blog the ways of His faithfulness.

deana said...

Something tells me this WILL be a better year! Happy 2011, Kim! I hope it's a great year full of many, many blessings!


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