That was fine, 2009.

by Elizabeth on December 31, 2009 · 1 comment

in 101 in 1001, Life

I’m in so much denial about this 2010 thing that everybody is talking about. I mean, can’t we all just calm down about 2010 and wait until Christmas has passed?

Hang on a minute…
Is that why people kept giving me presents last week?

I think I’d better accept that this year will be over in about six hours and say my goodbyes!

2009 was pretty good to Tim and I.  Our little house was full of friends and family, but there was also plenty of space for the two of us to just be together.  Both of us have had periods of stress in our jobs because of downsizing, but for the most part our work lives have been pretty fulfilling.  We’ve lived well, loved well, and we seem to have achieved some wisdom about what matters most.  It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

Many of my friends, coworkers and fellow bloggers seem to want this year to be done.  So, for their sake, I’m okay with the clean slate that a new year will bring!

Here are my resolutions for 2010 (and beyond):

1. Continue to plug away at my 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge. With 42 items on my list still remaining, and a finish date of 28 September 2010, I have a lot of work to do! There are a lot of “works in progress” in that total, so it’s still an achievable goal. And hey, if I fall short by a few it’s still a monumental achievement.

2. Write a grown-up budget. Not that there’s anything wrong with spending all my pay each month, and then living out the final 10 days on instant noodles… but I would like to buy a house someday…

3. Move house. We absolutely adore our enormous 3-bedroom, inner-Melbourne house and our huge backyard… but it’s time to start putting our money to better use. We have no regrets about the time we’ve spent here, but it’s time to move on.

4. Continue to improve my health. I’m an idiot for not writing about this already, but I finished Couch to 5K almost a month ago and lost a buttload of weight in the process! I’ve been given a glimpse into a life where I feel fit and healthy, and I want more. In the short term this will mean:

– Making running a few times per week a part of my routine
– Heading back to the gym and swimming lots of laps
– Fresh food that focuses on vegetables, fruit, wholegrains, fish, lean meat and tons of water. No fads!

5. Reconnect with that which is most important. I plan to set aside time each day to clear my brain of work, TV and Internet… and just focus on getting back to “me”. My plan is to rediscover my passion for my paper journal, and playing music again. I’m just not me without them.

Five resolutions is plenty for somebody who doesn’t normally make NY resolutions!

It’s exciting to have some clear goals in mind, and to imagine life at the end of next year if I have been able to improve each of these areas of my life.

Something tells me that 2010 is going to be great for me, and hope it’s great for you too.

Are you setting any resolutions for yourself this year?

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Fiona January 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I fear budgets!


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