Thursday, December 31, 2009

The end of 2009

Good morning everyone!

I am especially pumped up today...giddy even.  Doing a little happy dance in my head.  I heard from two of my college friends last night (who happened to be married - how convenient is that for me?) at around 4:30pm...turns out they are going to be in town tonight on a whim from Atlanta, GA.  So..I am having a very last minute new year's party at my house tonight and the adrenaline of it all is just great.  Can't wait to catch up with lots of different people tonight and to properly ring in the new year with good friends.  Does life get any better that that?  (Remember...I'm an optimist so bear with me...everything is the BEST ever!)

Today will likely go by in a quick blur of exctiement and planning.  I have an unheard of (in my line of work) three day weekend ahead so it's looking to be a great start to the new year.  All of my previous hard work at my real job has paid off and so a long weekend lies ahead.  Hopefully I will find time for that new story I keep going on and on about because, well...I'm loving it and it's exciting.  I'm trying to tone it down I promise!  I'm also debating a quick trip to the slopes as I haven't been snowboarding all year and that seems just plain wrong.  So maybe a lot of last minute things happening this weekend.  We'll see.

As it's the end of 2009 I do feel the need to do some sort of a list but instead of a look back at 2009 I prefer to look ahead to 2010 and the goals I have for it.  2009 has been a great year but alas, we must bid it farewell!  So here's a quick list of my goals for the new year in no special order:

*Finish formatting "The Wolf Within" and send off for reviews before the Feb 25th release date (lots of panic involved with this one as I'm waiting on the publisher and putting it in other people's hands is so not comfortable)

*Complete at a minimum two more books.  This involves outlines, first drafts and editing.  Alot for me in a year, but with the new motivation I've been feeling, should be no problem.

*The dreaded weight loss goal.  I'm setting it for ten pounds because I know fifteen is just too unrealistic and I will only frustrate myself.

*Update my blog to include alot of new gadgets I have fallen in love with on other sites.

*Take more trips with my family and travel.  Something we all love but falls through the cracks every year.  One must be a mountain trip.

*Do more things for my hubby.  He's an amazing, patient man who deserves much better than myself.  I need to remember to tell him more often.

*Read more books.  With the family life, writing life and working life this goal always suffers.  I enjoy it so much I need to do more of it on a regular basis.

I'm sure there are plenty more but that will have to do for now...they are the items most on my mind at the moment.  As for 2009, it has truly been a great year and I echo sentiments I have read on other sites:  starting a blog and meeting other people, other writer's and artists, has been suprisingly a highlight of my year.  I had no idea how having a blogging family would really motivate and inspire me each and every day.  But you all do.  I feel humbled in your presence and can't wait to see what kind of things you each do in the new year.

Cheers to you all - hope you each have a safe and happy holiday!

I'll see you in 2010...Happy New Year! 


  1. I'm with you on the ten pounds...fifteen is likely out of the question. We can do it!!! Right??

  2. I second that ten pound challenge!

    Hope your party goes wonderfully and that you have a nice long weekend (which will probably fly by, because lets face it... they always do).

    Good luck on your writing and upcoming book and my all your dreams come true.

    Happy New Year!!!

  3. You're insane! Last minute party and tons of NY's resolutions...Wait, you sound just like me! Happy New Year!


  4. Great plan Kristi! I hope you had fun on New Year's Eve. :)

  5. Those sound like pretty attainable goals, I wish you the best of luck in reaching them. I especially like the one about reading more. That seems to be a hard one for me, because there always seems to be so much that I have to leave undone in order to get reading done!

  6. Thanks everyone for the comments!!!

    Kristin/Kimberly - we can totally do this thing! I feel the motivation...let's just see if it lasts past January!

    Michele - glad I'm not alone! Happy New Year to you!!!

    Sharon - I hope you had a great one as well!

    Moonaroo - the reading goal so far has been the hardest to do for that very reason! Finding the time to do that has truly been a challenge!