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Wednesday, December 31, 2008


The above was my homemade gifts for a few kids I know. I just finished it a few days ago.
-Photo by maritessb

Hi everyone! I hope you're enjoying the holiday festivities. I have and now I'm going to ring in the New Year relaxed and composed. I'm going to spend the count down alone with my Mr. Mad safe in our apartment with a bottle of champagne and the greasiest pizza in the city. After our hard work this year that is how I want to enjoy myself.

New Years resolution to me is usually a set up for failure but this year I'm not going to look at it that way! I'm going to see it as LIFE changes. I already have gotten over the biggest habit of my life: SMOKING. It hasn't been long granted but staying away from certain stress has helped alot. So if I can do that I can do anything. Here are my top life changing goals for 2009:

1. Finish what I started before taking on another task

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Fabrics are overconsuming my work area right now. I need to finish what I have so far before buying new ones. I need to finish my stationary orders, start on some web designs I have lined up, and publish some photo albums I have started.

2. Work out more

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I'm signed up for my first ever yoga classes through Kaiser. First class is Monday. I'm going to join a walking/boot camp to take up the remaining of the week's work out. Minimal 30 mins a day. Or at least every other day.

3. Eat better
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This one and no. 2 is a common goal for everyone every New Years. But I have a good motivation. Not a lot of people know I've been diagnosed with a life long digestion issue, that is why I stopped smoking. It only made it worse. This problem only progress if I continue to eat horribly. Don't worry this is not contagious but you do get it if you don't watch what you eat, stress, and/or over consumption of alcohol and cigarettes. Gerd look it up.

4. Learn New Things

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I want to learn yoga (already started), more craft mediums, photography, and ballroom dancing.

5. Charity Work

Photo by friend's cousin

I'm a firm believer that a good deed never goes unpunished. I think there is a message behind the economic downfall. It is that we lost human compassion for one another. We're obsessed with buying, competing, and feeling secure in our life. Now our boats are being rocked. I intend to ground myself. I'm looking into doing some charity walks, food bank volunteers, adopting a family, and establishing a can food drive at work for the holidays. Also I'm thinking of setting up with a group of good friends Christmas caroling around the neighborhood for cans. Something we used to do a lot when we were in high school and was successful at it.

Big plans huh? I'm hoping to try to be able to accomplish a little bit of every one of these. I have more but these are the top of the list.

2009 here we come. 2008 was great but I'm ready for bigger and better things. Thank you all I've met this year and your wonderful feedbacks to my blog. I'm forever gratiful and hope I have found a friend/reader for life. I'll see you all next year. I mean I'll be back Monday. Party hard but be safe.


Shell said...

You have great goals for 2009. I wish you all the best in the New Year.

Carlene Cruz said...

Great list!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!