There is hope at the end of the rainbow...life can be beautiful again! I have married a wonderful man and rebuilt my life. Things were not always champagne and roses. After a 16 year marriage, my X's affair painted my world gray. After years of rebuilding where I learned to paint my life in warm hues with splashes of silver and gold...I am truly living again!!! This is my story-these are my thoughts of building the life I always wanted.
Monday, January 4, 2010
January 4th …..is it really already January 4th?? 2010 is here already?? But wait….I wasn’t ready!!! I am not ready to evaluate 2009….not ready to regain my focus…I just want to stay underneath my covers for another week…to hibernate….and extend my all too short vacation.
Alas, time moves on whether I want it to or not and according to my tradition, I must evaluate the past year and determine my direction in the year to come *sigh*
Actually, 2009 was a conundrum. conundrum n. A riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun. A paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma…. 2009 was simultaneously the best year and the worst year. It brought me gigantic problems and unexpected solutions (or more accurately the “non-solution” solution - which is infinitely more difficult as I am a master “star-aligner”)… 2009 offered tears and joy…. Discovery and “same old same old.” My new years resolutions were mostly unmet but my mission was accomplished…. When I reviewed the first blog of 2009, there are many unchecked items….. but below was my mission statement for 09.. I think I came pretty doggone close….
2009 is the year for: -girlfriends -creativity -taking a risk -being brave This is my mission statement for the year: Becky Pruitt strives to be a relational yet organized professional who is connected in her community and seeks to be content and happy in her life. By taking risks and being creative she will broaden her life experiences. Becky is committed to deepening her relationships with her girlfriends through shared experiences and lots of wine and chocolate.
An unexpected relationship with a man who sees my heart and loves me for who I am…
Painful and difficult family circumstances that tested my resolve….
Deepening relationships with my friends…knowing that I can be real and honest…
New friends…..who have become near and dear to my heart….
Streamlining…..my activities…my networking….my life
Cooking meals at home again…..YAY!!!!
My first “big girl” party in my home - 30+ people for dinner
Marrying off my daughter in a beautiful ceremony
An empty house
Lessons of communication within a relationship A renewed dedication to finish my college degree
So….after consuming copious amounts of Blackeyed Peas and Red Beans and Rice for prosperity sake.....evaluating the previous year.....I am ready to announce....drum roll please ……My resolutions ffor 2010 are:
RESOLVED……..I will take more bubble baths-at least 2 per month RESOLVED……..I will not use my credit cards RESOLVED......I will blog every single week RESOLVED……..I will promote my blog better RESOLVED……..I will exercise at least 3 times each week RESOLVED……..I will streamline my home-including filing and purging unwanted items RESOLVED......I will travel to Spain in 2010 RESOLVED……By the end of the year, I will write a book