Excited

Since the last year has been one of the worst in my recent memory (I feel bad even saying this because I know of so many people who had an even worse year), I am so excited for what 2011 may bring.  I have a feeling it is going to be a great year.  So in my tradition of naming my years, I have dubbed 2011 'The Year of Me'.  Sound selfish? It's because it is, a little, but in a good way.  But before I elaborate on what the 'Year of Me' consists of, let me remind you of the past few years and what they consisted of.

2009 was 'The Year of Doing Things'.  That year, Dave and I decided to get out more, have fun, explore the city we live in.  And we did.  2009 saw me taking a sewing class, writing more, reading more, modeling (HA!), going to concerts, dance-offs, and much more.  It was definitely a year of fun and going out a lot with friends and enjoying each other.

Sitting on a fountain in front of Casa Loma

 Casa Loma

 Playing Indians at the Scenic Caves

 Down the rabbit hole

2010 was the 'Year of Making Our House Feel Like A Home'.  We had been living like a couple of kids in a college dorm since we moved in.  This December 1st marked our two year anniversary of living in that place and it was so barren and devoid of comfortable furnishings for a year and a half that it felt like a temporary home (I mean, it IS, technically, but no one wants it to feel that way).  So we made a pact to turn our house into a home.  And while this meant that we had no money whatsoever to do anything fun together, I think we can honestly say that 2010 was a success in that regard.  Our house now feels cozy and warm and inviting.  There is still more work to do yet, but at least when I walk through the front door I no longer feel like I am walking into a hospital.

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2011, and the 'Year of Me' is going to be a good one.  I am going to focus more on myself, and making myself a happy and healthy person.  All the things I have neglected over the past five years I am going to pay more attention to.  Things like: getting my eyes checked and buying new glasses (done!), making a dentist appointment (done, but haven't gone yet), finding a family doctor in the city (finally, after five years), buying myself new clothes, eating healthy, exercising more, sleeping more.  But the most important thing I will do for myself in 2011 is to make sure I am happy mentally.  So I will be going to therapy in the new year.  For the first time in my life.  There is a lot of ground to cover, and I feel sorry for the therapist who snags me (although not TOO bad since I will be paying them an arm and a leg).  I think that this in itself will be one of the best gifts I give myself.  

Now keep in mind that none of these are resolutions.  They are just things that I feel have been pushed aside for too long.  Things that need to be taken care of.  I am on the road to a healthier me, in every way.  

2011, I welcome you with open arms!  Happy New Year everyone!
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