Happy New Year!

Time to start fresh for the new year!

...I chose to ring in the year with a new 'do'!


I write today from my cozy couch, with long johns on, a heated 'magic bag' on my lap, and a fleece blanket wrapped around me. The plan for today was my usual Saturday morning plan..wake up, have a coffee, eat breakfast, then head out to the farm to ride. I have decided that I was going to give my horse Chelsea a holiday for the month of January, so today was going to be the first day in little Daisy Duke's month of training.

Let me repeat, today was GOING to be the first day... until I realized how flipping cold it is outside!!!! Wow mother nature sure knows how to start a year! Currently the thermometer reads -18deg C with a windchill of -28!!!! (for you American readers, that's -0.4F with a windchill of -18.4!) I don't like riding if it's much colder than -10C, so needless to say, I'm not heading to the farm today. I will spend the day making a new years post and de-Christmasafying (I just made up that word) my house. ;)

I really just can't seem to grasp the fact that Christmas and New Years have already come and gone for another year. I honestly can't believe that it's already 2010! Seriously! Where did the last decade go?? I still remember the whole Y2K thing as if it were only 2 years ago - not 10!! It's insane how much faster I find time goes by the older I get. Now I really understand what my parents were talking about all of these years.

Reflecting on 2009..

When looking back, 2009 was overall a pretty good year. There were some downs with unhealthy pets and such, but everyone is doing great now and I really believe that despite my lack of 'like' for my job, in every other aspect of my life, I couldn't be happier. Mine and C's relationship has continued to grow each and every day and the moment that we always thought was so far away --him finishing school-- has actually come! My parents and brothers are happy and healthy, and 2009 even brought a new member to the family - a furry one - my parent's golden retriever puppy Charlie. I've had a lot of self realizations in 2009 that has only made me more excited for things to come in 2010.

Looking forward to in 2010..

One of the most exciting things that I am looking forward to this year, is for things to progress even more with C. He is currently in between interviews for a placement/internship that he requires to officially complete his program at school. We have discussed things, and as soon as his internship is complete, and as soon as he lands a job, the plan is for him to move in this big empty house with me. It is something that I have been wanting and looking forward to for the past year and really can't wait for this to happen!

Another very exciting thing for 2010 is that on July 3, one of my brothers is getting MARRIED!!! He has been with his fiancee for around 13 years or so?! No joke! They are turning 29 this year and have been together since they were in grade 11, so this is a big deal! It will be the first wedding in our family and we all really couldn't be more excited.

Resolutions. ???

I've never really been one for new years resolutions. So many people make them every single year, and so many people rarely stick to them. As I've mentioned before, I've really had several self realizations the past few months with not liking my work and such, and have decided that it's time to do something about it. There are several projects that I would like to give a go right now and I figured it would be best to just start fresh in the new year and get crackin'!

The first item of business-- I have a goal to de-clutter and get rid of things that I do not use. It's amazing how I've accumulate things over the years and just don't have the heart to get rid of them. Since 2010 marks the year that I should be getting a new permanent roomie, I have decided that it's the perfect time to rid my home of items that I have not touched in over a year. Clothing will be donated to the local women's shelter and I will freecycle any other usable items.

2010 project -- I love to sew and I love to bake/cook. C and I have talked a lot and now that he is well on his path to making a career out of something he absolutely loves, I want to see if I can sort of try to do the same. I know that there is no immediate opportunity for me make a big career change ($ is a necessity when you own a house), but there is an immediate opportunity for me to try my hand at something I love in attempt to make some extra money. What is the answer? Etsy. My love for sewing has been brought back for live the past month as I tried my hand at sewing my grandmother a bag for Christmas (which she loved!). C and I have discussed, and I have decided that I want to try my hand at making more bags, along with aprons and other items to try and sell on Etsy! It's going to be a lot of work, but I love sewing so I think this could be something really great! Stay tuned as this project progresses! All Tidbits From My Mind readers will get a discount. ;)

New Life Goal --- over the past several months, I have decided that on top of everything, I also have a new life goal. What is this goal? Well, I'm sorry, but you will have to wait. I'm not quite ready to unveil this to the blog world yet, but it is something huge and I can't wait to share it with you all and have you follow me on this journey.

Wow this was a winded post!

If you're still reading, thank you for following my thoughts and words in 2009. I can't wait to see what 2010 brings, and share future thoughts and words with anyone who wants to listen.

I wish you all an amazing year! Let's make 2010 great!

xo Laura


3 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

Rachel said...
January 3, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Happy New Year! I have been decluttering lately and it is surprisingly rewarding.

Ebony Jewel said...
January 3, 2010 at 7:28 PM

I like the new look - awesome choice in hair color, fits you well!!

I haven't started to declutter yet, but I plan to. I just couldn't get motivated this weekend. I know it's cold as all get out where you are, but it was like 32 degrees in GA all weekend & that's pretty freakin cold to us! LOL (I know you're probably thinking stop being a whiny ass wimp! LMAO)

I plan to declutter next week, get rid of some old 2009 stuff and make room for new 2010 stuff and 2010 progress as well as success!!

basia said...
January 4, 2010 at 7:27 PM

I love your hair! And I also think I have the same sweater in gray, lol. I think setting goals is a good way to get yourself motivated to accomplish what you want out of life - so whether it's a new year or a new day, props to you for setting some. It must be sooo exciting to finally move in with C - I wish you all the best for 2010