05 January 2009

Happy 2009!

I'm way excited about the new year--we've got a lot of great things happening in our lives, and hearts.  James and I are on the same page and full speed ahead as we get our finances straightened out once and for all.  It's not that we were in trouble at all--we are pretty normal, after all, with our credit cards and financed cars.  We've just decided we're done sending so much of our paychecks out after money we spent a long time ago, so we're committed to being DEBT-FREE (other than the cars!) before he turns 35 next March.  So, watch here for our progress.  I won't bore you any more with details, but I will say that since we went through Financial Peace University at church, we've made TONS of progress not just in what we've done but in how we think & feel.  I think that's what's been 'off' this whole time--our attitudes about money.  So now we're living from a budget, no more Discover Card (I will probably miss it more later...but it didn't hurt a bit to cut it up the other day, and it'll feel great to pay it OFF after January 15th!).  

Enough about that part...I've also, since the whole diet pill debacle, committed to being ME again in 2009.  With everything that's happened in the past year, from having a baby to Dad's illness to Kayci going to school to learning how to be a working Mommy, I've just lost track of ME in everything.  So, starting tomorrow, I'm joining a Bible Study at church.  I'm going to call today to find out about yoga classes here in town, and get MOVING again.  Friday night I might even go to a scrapbook night at church...I get a little excited to think about my closet MINUS the boxes of memorabilia waiting to be preserved in scrapbooks...

Anyway, the point is, I've taken a good long look at my life and identified some things I can do to make myself even happier.  So, away we go...

Oh, and PS, although I'm not concentrating on this so much:  yes, I'm committed to eating right and losing the rest of this weight in 2009.  I'm still bitter that I'm not watching it melt off but I'd rather be fluffy and losing slowly than thin and dead...or divorced.  I can laugh about it now, but to think that just TWO WEEKS AGO I was ready to get divorced, but didn't know why...crazy stuff!

2 comments:

Brenda said...

You sound like ME! This is my year to do things I want to. I have joined a Boot Camp to kick off my weight loss goal. And to be fit. So I can keep up with these boys. I have joined a new gym and want to start taking the Pilates classes they offer. I am on the hunt for a Hip Hop dance class, too. Yes! I have always wanted to do that. So maybe I will do that, too. We'll see!! Good luck to you on all your goals!! I will check in so we can see how each of us is doing. I also wanted to share the link to this awesome journal I found at Barnes and Noble yesterday: It is called Building the Best You: A Two-Year Discovery Journal http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ean=9781402762390&. It is really neat. Check it out! Happy New Year and here's to us feeling FINE IN '09!! And maybe looking it, too! ;)

Kristi said...

Let's go, girlfriend! Cannot WAIT to hear your observations about hip hop dance...

Good luck to you, too...but we don't need it, man. We're gonna DO IT!!!!!!!!!

So here's to being fine in 2009!!!!

:) k