Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Out With The Old...In with The Old?

Last week, I spent a fabulous week on the beaches of Grand Cayman Island with my dad, 2 sons, 2 brothers and their families.

It was an amazing week!

It was a week of relaxation!

It was the mental break I needed!

During this week away, my brother asked me, "Why don't you blog anymore, you were so good at it?"

The only answer I had for him was that I didn't have time to blog.  After thinking about that response for a couple of days, I realized that that was a cop out.  I have convinced myself over the past couple of years that I couldn't blog anymore because my blog was about dating as a single mom.  I don't really date much anymore so how could I continue on with my blog?  

A weak excuse...I know!

Then, today, my friend text me with the following quote, "Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book, write a good one!"  How fitting for me, right? Her message to me was that I  need to either figure out how to continue on with my blogging or get on with writing the book that I always talk about wanting to write.  She was nice yet firm with me, basically telling me to get off my ass and do something with my words, stories, and memories.

So here I am to tell you in the new year, I am limiting my goals.  No more goals about saving money, losing weight.  In my mind, those should not be goals.  They should be things you work on everyday.  Goals, to me, are the bigger things.  The things that seem impossible to complete.  My book, my blog...those are big things that seem impossible to me to complete,

So here I am today, sharing with you my goals for 2014...

1. Blog at least 3 times a month.

2. Start writing my book that I always say I want to do, but don't do anything about.

3. Be connected with my sons, Hamilton and Gibson, at all times, no matter where I am or what I am doing.

4. Remember that Hamilton and Gibson are only kids.  They will be grown and out of my house before too long.  Don't have such high expectations of them.

That's it!  That is all i am going to hold myself accountable to this year.  As friends of mine, I ask that you too, hold me accountable to these goals.  If you see me slacking, call me out...PLEASE!

So welcome back to He Who Laughs Last Didn't Get It!  I'm excited to share more with you than just stories about my horrible dating past.  I hope you share with you more of my hopes, dreams and a look into my life as I enter a whole new stage...forty something with 2 boys (one on the verge of becoming a teenager), trying to make it day to day in this crazy world.  I will share stories of my past, present and future.  I will share my hopes, dreams and disappointments.  I will continue to tell stories of the funny things my kids say and do.

Please bear with me as I dip my toes back in the water.  It may take me a little while to "be funny" again, but stick with me...I promise, it will be worth the wait!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back, my friend! I can't wait for you to start posting more frequently again. I've missed you around here =)

    I pray 2014 brings you health, happiness and prosperity!



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