Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bring on 09 Baby. Bring It!

Yippy for 2009!

What I am thinking for this year might sound a bit broad, but if I apply it to the different areas of my life, then it's more specific.

BROADEN MY HORIZONS

That's it, you might ask?
Yep. That's it.

Think about it:

Workouts: Try new things, mix it up. I love running and yoga but I need to get back to lifting weights, back to kickboxing, back to spin classes. Expand my routine.

Health: There are several more things I can do to live a healthier life. Cut my drinking, do a master cleanse, etc, etc.

Friends: Pick up the phone and reconnect with old friends. Actually go visit them. Reach out to new friends, make an effort to get out of my hermit shell.

Dating: Uhm, yeah this will be the hard part for me this year. But it has to be done. I'm not going to get anywhere in this arena if I'm home having dinners with you-know-who all the time. I need to get out where there is an opportunity to actually meet someone I find interesting (no easy feat, my friends).

So there you have it.

Happy new year to all and to all a good night. Be safe and don't do anything I wouldn't do.

41 comments:

Lucas said...

I love the "reconnecting" with friends goal! That's been a big one for me this year....Thank You FaceBook! Never pass up an opportunity to tell someone how you feel about them, even if it's as simple as "everytime I'm with you I laugh" or perhaps "everytime I read your blog, I'm inspired"...because I am. Thanks for a great 08 POM!

Susan said...

Happy New Year!

N.D. said...

That's a great plan. I like the theme. I call myself a hermit all the time. I need to adopt that too! Happy '09!

Abby said...

Ha, thanks for your comment - I guess it was half-assedness in the planning more than the execution.

By the way, thanks for sharing your blog with everyone. A friend of mine (ND, in fact) tipped me off to it a couple months ago, and I've loved following all the escapades.

Here's to kicking off 2009 with a bang - looking forward to reading about how this horizon broadening goes!

Sarah said...

GREAT goals! Some of which I need to copy - because who did I have pre New Years Eve Party drinks with - you got it. It sucks. This year we will beat it!

Elisabeth said...

Happy New Year!!!!

J~Mom said...

Great goals!!

The Laminator said...

Happy New Year. Sounds like you have great goals and indeed are ready for 2009! Bring It!

rinus said...

Happy running 2009!.
Rinus.
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AddictedToEndorphins said...

Great Resolutions! Just a little tip from the goal guru (That's what I call myself)...Try and be more specific, and give yourself deadlines for when you want to do things by! It helps keep you accountable!

Have a great 2009! Can't wait to see what it holds!

Judi said...

sounds like a good plan. i think the spinning classes and a new b/f will spark things up for you. :)

Tri-ing with Twins said...

Sounds like a very good plan. I, too, have the "usual" goals I set every year, but this year, like you, reconnecting with old friends will be added to the list. Here's to a great 2009 for us all!

Alisa said...

I really like this plan. Broadening horizons is a great goal.

Denise said...

Happy New Year, sounds like you have a great plan for 2009!

X-Country2 said...

Great plan! I like the friend one.

Carolina John said...

i love the expansion plans. You want to set a real broad challenge? throw a sprint triathlon into the mix. they are quite fun.

and keep an open mind to people you find interesting. Some people might be more interesting the second time you talk to them. The south carolina version of that determines how many missing teeth you are willing to put up with.

btw, don't be afraid to venture to the east coast every now and again. You've got friends here too. Pick a destination race maybe.

Good luck, i'm really looking forward to seeing you go through the year.

Terra Kent said...

Happy New Year

holly said...

Thank GOD 2008 has finally gone the way of the dinosaur. Best of luck in 09 - can't wait to hear about the dating.

RunToFinish said...

2008 finally got me back in to things besides running, but you are right cross training more would be a very good thing..probably help my arms!

I am positive there is a great guy out there just waiting for you and now that you are open to it, it'll happen!

Happy New Year

Reluctant Runner said...

Nice ... really well-rounded!

Happy New Year to you, POM!

aron said...

awesome goals POM!!! i hope 2009 is a GREAT year for you :) happy new year!!!

chia said...

I think we can all learn a little lesson following your lead. Expanding horizons and embracing new things (or re-embracing the old) is probably one of the top 10 goals I've heard so far. Great approach and many happy wishes for 2009!

moni said...

Have a happy one!

Mrs Furious said...

Happy New Year!

Good luck with branching out. This is always my own struggle... of course the broken butt is kind hindering me at the moment. ;)

Laura said...

I love your friends one - that's exactly what I'm trying to do and you just put it so well. However, watch out for the master cleanse one - I've heard those are actually not good for you and can be kind of dangerous.

Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

Happy 2009! Those are great goals. Best of luck with everything. I agree with your first commenter, thank goodness for stalking...wait, I mean facebook. Great addiction, I mean social networking tool.

Laurel said...

Happy New Year!
Your "goal" sounds like a great idea. Perhaps I could use that one myself.

RunToFinish said...

Sarah said you ran the Portland Marathon.. what did you think of it? I've tenatively got it on my list!

Jess said...

I think you've come up with an awesome resolution! I mean there's so much you can do in each of those areas! Good thinking!

Bobbi said...

love all the goals! I am with you on mixing it up!

Tammy said...

Love the goals! I have some friends I need to reconnect with as well...

Sagan said...

I really like that- there's so much that you can do with broadening your horizons! Have fun getting out of your comfort zone:)

Xenia said...

Love your tag for this post. I also like your resolutions. Mind if I borrow them? :)

carla said...

*sigh*

I need to mixitup AND reconnect with friends.

now I need to figure out how Im gonna do both at once!

Marcy said...

Sounds like a great plan to me :-) Here's to 2009!! Whoot!

Michelle said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR PRETTY LADY!!!

I love all your goals for 2009!!! Reconnecting with old friends is the way to go!!!

Keep it real in 09!

Kiki said...

I turned 39 in the day after it turned 2009...I am want my body to be in the best shape of my life...I need a plan for this though...working on that still!!!

Happy New Year POM, come run the Myrtle Beach Marathon....its in February....my mom signed up to run it, not me, not there yet.

Mendy said...

I have the reconnecting and reaching out to friends as well as one of my 2009 goals.

Great list, Jessica! Happy New Year!!!

Chic Runner said...

You're going to rock in '09, and SERIOUSLY!!! can we NEVER meet up ha ha, I feel like we are always missing each other! soon!

Viv said...

Great plans for 09, I love how you touched on plans for your life to making you an awesomer person.

Happy New Year, best wishes for a healthy strong 2009!

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eurydice said...

good luck with your goals. i'd love to do a cleanse but i don't want to do it alone!