A Fond Farewell to 2012

Today is New Year’s Eve, which means that in less than 24 hours, we’ll be bidding a fond (or not so fond, depending on your experiences) farewell to 2012. For me, it was a pretty good year. I lost some weight, had some great vacations in California, Moab UT, and Hawaii, and enjoyed showing my parents around the Northwest when they visited over the summer. I ran my first 5K and got my first tattoo. My biggest regret is a not-so-fabulous haircut I got this fall, but all in all, I have no harsh things to say about 2012.
I’ve always been the sort of person who loves the beginning of the new year, because I love a chance at a fresh start. I like the opportunity to make new goals for myself and give myself something to work toward. So as always, I’m making some resolutions for the new year:
1. Win the lottery. I made a valiant effort in 2012, but alas, the prize aluded me. Let’s hope 2013 yields better results.
2. Continue to exercise and eat healthy and maintain the weight loss I’ve achieved. I’m at my goal weight and I feel amazing. I want to continue on this path of healthy living and not lapse back into my old ways.
3. Become a certified Zumba instructor. Zumba has changed my body, my soul, and my life. I was beyond fed up with normal gym workouts and distressed that I wasn’t seeing results. Plus, I dreaded my time at the gym and was miserable throughout the workout. Zumba, by contrast, is addicting. I have so much fun and have met the most incredible people at class. I want to pay it forward and share the experience with others.
4. Stress less, smile more. Too often I find myself in a foul mood over circumstances that are simply beyond my control. Whether it’s a business decision at work that customers are unhappy about, traffic on the freeway, or unplanned inconveniences like car trouble, I am hoping to learn to put a smile on my face and not let it wreck my mood or my day. Things are going to happen that I can’t alter, and I just have to accept the situation with grace.
5. Get organized. I like things neat and orderly, but I also get lazy and my socks end up tossed haphazardly in a drawer, I have clutter in closets that could be thrown away or donated. I’m going to tackle the mess, get everything neat, and keep it that way.
Well, that should be enough resolutions to keep me busy in the next twelve months. What are your new year’s resolutions?

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