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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010...A Girl Can Dream Can't She???

Well 2009 kicked my ass...I learned alot about myself, my marriage, my family, my friends, and the life of a military wife.

Its tough out there for a lil girl (ok I'm 29) like me, who still on occasion feels like she's fresh out of college, and not ready to be an adult.

What do I want to see, do, accomplish in 2010...oh boy, the list is long and whining that is for-sho...

1. I want to be a better wife and to focus on making our marriage as strong as it can be. We love each other, we're best friends, but we can get on each other's nervous in a nanosecond. We're not always team players and we both have to consider each other's feelings when we say or do something.

2. I want to decorate my house and make it a home.

3. We may have another move this summer to either Idaho or England (or we may stay in NC), we don't know until March and we'll move in June/July. I need to handle this uncertainty with grace and know that this is COMPLETELY out of my control.

4. I need to be better at self-motivating..I'm lazy, I'll be the first to admit it. I need to work harder in my life, my job, my marriage, etc.

5. I need to get out and make friends around here. Its tough, real tough, to meet women and like them, and become friends with them...become REAL friends, not the fake friends that so many of us have. I want tried and true, I can be my real honest to goodness self around you friends.

6. I want to prepare our little family to take the next step and have a baby. I don't know if this will happen this year or next, but I think I've come to realization that I really do want kids, and now I have to make my mind feel the same way as my heart.

7. I want to use my Kitchen Aid Mixer that I got as a wedding gift in 2008. I want to bake and cook more. I really enjoy cooking and I'm pretty good at it.

8. I want to grow a green thumb. I want to plant flowers and trees in our yard. I want to make our yard a place to hang out in the summer, and I want to be motivated to keep it that way.

9. I want to learn to appreciate what I have, and not feel like I need more. I want to not shop as much. I want to not feel as if I need things.

10. I want to become a better saver. My husband is great at this and I need to learn from his example.

11. I want to be OK with turning 30 in June. I want to celebrate the 30 years I've had, not feel bad about things I haven't accomplished and realize that 30 isn't as old as it sounded when I was 21.

12. I want to get in better shape. Here is the motivation again, I want to lose 10 lbs and be in the best shape I can before having a baby.

13. I want to see my friends more. I miss my girls...we live all over and don't get to see each other. I miss them.

14. I want to do more charity work. I want to donate more to breast cancer research, ASPCA, etc. I want to participate in charity walks, runs, drives, etc. I want to give back to my community more. I'm a big donater to charities, but I want to be a participant.

15. I want to be a better blogger. I enjoy this outlet, I need it, and lean on it from time to time. I need to make it better, I'm working on that.

That's it...for now. I'm sure I forgot a couple of things here and there but that's pretty much the list. Wish me luck... give me a kick in the ass, I'm going to need it.

Before I end this post I need to tell you all that I really, truly appreciate everyone that reads this lil blog. You all have made 2009 more bearable for me. Mr. Jetplane calls you my invisible friends, and you might be invisible but your kind words, emails, thoughts, and prayers are very tangible to me.

You all have made me cry, laugh, think, pray, and maybe a time or 2 go shopping, but your 'friendship' is something so special that I don't think Mr. Jetplane (or any man for that matter) could ever truly grasp.

Here's to us KICKIN ASS in 2010



. Becca . said...

I really like your 2010 list! It's very similar to mine in many ways...

I hope it's a good one, for everyone!

Wife of a Sailor said...

I am SO with you on most of those. Especially #12!

Happy New Year!

Chic Runner said...

Your 2010 will rock girl! :) Great list and I can't wait to see how everything turns out for you.

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

Those are some great goals - good luck!

That Fresh Feeling said...

Hey girl! Where do you live in NC?

Mrs. Jones said...

Love your list! I need to redo my list now, b/c I like some of yours so much! :-) Happy 2010! And good luck! I'll be on the fit/workout/weightloss train with you!

Mrs. Jones (areallifewife.blogspot.com)

Ray Bird said...

I love the list! I think that you are an amazing woman and I love reading your blog. I'm 23 and if I get as far as you by 29 I will consider myself successful! As an Army wife I know firsthand how hard the uncertainty is, but you'll be amazing how much you can adapt. Good luck to you and Mr Jetplane! I can't wait to read about a Baby Jetplane!! I think you'll be such a cool mom :)

tootie said...

Agreed! Happy 2010!!

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

I had no idea you were 29- you certainly dont look it!

jlc said...

Love you!! You can do it!!!

I have faith. Just keep faith in all things that you want and you'll get it this year!!

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

Sounds like you're off with a great start! I know what you mean about making the effort to make new friends. One of my closest moved to P-cola, and the other had a baby. I have been so lazy about meeting new ones. I think it's because I'm burnt out on going to "playdates" as someone who doesn't have kids. I can only handle so much potty training, breast-feeding, and lack-of-napping stories. Ugh. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to be invited to things, but I miss having someone to call on a moment's notice to go catch a movie or a glass of wine with. Too bad you live all the way across the country!

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