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January 3, 2011

hi, everyone — happy first monday of 2011.

i can tell already that 2011 is going to be a year of big changes. i’m looking at the new year as one in which i need to move forward with my life. that in 2011 i need to make choices that make me happy and that are right for me, that i shouldn’t settle, that i shouldn’t be afraid of change. i’ve also learned a lot about my own worth, as both a person and as an employee, and i’m grateful for that.

i tend to start new years thinking that the resolutions i’ve made are going to take effect instantly. this year, i don’t feel like that — i feel like, as i said in the first paragraph of this post, big changes are going to happen in 2011, but i think they’re going to happen when they should and that they’re going to be changes that stick with me for the long haul.

so in that vein, here’s what i resolve to do in 2011:

+ find a job — no, a career — that’s fulfilling professionally, financially, and emotionally. relocate if necessary; don’t be scared of it.

+ pay off all my credit card debt.

+ take vitamins.

+ cook more. follow mark bittman’s plan for eating healthily: eat (mostly) vegan, and when i don’t, minimize my meat intake; watch my weight, exercise.

+ speaking of exercise, do it as close to daily as possible, even if that just means a little walk around my neighborhood. i’d also like to run another 5k this year.

+ dress a little more like a grown-up. replace flip-flops with heels or pretty flats; embrace dresses; wear pants that are not denim every so often.

+ tell my friends and family how much i love them (a lot) as much as possible.

+ work on my blog more; come up with some original series for it. i love this space and i want to make it a place people want to come.

i think these are all good, attainable goals with which to kick off 2011, don’t you? do you make new year’s resolutions? if so, what are they? please share — i’ll see you back here tomorrow!


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  • Reply
    January 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    so lovely! These are all fabulous! I try and take my vitamins everyday too! But, alas at times I forget 😉

    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! I hope that 2011 is an amazing year for you and yours!

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    the southern hostess
    January 4, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Such a great list! You’ve got me inspired.

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    January 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    What a great list, Megan! I love the goal to dress a little more grown-up…it’s one of mine for this year as well. I can’t wait to see how it all goes for you! xo.

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    January 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    hang in there sweet!

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    January 6, 2011 at 12:10 am

    such an inspiring list

    im at cross roads in life right now too and this is such an inspiration!

    all the best to you babe

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    January 12, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    what an inspiring list – all the best to you in 2011!

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