And it only took me 4 days to post it! Yay!
The new year started off quietly and with family! As I get older, I appreciate the time that I spend with my parents and my sister more and more. My sister was here the entire week between Christmas and New Year's. We were able to get some shopping in, family dinners and a night at the movies.
My sister and I saw Black Swan during her stay. This is the movie with Natalie Portman as a ballerina who lands the leading role in Swan Lake. It was very, very good! But you must like psychological thrillers and be comfortable with some of the "adult" scenes. I have to say that both my sister and I were very glad that our parents did not come with us! It would have been a tad bit uncomfortable! And when we left the movie, we both just kind of looked at each other and said "WTH?". But no regrets seeing it and definitely would recommend it to others. My sister, who used to be a ballerina, also said that Portman and the cast did an excellent job at the ballet sequences.
I posted my goals for 2011 in a post on New Year's Eve. My cousin, Jessica, also made a list of goals that I am posting here. We are going to be each other's support and cheer each other on to work on each of our goals!
#1. My first goal is to not get down in January, I can only think positively and move forward!
#2. Travel both near and far having fun, see and try new things, and have these experiences both on my own, with family and friends, and most importantly with Diego (her son)!
#3. (I'm stealing this from you!) Get my passport. Because you never know right? I want to go to many places that are far, a passport is necessary and if I have it right there starring at me, I will feel more motivated. Hell, Diego has one!
#4. Find employment that is suitable for me and my needs, both financially and spiritually. I need challenges, happiness, security and to learn and grow from my career and the people I meet/interact with. (My poor cousin recently was laid off from her job right before Christmas. Please pray for her that she finds employment quickly!)
#5. Continue to stay active and involved in activities and issues that matter to me, that I have passion for.
#6. Change up my activities and exercise so I feel confident with me and my body as well as content internally.
#7. Continue to build on my relationships with family and friends, and stay open to not just offering support but asking for it when I need it.
#8. Love with passion and kindness. Be open to differences and be grateful for them. Continue to take risks and know that I am as deserving and worthy to happiness as the next person.
#9. Live my life as I have always dreamed it to be. Stay positive in the hardest and darkest of times, and don't shy away from what scares me, knowing that I can find beauty in even the simplest of lifes moments so I won't waste them
#10. Laugh...it's the best soul food.
I look forward to seeing how we both progress on our goals. I mentioned to her that I like to revisit my goals every 3 months or so to see how I am progressing. I have no expectations of finishing a goal, just working towards it. I think it is very important to move forward!
I have been doing some stitching and I hope to post a picture soon! I have a list of stitching goals that I DO hope to complete this year!