It’s been a pretty great week so far, I have to say.  I think December’s pace is going to be just what the doctor ordered – laid back, yet social.  I’ve worked really hard this year on all fronts so I deserve this little break!

New Year’s has been weighing heavily on my mind, but in a good way.  I am a resolution junkie (who would’ve guessed?) so I’m already thinking about what 2011 has in store.  But first, I think it is important that I take a good long look back at 2010 and all of the amazing things I’ve accomplished.

1.  I completed my first Half Ironman in April!  Read about it here.
2.  After being laid off in late 2009, I found & landed an even better job that I adore.
3.  I will have lost 50 pounds by the end of the year!
4.  Major doors have started to open because of this blog that I write in everyday.
5.  I’ve started writing a book that I know will be very special in 2011.

I’m going to start working on my New Year’s resolutions soon and will share them with you guys on New Year’s Eve.  2011 is going to be great, I can feel it.

Tonight I am heading to Montgomery to watch Mike perform in The Lounge Guys, one of my favorite shows all year!  I will take some video & post a clip or two for tomorrow’s post.   I’m still sick (boo), so that has been a little frustrating to deal with this week.  I’ve gotten a lot of extra sleep but that hasn’t seemed to help very much.  Hopefully it will run its course soon!

A friend said something really powerful to me this week… she said that I was limitless.  I countered by saying isn’t everyone’s life that way?  She said in return that there was something specifically limitless about me when compared to other people.  I’ve been thinking about that ever since.  I don’t know if it’s true, but the thought of being limitless is a very motivating & freeing thought.   I hope to live up to it!

A Facebook post really caught my attention a few days ago.  It said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”  (A quote by Soren Kierkegaard.)  We are all clueless about what tomorrow holds, but we still have tremendous power in shaping the outcome to our favor.   One day when I have the clarity of looking back on my life, I hope to say that I lived it fearlessly.

Fun news:  Rachael Ray is going to be here in Birmingham on December 16th signing autographs for her new book at Brookwood Mall!!  More information here. Totally going!!  😀  😀