2011 - The Year of the Rabbit

i totally am not up to writing some long sappy love story about how wonderful 2010 was for me...

BUT...I will share the optimistic side of me and share what optimism is bringing to 2011.

This past year was definitely one of the hardest years of my life.

And the most needed.

I had many crappy things happen to me.  And I played the 'poor me' role...in all of it.

And in November, I stepped away from my life...and took a real hard look at it.  From the outside perspective.

And what I was, heard & learned...wasn't really all what I wanted to hear. 

In a nutshell-it's time for me to create my NEW destiny.  Enough of the 'well, I use to be ___ and I use to look like ___ and I use to live ____.'

It's now I'm Joey.  I live in Philadelphia. Grew up in the midwest. A mother to a 2 1/2 year old.  A wife to an obsessed sports lunatic...but I'm cool with it cause it pays the mortgage... I love my family dearly.  My husband is great to me.  My son now says 'I love you, Mommy'.. my dog still poops on the deck-but we're working on that.

And I'm not allowing myself to be defined by my 20s anymore.

No.  I'm not that hot blonde anymore.  I'm more than that.

No.  I don't wake up every morning and hit the radio airwaves.

I wake up every morning, change diapers, do laundry, clean up the kitchen..and LOVE every second of it.

Because that is MY choice.

To be HAPPY and enjoy the great things in my life.

I have no idea what happened to me the past 3 years...but I can tell you that the next 3 years are going to be the most rewarding, uplifting, challenging & inspiring years of my life.

I am living... for me.

This is what I'm going to do this year.

I'm going to get back into my crafting.

I'm going to GIVE BACK more.  With a goal of at least one event every quarter.

I am going to EMBRACE being a mostly SAHM.

I am going to be a better communicator to people that mean a lot to me.

I'm going to purge ALL the JUNK that we have and don't need!!  There is someone who needs it MUCH more than we do...

I am going to NOT take other peoples personal inventory..and focus on my OWN.

I am going to explore and enjoy the great city that I live in more.

I am going to cook at least ONE hot meal a week.  ((I know.  That number is way low...but it's a START!  And I sure want to not give up on the first month's attempt, ya know! haha))

I'm going to celebrate my son and his awesomeness!  ((Maybe with another one.. we'll see!))

I'm going to share more things that inspire me.

I'm going to share even more fun finds!!! 

And.. I'm going to have a blast with my new adventure with one of my most fave people on the planet, Tara Bucci.  Moms On The Spot!

After all... this is the year of the Rabbit.  ((I'm not really into the chinese zodiac thing-but this year sure sounds great, doesn't it?!?!?! ha ))

What do you want out of this year???