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If you are a fellow coffee addict like me, I hope you are relaxing, enjoying a nice cup of the good stuff. If you aren’t, I hope you are still relaxed and enjoying your day. This is how my mornings start, I work nights as an emergency dispatcher, and while it seems daunting or sad to others, I actually love my job. It affords me the opportunity to spend my mornings having breakfast with my kids, to write a little, and sip on some coffee.

It’s the beginning of the spring, and for many of us this brings a sense of renewal, optimism, and a yearning for a fresh start. For a large amount of us, this wears off. Fast. There are those who manage to actually accomplish their resolutions and wishes for the year that they set forth on New Year’s Eve, those few determined ones always inspire awe and a little case of the jellies from me. Well not this year my friends. I am joining the ranks of those who run marathons, keep homes organized, start new careers, travel and truly enjoy their year. In my own way of course.

This year i turn 30. Three freaking Zero. I am convincing myself that this is my year to grow, change, blossom, lol. Seriously…  laughing out loud. I am thinking that I need to make the last year of my 20’s count, that I should welcome my 30’s on a good note, feeling accomplished, content and fulfilled. So how to do this is the next part of the equation…   

This New Year’s Eve, my sisters and I decided to put a little oomph behind our usual resolution making process. We actually came up with a dozen categories, ranging from personal, to fitness, to charitable, and came up with a semi detailed plan as to how to accomplish these things in 2016. You will soon come to know me as a little bit of an obsessive compulsive when it come to detailed plans and charts. I freaking love charts.

Some of my goals are not unlike those I’ve set before, lose a little weight, dust off my running shoes, clean my house more, etc. The difference this year is in the execution. Instead of saying I want to work out more, I am saying I’m going to work out more by committing to at least 3 workouts a week and never ever skipping mondays (I got this last part from a facebook meme, but I feel like it’s a good way to set my week off right). Instead of saying I want to do something charitable or nice for others, I set up a plan to crochet 3 hats a month to donate to  CHOC (Children’s hospital where a nephew was hospitalized a few years ago) at the end of the year. You get the gist, there is an actual plan in place to fulfill the resolution.

This blog is a resolution in itself, I’ve always wanted to start one, to write things people would want to read. Through this and a few other goals I will begin following my adventures into making my plans a success. This page will stand as my accountability and part motivator. So it’s time to get my ass in gear and get moving. I have a lot to do this year and plan to enjoy every minute of it.

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