Wow. It's been a while. Funny how time can slow down and fly by simultaneously!
I am very close to being back to my normal life. Matt and I are currently in Baton Rouge, participating in the First Annual Best New Year's Ever (a day of crafting, writing, reflecting, snacking, and playing foosball).
We arrived yesterday, on our way back from my family's house in Florida. We spent Christmas with my family. I also met up with my best college friends, Andy and Paul, for a day of miniature golf and New Year's reflection.
The holidays were a little crazy (as evidenced by the photo at the top). I saved too much stuff until the last minute. I made cloth napkins and magnets and photo collages and cloth to use as wrapping paper. I've decided that I need to start thinking about presents much earlier in the year. It will give me time to put more time and energy into them.
My other goals for 2009 include:
- Live a balanced life (as measured by an A or B in all areas on my monthly reflection form)
- Send real birthday cards to all my friends
- Sell at least 1,000 copies of my book (a half-memoir, half-how-to-handbook about how to tie the knot in a meaningful and memorable way without losing your sanity or your life savings) once I self-publish it
- Live my mission statement on a daily basis
- Learn how to solve relationship conflict in a win-win way
- Update www.2000dollarwedding.com daily and http://saracotner.wordpress.com at least five times a week
- Follow my plan for professional development (which is essentially a syllabus of everything I want to learn about education)
- Follow my plan for starting a school
- Read at least six self-help books
- Read at least twelve novels
- Do yoga an average of three times a week
- Run an average of four times a week
- Average at least a 6 on my consulting feedback forms
I hope all is well with you!