Saturday, December 31, 2016


I'm really REALLY looking forward to 2017!
I just KNOW it's gonna be a good year!

Some years I don't make too many resolutions
but most years I just say the same things as I've always said.

Get Healthy
Lose weight.
Get Organized
Do my Art
Blah, Blah, Blah.
So this year, what are my resolutions?
All of the above of course but most importantly it's to change my priorities.

I never seem to have time for making my Art
or writing my books.
I have so many ideas and yet I never find the time...

So I'm going to find time.
I might let some things fall through the cracks
but I'm going to work it out.
I might have to cut back on work hours.
I might have to let the new girl take some of them
and while that scares me, both in a financial way
and in a caretaker way, (not to say she's not a good caretaker)
but it's hard for me not to micro-manage.

But if I don't step back a little bit
I'll never get the things done that I'm always talking about.
And wouldn't it be ironic if something I create takes off
and I don't have to work so many hours.

Also, I HAVE TO start taking care of MYSELF.
I hate to whine about aches and pains but
I've been having some problems with my knee
and foot problems.
I'm finding that I have to hold on to the stair railing in order to walk down the steps
for the first time in my life.
It might just be part of getting older but
I've also put on too many pounds.
I hate seeing photos of myself anymore and the other day
I was looking at someone else's photos of Christmas Eve at my stepmom's.
The photo showed the little kids opening presents and in the background
was a woman I didn't recognize.
It was me.
I was shocked,
Do I look like that?!
Evidently so, although I don't FEEL like that.

I need to get the weight off and stop eating fast and easy junk.
Not a diet though.
No, more of a conscious way of eating.
I plan to go the Fork over Knives route.
Anyway... that's the plan.

AND to start focusing on enjoying the NOW.
I'm always careful with money but...
I'm going to start going to the random movie
and stopping and getting a yummy coffee
and get a first ever manicure.

If I've learned anything this year, it's that life is short.
So many celebrities died young this year
and several people I know quite well
are stricken with Cancer...

I'm going to stop worrying
and THAT'S a really hard one for me
and put it out to The Universe that things will work out and be OK.

So that's my resolutions.
#1. Re-prioritize my time and work on my Art.

#2. To think about my health
I will still enjoy an occasional treat
but I'll savor it, and not just mindless snack.

And I will stop eating processed, packaged stuff
and stop the emotional eating.

#3. I will live in the NOW and ENJOY my life.

#4. Stop worrying about everything and put in in
The Universe's hands.

Did YOU make any resolutions for 2017?
I'd love to know!


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Those sound like good resolutions and doable. I've skipped making them this year and am concentrating on a month of getting those old projects that are langusihing done for good or scratching them out of the idea pile! Hoping for all the BEST for you this year. 2017 will be wonderful!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I really love what you've said, and really LOVE YOUR illustrations! I can say pretty much the same things as you, right down to the fast food. It's good to have goals for the new year, and I hope we both accomplish them and more in the new year!! ¸¸.•*¨*•*´¨)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤Happy New Year!!

Cindi Myers said...

I love your idea!
I think that after I tackle my goals I might try breaking down the other stuff into manageable chunks of time too.
Very good idea!
Happy New Year!
It's gonna be wonderful!

Cindi Myers said...

Happy New Year!
Yes! We will do it!!!

Thanks about the illustrations BUT they are NOT mine!
They are "bimoji's" off of my phone!
It's an app from the App Store, so I can send them as messages! LOL!
You just go through the steps of picking out each of your features until the Bimoji looks like you!
It's a lot of fun!
I'll be changing mine soon when I get my hair cut! LOL!
and then later when I drop some pounds!

Here's to 2017!

tammy j said...

good grief
except for the taking care of animals part at work ...
THIS whole post is straight from my own brain!
the eating especially.
the frozen and packaged EASY meals because I settle and have gotten to lazy and use the excuse "it's easier for one."
horse hockey!
we are worth the effort!
I want to focus on HEALTH this year. in body mind and spirit.
it's going to be an exceptionally good year!
I just feel it!!! XOXOXO♥

Cindi Myers said...

Here's to good HEALTH!
and YES!
It's going to be the BEST year yet!!!!

CheerfulMonk said...

Yes, here's to health, happiness, and more time for art!

Cindi Myers said...

Health, Happiness and MORE Art!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Oh yeah, I know all about the feeling of not recognizing the woman in the photo. It ain't pretty :(.

Good for you Cindi! I have every confidence in you! You're gonna rock it ;).


Cindi Myers said...

But you are ADORABLE in your photos!

Yes, I will do it!
I must!!!!
Thank you for the vote of confidence!