Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Better Me in 2011

More than anything, I want to be a better me. I want to be better in all aspects of my life. I want to be a better wife, a better mom, a better grammy. I want to be a better teacher. I want to be a better daughter and sister. I want to be a better friend.

I want to listen more and preach less. I want to give more and want less. I want to play more and stress less. I want to cuddle more and worry less. I want to remember that the best things in life aren't things.

One of my favorite quotes (I'm a nut for quotes) is "A goal without a plan is just a wish.".
I've been wishing that my body would be different for too long. I have made that wish a true goal for 2011. I have goals. Nobody but me can make this change. It is only a job that I can do. I've been talking about it and half heartedly doing it for too long now.

The better me that I want in those first two paragraphs will only happen if I accomplish the last paragraph. I want to be a "better me" and I am going to do it. 2011 is my year and I won't let myself down again.

I have so many friends through this social media that I have never met that have no idea what an inspiration they have been to me. Many of them are my age, but many of them are younger. I've met a lot of them through the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. I'm going to do my best to keep up with them in this latest challenge. It's called the Power of One and guess who the "one" is? Me, of course. If you are looking for a little inspiration to start your new year, this might just be the place to start.

This old dog still has a little bark left in her. I've got some serious barking to do. I can do this and I will do this. The "better me" is right there waiting to be let out and fly and 2011 is when I give her wings. Stand back friends. I'm taking flight.


  1. I LOVE this. I'm heading over there right now. Thank you... from one "old dog" to another!!! Ruff. Ruff. xo!

  2. Great post, Nancy! This is gonna be a great year! You are making serious strides at doing what it takes to be a better you and that is where it has to start!

  3. Hi! I follow your blog through my mom's (Meme's Gems). I think you have a fantastic attitude for the upcoming year, and you CAN do it! We'll be rooting for you over here in Ohio land!

  4. Happy New Year! I love this post! You always motivate me.

  5. You are my top DOG! I love everything about this post.

  6. Super post! I'm following and cheering you on. Happy 2011 to you and your beautiful family.

  7. Great post. I nodded all the way through it as I was reading it Yes, yes and yes. Let's do it sweet friend. We can, you know?!


  8. Nancy, you have got a LOT of bark, and that's why I love you so much! You CAN do this and you will, and I will enjoy watching you become the woman you want to be.

    Lots of love and Happy New Year!!!!!!!!


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