Hello, 2010

I don’t know why, but it seems like everyone had a fairly crappy 2009. Mine wasn’t what I would call an epic fail, but it wasn’t the easiest year I’ve ever had, either. Lots of stress, lots of worry, and lots of time spent obsessing over things that were beyond my control.

I’m not really one for resolutions, but I do like the idea of the clean slate each new year gives us. It almost feels like a chance for a do-over. So, I’m excited to see what 2010 brings.

I’ve got a few things I’d like to do this year. The first is that I’ve joined a YA Lit Reading Challenge for 2010. There were three levels to choose from, so I chose to go for reading 25 YA lit books this year. I think it’s do-able. I’ve already got two under my belt so far, so I need to get cracking on posting my reviews in the next couple of days.

Secondly, I’d like to just take better care of myself. I’m not making any hard and fast weight loss, nutrition, or fitness resolutions, but the recent spate of sickness I’ve gone through has pretty much kicked my butt and let me know that my bad habits are catching up to me.

The final thing I’d like to do this year is to actually learn to let go and stop obsessing over inconsequential things. I blame my inner control freak for my inability to do this with any measured success in the past. However, it’s time I learned to focus on what is important, and let God handle the rest. And He will.

So, welcome, 2010. I hope I like you better than I liked your older brother, 2009.

Oh, and where’s my jet pack?


4 Responses to "Hello, 2010"

  • Great post! I have much the same feelings. The reading challenge sounds awesome. I have made a goal of consistent weight loss (no specific number) for 12 weeks, and I’m going to accomplish it by tracking (got one of those 3 month ones) and exercising at least 3 times a week. Didn’t get to the meeting this week, but lost 4lbs according to the scale here!

    1 Lisa said this (1/9/2010 at 11:11 am)


  • Here’s what I’m wondering. I have already this year read two “middle grade” novels. Probably best for grades 4-6 or 5-7. Do I get to count them? Or should it be ages 12+? (Sometimes people say YA is ages 11-19.)

    2 Kari said this (1/9/2010 at 2:46 pm)


  • I’d say count them. To me, YA is anything that’s aimed at the high school age group or younger.

    3 Adriene said this (1/9/2010 at 8:02 pm)


  • I say lack of jet packs and hovercrafts are the biggest disappointments in the 2000s so far.

    4 Roger said this (1/9/2010 at 9:53 pm)


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