January 1, 2011

on the year ahead...

In short, I have a feeling that the following sentence is going to take up much of 2011,


"How did I get so lucky?"

I'm excited for the year ahead, and have decided upon simple resolutions: Live joyfully, worry less, be brave. That is my mantra.

As it turns out, I have had this weekend all to myself. It's been quite refreshing, actually. I spent one full day sick on the couch, sniffling to myself and watching entirely too many medical mystery shows on TV. (Which is not actually a good idea when you are ill, folks.) I spent half a day reorganizing the duplex after taking down all the Christmas decorations. I spent another half a day feeling like I should really be doing something beneficial, but ended up allowing myself to just order a pizza and get lost in a movie (or two).

Sometimes a girl just needs a weekend to lounge around without a care in the world.

Mostly, I've just been wondering about the year ahead. I have absolute confidence in the greatness it holds for me, and I don't know if I've ever felt this way on a New Year. Usually my thoughts are all wrapped up with how I need to make myself a better person, make my life more beneficial, make my body more "ideal". But this year? It's all about embracing the moment. Embracing each day, each high (and low), each relationship, each lesson, each success (and failure).

As busy as life has been, I haven't been able to take part in the #reverb10 revolution this year, but I definitely did a lot of thinking about the one word that should describe 2011. And in writing this post, I finally figured out what it should be: embrace.

I am quite ready for everything the year ahead holds. Which makes me happy. Simple as that.

20 comments :

  1. sounds like you've got a wonderful year ahead of you!

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  2. Woohoo, Kerri!!! I have missed your blog posts so much. Have a great 2011!!! And happy New Year!!!

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  3. I'm excited about all that this year will hold for you. Embrace is the perfect word to kick that off <3

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  4. Love love love this post. It's so easy to embrace the highs, but I like your idea of embracing the lows, too. How would we know about the highs if not for the lows?

    xoxo

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  5. Great word! I'm so excited for this year, and to pass it with you. More Kerri + Drea Time in 2011!

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  6. I like the idea of 'embrace'. Happy new year and all the best in 2011! Also, medical mystery shows? You're brave! I can't watch them at the best of times! :)

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  7. It makes me so happy to see you happy. Thanks for being an inspiration to us. :)

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  8. Yay, embrace! I need to do that. Happy 2011, friend :)

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  9. Grrr...I wanted that to post with my NAME! Boo.

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  10. great post. happy new year!!!

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  11. I feel very much in the same place. Maybe it's just a good sign for 2011 in general. :)

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  12. i just love how happy this post is, woo 2011! :)

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  13. This was such a great post! I, too, have been feeling the need to join in on the celebrations here on planet Earth (not just in imagination land)! There are great things that lie ahead! Best wishes for the New Year!

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  14. I hope your 2011 is the best ever. Your posts always inspire me to be a better person.

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  15. I love your new year resolutions, totally am going to take a cue from yours! Happy 2011 friend. I hope we can get together and hang out this year! 2010 was a good start in meeting, let's hang out! ;) xo, danni

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  16. really good post (: cookies dipped in hot fudge?!?! gaaah, WHY. just seein that makes me want some now :(

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  17. I love your word: embrace!! What a wonderful word to describe the coming year!!

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  18. Such a great post! I hope you have more time to post this next year, I alawys enjoy reading what you have to say.

    Happy New Year Kerri! :)

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  19. Happy New Year Kerri - I love to read your blog and look forward to your posts. Love the photo's too.
    Just a random request - can you please, please, please blog aboutn your previous year? I love your posts on this.
    Cheers
    Sherryn

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