It's time to stop messing around and get serious about losing the weight. The time is now
and I am the person who has to do the work.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Better Me

There were fireworks all over town last night.

I'm planning on a few fireworks of my own this year.

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. If you read my True Confessions last Tuesday, you know 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. I know they are mostly all younger than me, but this old dog still has a little bark left in her. I can keep up with them.

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. Good luck Nancy...I think you are starting the year off on the right foot. Now just keep putting one in front of the other!

  2. Bravo Nancy- here's to a better you in 2011!

  3. You just need to re-read this post anytime you start feeling like you can. Because, in the words of another famous quote, "Whether you think you can, or you can't - you're right!"

  4. I thought I commented on this but it must not have went thru. I love the fireworks in your spirit.