Pull Up a New Day

Happy New Year! Welcome to a new day. There’s a lot going on already, and the new year is only one day old.

Tomorrow (Jan. 3) is the big Iowa Caucus, which means the official start of the Political Season. It’s only January, and already I’m wishing it was the end of November! But I hope this year isn’t only all about politics; I guess it will be what we make it.

So what are your plans for the year? It’s traditional to make resolutions, do you have any?

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9 Responses to Pull Up a New Day

  1. Sue says:

    I don’t have any huge plans for the year so far. Mainly b/c I threw myself a loop by getting a different job in November and I’m still trying to figure that out! When I think about the new year I really don’t know where I’ll be at or what would be best for me. I feel like I don’t fit in anywhere right now and it’s frustrating, but I’m trying to look at what it’s teaching me and what I’ve learned already. (Which is actually a lot!) But that feeling of being unsure, of not knowing if you are doing the right thing, gives me anxiety! I hate that feeling.

    As far as resolutions go, I usually don’t make any. I try and change/improve/work on things as need be instead of waiting for a new year to tell me to do it. I did decide today though that I’m going to (try and) quit snacking at the computer. It’s such a habit that every time I sit down in front of it I instantly get hungry if I don’t already have a snack in hand. Baby steps of course since right now I’m having a cup of tea, but it’s a start!

    • Joy says:

      I’m so sorry you feel that way Sue. It really sucks when you switch to something new and you don’t feel like you “fit” anywhere. I guess you have to take that one day at a time. You’ve had a few hard knocks so lets hope things calm down. I’m willing to do anything I can to help out in any way but you have to ask because I don’t know what that is.

      Man, I know what you mean about the snacking. I’m on that path with reading. I’ve always “nibbled” while I read but during my challenges I’d make popcorn or even that healthy chex mix but since I haven’t had to weigh in, my old habits are coming back. I can’t let that happen and need to fix it now.

      • Sue says:

        Don’t beat yourself up about old habits. You know that it’s happening so you can do something about it. If it’s been 6 months and you’re still not doing anything about it, then you can beat yourself up! LOL!

  2. Laura says:

    I’m not making any “resolutions”, so much as facing up to things that need changing, and there is no more time to procrastinate. I started losing weight last October, I did really well, and then hit the Holiday Season. I don’t think it’s all come back,but enough that I understand that I can’t let it slide any more. So I’m back to behaving. No more soda pop (once my last bottle is gone… one good thing that came of that – I can no longer drink an entire 20 oz bottle in one sitting), no more mindless snacking on crap (carrots are ok, blueberries are ok…), that kind of thing.

    My entire life is a study in chaos. I don’t know how I keep it up, but it is exhausting and depressing. There is too much stuff crammed in this house, so it’s hard to keep it clean. I did some major work before Christmas, and I don’t want to see it all go back again, so I will be doing a lot of decluttering and quite possibly, join the Town Garage Sale in April.

    I also need to find a job, but that’s always on the list. It is so frustrating to know that I have skills that are invaluable, but nobody will give me a second look because I don’t have the specific degree they think they need, and I’m not employed. How idiotic is it that a company will not even look at your resume if they see you are unemployed. 20% of the population is unemployed for one reason or another, and they think they’re only going to be able to hire those who are already employed? Very frustrating. I’m exploring other avenues though. perhaps this year, something will break loose for me.

    So I guess, if I have to say I’m making a “resolution”, it’s to get moving. I’ve been so down for so long, it’s hard to pull yourself out of it. But I have to. I don’t have a choice anymore.

  3. Nikki says:

    I don’t make goals really, for the new year. I try every year to be better, improve the things I need to improve on. I think with every year, I become more independent and less of a sissy about things. The older I get the less I care about what everyone else is doing and thinking, and focus more on my own life. So, I guess-I just try to better myself. I don’t consider that a resolution though.

    Everything goes back to normal tomorrow. Jason goes back to work, Bailey goes back to school. Today Bailey needs a hair cut and I have a doctor appointment. Other than that, we’ll proceed with what we did all weekend, which was a whole lot of nothing! 🙂 I have Netflix hooked up to the Sony now, so we have SO many movies to pick from. We’ve watched some really good ones this weekend.

    I hope everyone has a great year! I know our family is need of one!

  4. Joy says:

    I kind of feel like Laura feels. I lost 30 pounds last year but for a month I’ve gone nuts. I’ve eaten like a hog! I am NOT joking. According to the scale I’ve only gained 4 pounds but I’ve lost every single bit of tone I had and I feel fat and jiggly. I need to get back on track somehow because I will not put that weight back on. In hindsight I wish I wouldn’t have done 3 challenges back to back like we did. I felt like a pastors kid who got let loose on the world and sinned “cause she could” only I’ve been eating. I can’t wait to get back on it.

    We were so busy last weekend and it just flew by but this past weekend seems like it’s gone on forever. We are so bored and there’s nothing to do. I feel bad that the guys lost the ice on the lake or they’d have been fishing. Let’s hope for some “winter” weather. This weather sucks. We need a solid freeze to get rid of all these flu bugs and germs. Everyone keeps passing the same crud around. I love winter and I want to snow shoe and do things outside that I couldn’t do for the last 3 years when I couldn’t breathe outside.

    It’s a goulash kind of day so I’m almost done making that. Then I guess I’ll knit for a while and maybe watch a movie. I also can’t wait for all our TV shows to come back on. On top of the boredom, nothing new is on TV. RERUNS!!!!

    Have a good week all.

  5. Just a Mom says:

    My “goal” this year is to get MY life back. I have major changes coming this year, one being getting divorced. It will be an adjustment but I know I can do handle it.
    I really want, need to get back to eating healthy once again! That is another “goal” of mine.

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