Sunday, January 3, 2010

Resolution Shmezolution

I can't believe it's already 2010. What happened to Christmas? How did I miss New Year's Eve? Ok, I didn't miss them, but they sure whizzed by. Now I find myself at the beginning of the first full week in the new year.

Feels like a new beginning of sorts. Apparently it feels that way to alot of people. I laughed hard when a facebook friend posted this notice:

Hey! Heads up to all you people who think you are going to start working out this year. Do not show up and take my treadmill at the gym if you are only going to quit after two weeks. It just pisses me off. Stay home where you belong. I've got to get my workout in, and I'm actually serious about mine!

You GO Lisa! Exercise is a biggie for resolutions and I guess church is too.
We were a *teensy* bit late for Sacrament Meeting today and ended up sitting on the VERY back row of the VERY last over-flow. Maybe I should resolve to be on time to church. No, that's not gonna happen. (Not even with the 1:00pm block time.)

Honestly, I'm not real big on New Year's Resolutions. Maybe it's because I always have something that I'm working on. I will admit that during the course of each year I try and do at least one thing that scares me.
For example in the past I have:
*had a kid
*sung the National Anthem at a basketball game
*had a kid
*directed a beauty pageant
*had another kid
*signed up to do kitchen show home parties
*finally had a girl this time...yeah, we can be done!
*gone on a Pioneer Trek
*W.T.H another kid?
*signed up to sell cosmetics
*had a hysterectomy
*recruited a team of consultants and earned a free car
*decided that although I like to attend them, I'm not really that keen on throwing parties. So I sent back the free car (No, they didn't come repo it. I called THEM.)
*started "Virtual Assisting" company.

*Warning* Side-trip (side-trips are my specialty)
That last one was just last year and it has really taken off. I love my job. I love that I only have to depend on (aka babysit) me. Maybe someday I will have some employees, but for now I am thrilled with how things are going.

What is a Virtual Assistant you say?

I found this definition online:
A virtual assistant, or VA, is a highly skilled professional who provides administrative support and other specialized services to businesses and entrepreneurs, executives, sales professionals, and others who have more work to do than time to do it. Most work from their own home.

That’s the official definition, but for me, I stay busy with: data entry, computer file maintenance, graphic design (newsletters, flyers, postcards, brochures), mailings, sales tracking, email handling, website maintenance and in-office organization assistance. All of which are right up my alley.
*side trip over*

So this year, I need something to shoot for.....something that scares me, but won’t take up too much time. If it’s time consuming then my blogging suffers. I mean it.
And by the way, I will NOT be giving birth this year or ever again, (5 is my limit) so that is out. But other than that I am open to suggestions.

Do YOU like New Year's Resolutions? If so, what are yours? What big, scary, awesome, difficult, amazing, wonderful, fun things do YOU have planned for 2010?


Vennesa said...

Before I even read this post can I just say "It's about time!"? Welcome back.

Kristina P. said...

I am with Venessa! I have missed you!!

Vanessa said...

I thought there was a malfunction w/my reader. I thought it was a mistake. Glad you are back.

I have one resolution. You will have to check it out tomorrow :)

Chelle said...

You're alive!!! Welcome back!
My resolution.....To have a baby this year. Would have been happy with a baby last year, but she obviously has other plans!

M-Cat said...

First of all, where the hell have you been? Glad your among the living and back in the blog world! :)

Me no likey resolutions. Gonna just have to be happy with staying healthy and not killing my oldest son. Besides, if I make a resolution, I am only setting myself up for failure.

The Boob Nazi said...

Don't think mean things about annoying people. (I made this one in church when an annoying woman would NOT SHUT UP and kept commenting every 5 seconds.)

tammy said...

Virtual assistant? That sounds interesting. Can you decide how many hours you want to work?

You read my goal for this year. You'll have to let us know what scary thing you come up with.

Omgirl said...

I'm not big on New years resolutions either. I feel like I'm constantly in a state of self-evaluation and self-improvement, so the change of digit doesn't really motivate me. But I like your idea of trying something scary. Maybe I'll try it. I have been thinking of doing something drastic to my hair. Maybe chopping it and dying it bright red.....

Sher said...

I didn't even bother to post about my not making any resolutions this year.

I TOTALLY agree whole-heartedly about your treadmill dilemma. I was there first. For like 6 years, go get your own treadmill!

p.s. I wanna sing the national anthem at the basketball game. How'd you get that gig?