Happy New Year, y'all!
Hope you all had a great NYE and NYD, and are ready for a fantastic 2016. I wish you all health, happiness & delicious food!
I won't bore you with too many details about what I did on NYE - suffice to say that I partied a little bit in the afternoon hours and then I went to bed at 6:30pm and watched movies by myself. Now, to a lot of people this would depress the heck out of them. Not to me though - I loved it - every delicious minute to myself brought me total joy. My husband and daughter stayed up really late and had tons of fun with our neighbors until after midnight. As for me, I was perfectly content to be by myself watching rom coms. I just need to admit it - I hate NYE - I've never liked it, but I've always felt ashamed of that. Now in my mid-to-late crazy hormonal 40's, I can say it loud & proud. I woke up on Friday, January 1st bright eyed & bushy tailed at 7am ready to tackle the new year.
I'm so excited to start things off right - it's a great time to clean out the closets and cabinets and just get rid of all that stuff that is weighing me down. I already feel thin, and it's only January 3rd. As for resolutions, I won't bore you with those either - they are all the usual things that have to do with health & well being - that is a life long pursuit/journey/commitment that neither begins nor ends - it is ongoing. I've already put together several bags to give away, and I hope to have several more in the very near future. There's nothing like starting things off feeling organized and liking everything you have. No more chipped pottery on my shelves. No more ugly things that depress me every time I look at them. No more stretched out yoga pants that don't tighten & lengthen the look of my legs. And no more frumpy denim shirts in my closet (I bought a new one!!!). And no more messy piles of things that I put off cleaning up. Begone! Bye Bye! Adios! Hello, 2016 - I am ready for you.
Last week after I sent out the QDTG email, I got so many great replies. One client (shout out to Elizabeth D!) made me feel so much better with her commiserating, and we've never even met. My friend Karen (shout out to Karen K!) gave me an update on her life from her ski chalet in Tahoe. When my friend Naomi got back from Mexico, she was like I know your car is in the shop, and I know you're sick of your family, and I know you enjoyed Christmas. I barely had to tell her anything. This weekly email thing is really enjoyable for me, and I'm glad some of you are enjoying it as well.