For the past weeks, I've been trying to sort out my life and think about what I want to achieve in 2011. First, 2010 wasn't that bad. There were ups and downs, some losses and gains, in every aspect of my life. There were times when I felt lost and just wanted to slink in a dark whole and hide and just scream and cry and there were times I'd start my day with a huge grin and a positive outlook on life. I achieved part of what I wanted to achieve this year. I haven’t reached my weight loss goal, but I managed to break the plateau I was stuck at for most part of the year. I did shrink and I'm happy with my achievement. Things I wanted to do, like write a cook book, I can always try to do it next year. I did start on it. I have a collection of recipes, but I got distracted halfway through the year with Abdulaziz, who need my complete attention. Who knows, now that I know where I'm standing I can finish what I started.
2010 saw a lot accidents, Fahad falling and injuring his knee and had to be off his feet for at least 3 weeks, and it took him about 4 months to completely heal. The kids were in a traffic accident twice! Yes, I've posted about one of them, and the second one was a couple of weeks ago with me. Al7amdullah not as serious as the first accident. I lost my cousin Ghanoma, allah yer7amha w yesakenha fasee7 janateh, I still mourn her loss. I think of her a lot and I feel that tense squeeze in my chest, my eyes water and the tightness in my throat. I don't know for how long it will last, and I can't imagine what my uncle and aunt are going through. Fahad lost his grandmother, an extraordinary woman, allah yer7amha w yesakenha fasee7 janateh.
I have another cousin who is fighting for her life from breast cancer, 3asa allah yegawmha belsalama w yeshafeeha w yeraje3ha ebsa7a w 3afia 7ag ahalha w 3yalha.
In 2010 I didn't travel much as the past years, but 2011 promises a lot of trips. So far two different trips have been booked for, and I hate the idea to be away from my kids.
Now, what do I want to achieve for 2011? 1-The number one resolution in the world "Lose weight". In my case lose more weight, be fitter and healthier. Look at diet in a different perspective. A Change of Life Style. 2- One of the things I've been doing in 2010 was spending a lot of money. I went through my accounts and discovered I've been spending a lot 3ala 5arabee6. For 2011 I want to be thriftier. I really hope I can achieve this goal. 3- Stay away from magazines and little note books and stationary as much as I can. I think it's an addiction like chocolates. A guilty pleasure. I have a whole drawer filled with these cute designed note books. The last one I bought was a couple of weeks ago, an agenda for 2011. As for magazines, I love Self and Shape, and every Food magazine available in the market. I need to find a solution to them because they do not look good at all in my book cases. 4-Finish what I started. I've started few projects, which are still pending. I need to concentrate on finishing them. 5- Do something different. I just don't want to name anything in particular. Just jump into doing something new and different.
Last year I have put eight goals to achieve. This year I don't want to push the envelope, maybe in six months I'll put another five more resolutions to achieve.
I wish 2011 will be a better year for everyone. I pray for health, wealth and happiness to all of you, to my children, my husband, myself and my family on every side.
Happy New Year! And Good Luck!