Monday, December 27, 2010

Ramblings on my mind....

So here we are again..... the end of another year...........2010 to be exact!  Where did it go? And what did I do?????

I know I started out the year planning on being successful in my medical health future. I exercised and got strong! I got freaked out by a Dr's concern. Thankfully it was nothing and it confirmed I was pretty healthy. Can't do anything about the hereditary things. They just are :) So this year I just plan on having fun with my workouts. I plan on trying different things and I also plan on having fun while doing it. This will not be negotiable!!!!!!  This past year I attempted to eat better and less of the bad and more of the good. I also tried being meatless and gluten free. It was easier being meatless than gluten free. So maybe this year I will just focus on trying to eat a bit cleaner.

I also challenged myself with some 21 day challenges which also included paying it forward. By far that was the easiest 21 days to complete. The hardest part of that challenge was trying to find opportunites to male someone elses day..... especially in this day when people are so untrusting. I will not give up and will continue to look for ways to pay it forward.

I took classes in real estate with every intention of following through. However old habits are hard to break and I easily fell in with an opportunity that was within my comfort zone. So this year (very soon too) I need to follow through on that real estate license. Property management sounds interesting..... but then again so does helping people find "their home". I signed on with Stella & Dot because I love their jewelry and hope I can turn it into something that will support my jewelry addiction. And I  also want to challenge my mind and am contemplating classes in art appreciation. Could be fun but most definitely will be interesting. Definitely the upcoming year is full of possibilities. Of which I am only limited by ME!

I have traveled to a few places this year..... Various towns in Arkansas, Vicksburg and other towns in MS, Nashville, Knoxville and Clarksville TN, let's not forget that cruise either, met a FABULOUS friend in New Jersey, Amarillo, Kansas City and of course my home in Michigan. This year I want to continue to explore places around Memphis. After all there is so much to see and do. And I'm not really an extravagent person where I have to only visit resorts. However I wouldn't mind that either:)

I attempted gardening this past year. Flowers and a little pizza garden. I was successful until the heat, bugs, birds and chipmunks decided to declare war. THEY WON!!!! But this year I will attempt it again and will find a way to win. I've got plans for my yards-front and back.

Seen Eric Clapton and Jamey Johnson (not together), experienced the tornados while attempting the Memphis Music Festival during Memphis in May, and of course the music of Beale St. We already have started the new year off right with tickets to Kid Rock and Buddy Guy(sadly not together because that would be fun!) and that's just for starters!!!!!

There's been holidays, birthdays, births, deaths, good times and bad. There will be my anniversary too on New Years Eve. 17 years with Dave good and bad but worth it!

I experienced my 1st Memphis winter, car shopping, technology (hello, plantations, demolition driving (on the streets of this town), suduko, iPad, and using a bathroom that was smaller than my stand up shower.

I guess I've been busy........

It's been a great year and I look forwards to 2011 being even better!

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. What a year....and thanks for sharing it with us through pictures and blogs. Also thanks for the books you sent me, I've enjoyed reading them and will pass them on so that someone else may also enjoy them. ♥

  2. I guess you have been quite busy Vikki, I too plan on focusing on my health in the coming new year, I hope I can be as dedicated to a workout like you, my level of focus on working out is ZERO!!!! And I have no one to encourage me my hubby doesn't care one bit if I lose the weight or not he is content with me!!, but I'm not. I wish you all the best in the 2011 year.

  3. Sounds like you had a good year, and the best is yet to come!
    Don't beat yourself up for old habits, after all how many of us are not consistently inconsistent?
    Wishing you all the very best in 2011. Health, Happiness, Prosperities, and THANK YOU for always being there for me.