This year - a new year, a new decade, and the promise of good things to come - I have decided to declare my personal goals for 2011.
I will continue to seek out Joy wherever, and whenever, I can. And show my children how to find it too.
I will do my best to give back where I can - after all, we're all in this together.
I will fulfill at least one dream this year.
I will make sure the people I love and cherish, know.
I will speak my truth. Even if you don't like it.
I will continue running. It feels good and it's for ME. And I will run my first 5k this year.
I will continue to fuel my body with healthy food, but I won't feel guilty for eating a bag of Oreos or a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
I will not make excuses for my actions, emotions or decisions - I will own them and try to be better for me, not you.
I will make time for me.
I will continue to be a great mom, and I will make sure both of my children never have to question my love for them.
I will continue to fight for my daughter's health - even as she fights against it - and pray for a cure for T1 diabetes for all our little heroes.
I will continue to assert my needs as a human being. For the record, I'm not selfish. I've just spent way too many years sacrificing myself for the sake of others. I just deserve a break too, like everybody else. This year, I take my life back.
To your own self be true. ~ William Shakespeare