A note to self as 2010 draws to a close:

Please be good to yourself. Kick the negative self-talk for good.

Enjoy every moment, even the annoying little things that you have a habit of turning into one gigantic annoyance.

Embrace change, there’s lots of it to come. It might be scary, daunting, even uncomfortable at times, but go with it. Live it.

Appreciate your friends. They are part of your family, the good ones, that is. Treat them as such.

Continue to seek balance, and yes, that might mean two rest days in one week, or an extra glass of wine during the week after a particularly rough day. It’s ok.

Make sure to tell your husband how much you love him. Every day. Not just out of habit, but say it and mean it. Every time.

Try new things, challenge yourself. Not just things you want to do in 2011 like the half you keep thinking about, but really get out of your comfort zone and learn to swim, dammit! Maybe even find a way to appreciate yoga or pilates. It’s good for you.

Get over yourself. Stop trying to be perfect all the time and just be who you are. Who you aren’t ain’t half bad, y’know.

Above all else, be happy, be healthy, and strap that seatbelt on tight, 2011 is gonna be a crazy year.


Your crazy inner self who strives (and usually fails) to be anything less than Type A