Bye bye bye….2010! Hellllooo….2011!

I think I’m going to try to behave as if my last post was just the other day — its just easier on my psyche.  And I will definitely refrain from saying my last post was from last year — that just might tip me over the edge.  I know its been awhile but as usual — life has been a hectic rush at the last leg of 2010.  Frankly, I was beside myself to have that year over.  Let this new year ring in with all its new possibilities for success, growth, and even love.  And even with all my cynical and slightly neurotic posts — I do have a tiny bit of love in my heart (somewhere in there) and I’m grateful for those that have remained close to me through thick and thin.  2010 was a hard year filled with mistakes, challenges, and disappointments.  It started early on in the year and rolled all the way through to the end.  
As I look back at my end of the year post from 2009 — I’m amazed at how two consecutive years can bring such opposite results.  2009 was filled with lots of travel, friends, and laughter whereas 2010 (albeit travel heavy still) brought with it a sea of menace.  They say not to dwell on the past but to look forward to the future.  Oh I’m looking forward to it alright.  I’m staring at it right in the face!  But I do say this about 2010 — it has truly taught me (unlike most years) to be prepared for what life throws and to understand that we can only control ourselves.  Someone once said to me, “the way you approach and tackle a difficult situation is how you should measure your successes in life”.  
And so instead of  delving into the difficult times of 2010 — I thought I’d try to put a positive spin by relishing special moments and things that I loved.  Its my first positive act to ring in the new year with gusto, bravado, and gumption.

Memorable Events:
My brother receiving his PhD
Staying in a 200 yr old Cape Cod house
Reuniting with with dear old friends in NYC & FL
Challenging Events:
Attempting hot yoga
 Music I loved:
 Artist – Album
Monsters of Folk – Monsters of Folk
The xx – xx
Rodrigo y Gabriela – 11:11
She & Him – Volume Two
The Big Pink – A Brief History of Love
Bats for Lashes – Fur and Gold
Broken Bells – Broken Bells
Florence and the Machine – Lungs
Claudine Longet –  Greatest Hits
Yann Tiersen – Goodbye Lenin!
Donovan – A Gift From a Flower To a Garden
Mirah – (a)spera

This year I’ve decided not to make a list of typical resolutions but instead to make a mental promise of accomplishing attainable tasks.  So by the end of the year – there aren’t regrets or disappointments but merely happy inevitable accomplishments and perhaps even surprising outcomes.  No forceful expectations — with only a promise to put maximum effort in whatever I attempt to do.   
Hope you all are enjoying the first moments of 2011 already and may this year be the start of a beautiful, prosperous, and healthy new year!  Hip hip!


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