Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here

Dante's inferno

(photo from unbornmind,com)

It’s time, sweet kittens, it’s time.  Time to put your New Years shoes on and get this party started.

Our holiday season was wonderful, but fraught with disease.  I know that we’re hot hot hot, but today marks the first day in what seems like FOREVER that no one in our household has a fever.  CAN I GET A WOOHOO???  Woooooohoooooooooo!!!

Weeks of sickness, combined with the horrific first-time-post-pregnancy-trying-on-clothing-at-a-store left my ego feeling incredibly bruised.  It’s safe to say that my self-esteem took quite a hit.  So what do we do, kittens?  What is a poor, delicate, helpless little Best Lifer to do?

We. Hit. Back.

delicate flower

Because I said so, THAT”S WHY

Now, it is FAR too predictable (and predictably failure-filled) to resolve all kinds of unattainable things for the new year.  EVERYONE is on a diet.  EVERYONE is hitting the gym.  EVERYONE is quitting smoking.  I get it.  All y’all are saints.

Not this girl.

My hope for the new year is continued optimism.  I want to wake up in the morning with the promise of possible greatness.  I want to open my eyes and love what I see.  In the evening, I want to reflect on the day over a glass of wine with the Best Husbandio and be proud of what was accomplished.  I want to keep having The Best Life.

So yeah, indirectly, this does mean that eating will be cleaner and activities will be activer (yes, ACTIVER) but they’re not the destination, they’re the journey.  Because my destination is JOY.

It took me a few days to get here, but here I am.  My eyes are open, my heart is full of hope, and my year is full of promise.  It’s gonna be a good one.

And guess what?  I’m super excited about Mondays this year!  Because what better way to start a week than by collaborating with the genius behind Keeping It Real on a project that encapsulates everything I want in 2013?  WATCH THIS SPACE!

What are you doing in 2013?  How will this year be different?