Friday, January 1, 2010

In with the new...

Hi. My name is Julio McIreallyscrewedituplastyear! Nice to meet you. What's that? Oh you are 2010? Any relation to 2009? Older sister? Oh sorry to hear that. No offense but she was a witch. Yeah, listen, me and father Christmas didn't get to talk much about Christmas wishes, so I made my list to give to you instead, you had more to offer of what I wanted then him.

So this is my Wish List for 2010...

There was a country song by Clay Walker that I really liked and I have not heard it or even thought about it in a while, but as the New Year approached it came back to me and it represents what I wish for out of 2010...

Live...I want to live. Not just breath or survive...I have done that for too long! I want to go ride roller coasters this year, go see a Braves game...I want to learn new things, meet new people, dance naked in the rain...woops...went a bit too far...exney on the dancing naked in the rain...but I want to learn how to live. I have done the martyr act long enough, been the idiot for too many years and whined about life and all of its bs. This year I am going to live! Maybe make a trip to meet new friends...I don't know what all I want to do. But this morning I feel full of hope like I have not in a long time...and I want to make something of 2010. I don't know if it is the end of the decade that has me feeling this way or what...I know that reality will set in...and I have to go to work and pay bills and such...but I want to find a way to have a different outlook on my life in this upcoming year and decade.

Laugh...enough with the whining and moaning. I want to laugh more this year. I want to find the beauty in the little things. I want to see the humor even in the bad things. I want to look at this new year and new decade with an eye for the ironic, the laughable and the silly. I want to get to know my kids better and see the humor in those things that only kids can do and say. I want to look at the world around me more like my playground rather than my prison...wow that could really be taken too far...lol...in short I just want to smile more and frown less, laugh more and cry less and see the silver lining rather than the cloud.

Love...I want to love my family more, my children...I want to give the love I have to those I meet along the way. I want to be more understanding and less judgmental...ok not really but hey it is New Year and you have to at least make one resolution you can break! I want to be a better friend, better dad, better son, better brother. I also cautiously hope to find love this year...that kind of love that is special and enduring.

I will add one more that Clay Walker didn't think of...

Learn...I want to learn new things this year...I want to discover the world around me more. The politics, the economics, the social nuances...I want to go back to school this year and finish my degree. I want to learn more about my family, learn new things from my friends...meet new friends. I want to find a new balance in my life and learn how to think before jumping...I want to learn more about myself this year...

So there goes my wish list for 2010...and my New Years resolutions: Live, Laugh, Love and Learn...Happy New Years to all..May you find all you hope for and get all you deserve (or not get all you deserve if you prefer, depending on how your behavior was in 2009! lol)

2 comments:

lesleehorner said...

I should add a few of yours to my list! All I know is that 2010 can't possibly be worse than 2009, so that is something to smile about!

CarrieJ said...

What an amazing list! I am adding all of that to mine!! It all falls under the "Build a Haelthier Life" heading! Remind me to thank OpinionatedGift for pointing me your way!

 

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