I know it's trite because everyone says it about everything, but I'm really going to make this year my bitch. 2010 was... well, it wasn't horrendous for me personally, but between the ongoing health scares before the IBS diagnosis which led to the depression (never mind losing my best friends to another province, which is STILL weighing so heavily on my mind that I haven't been able to write about their going away dinner on the 23rd or how this is the first New Year's Eve I've spent without them in more years than I care to count), I'm not sorry to see it go.
I feel like I have a better handle on managing stress and anxiety, and I'm making strides in letting go of my overwhelmingly damaging perfectionist tendencies. I've even made considerable progress in not being so damned nasty to myself by cutting out the vast majority of negative self-talk (yeah, yeah, yeah: I sound like Dr. Phil - suck it).
However, this upcoming year is going to be that stereotypical Year! Of! Me! As I said in my last post, I don't really have anything concrete in mind - I'm learning that being too rigid in my plans generally leads to me ending up frustrated and feeling like a failure if they deviate even the slightest, so we're going at this all loosey goosey (HUGE for me, people). I have a list of things I'd like to do more of (get more sleep, relax, do yoga, practice appreciation, seek happiness, take care of me first so I can better care for others - y'know, dippy hippy stuff), but I'm going the route of selecting one word to focus on in 2011...
...mostly to myself, but where everyone is concerned.
So, yeah. I'm being all cliché and trite and stereotypical and declaring that THIS YEAR will be MY year. 2011 will be my bitch. Now, who's with me? :)
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