Sunday, January 8, 2012

A New Year To Be the Best Me I Can Be


Happy New Year. As I sit and ponder what I'd like to talk about, I've read many people write about their new year resolutions. I haven't made any new year resolutions. As a matter of fact, I haven't made resolutions in a number of years. Why? Because I've often fallen short to carry through on accomplishing many of them. For years, I resolved to lose weight as many of you have and for years, instead of losing weight, I'd end up gaining some. In 2008, I gave in and had gastric bypass surgery. It was a tough decision I had to make if I wanted to have a better quality and quantity of life.

Now, instead of making a resolution to lose weight, now I've opted to take one day at a time and to do the best I can with each day in order to be the best I can be for myself, my husband, my children and my grandchildren.

One thing I'd like to do is make a bucket list. There are so many things I'd like to do, to accomplish before my number is up. I'd love to be on somebody's best seller list with my writing, I'd love to visit New York for Christmas/New Year to watch the ball drop, I'd love to take a honeymoon with my husband. We're about to celebrate our 34th anniversary on July 18th and never took a honeymoon all those years ago. I'd love to take the Amtrak up the East Coast and make stops along the way. I'd love to visit Hawaii, I'd love to take a 10-14 day cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise line. These are just some of the things that would be on my bucket list.

Have you made any new year resolutions or made a resolution not to make any particular resolution?
What have you decided to do to be the best that you can be? Do you have a bucket list? What's on Yours?

12 comments:

Debby said...

I want to go to New Zealand, that is on my bucket list. This year I want to work on my health
debby236 at gmail dot com

Mickie said...

Hi, Vee,

That's one bucket list you have there. I share the New York trip, East Coast escapade options on your list. Like you, I don't make resolutions. Just try to make each day count.

Now, put that Hawaiian trip and RCCL cruise at the top of that list. I know you'll enjoy them.

Great piece.
Mickie

Vanessa A. Johnson said...

Thanks for stopping by Debby. Never thought about New Zealand...much success with working on your health. That's most important. Continued blessings.

Vanessa A. Johnson said...

I will Mickie. Thanks for stopping by. I certainly will put those trips on the top of my list. Have a blessed day.

Ollie said...

Wow, Great bucket list!!! I hope you full fill your anniversary wish soon, and the other also, but I think 34 years is awesome!!!!! I have not made New Years resolutions in years but I do have a bucket list. To get on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise, To visit New York, and To go to Hawaii and Australia.

Ollie Moss

ollimo91@aol.com

Janice-NY said...

Heeeey VeeJay!

First it is sooo good seeing you again! And you look wonderful!
And I know Alexis is almost grown by now. lol

2012, is my continued year to better health. Have been losing weight slowly but surely, so I'm happy.

I still dream of visiting New Orleans. That's on my 2013 list of things to accomplish. :)

May God continue to bless you and the family. And may that honeymoon happen soon!

Janice-NY

Shelia said...

Vanessa, that's a good question. One thing on my bucklet is to get married and be happily married.

Vanessa A. Johnson said...

Hey Janice
It's so good to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by the blog. We have to catch up soon. It's been ages...

Vanessa A. Johnson said...

Ollie,
Thanks. Your list looks similar to mine. Great minds think aline, huh :) I appreciate you stopping by.

Vanessa A. Johnson said...

Shelia,
As always, it's great to always have your support. Continued blessings.

Vanessa A. Johnson said...

Drumroll please...........
The winner of a pdf of Under The Mistletoe is..............Ollie Moss....Congratulations....and thanks again for stopping by.

Ollie said...

Thank you Vanessa!!!!!!!!! Please keep me posted about your Anniversary/Honeymoon.

Ollie Moss

ollimo91@aol.com