Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Year of Sarah

It's finally 2010 and while I do not like to make resolutions, I do like to have a focus or a goal in mind at the start of each year.

And this year, I am declaring 2010 The Year of Sarah.

The year where I refuse to ride on the coat tails of a life that isn't mine and and grab the reins of my own firmly.

The year where I don't hang back because I am embarrassed or nervous, but do whatever I feel like because I am enjoying myself.

The year where I stop spending $50 a week at Target and TJ Maxx and instead spend money on a few nice things - like a new camera and maybe a new computer that isn't missing its period key.

I saw in the local paper today that the economy is showing signs of recovery, and I sincerely hope this is true. I would love to find a job this year that not only is semi-enjoyable (humor me, people) but gives me a sense of purpose and fulfillment. I want to contribute to a life that is not my own.

I'm sitting here saying that 2010 should be The Year of Me but what I'm really wanting is for this year to be happy. I know that there will always be times of sadness and grief, but I am just hoping against hope that 2010 is a year of joy and love for my friends.

I'm praying for all the growing babies and growing love stories. I'm praying for safety and stability for everyone's jobs because I know firsthand how much being unemployed sucks.

Dear Universe,
We, the collective we, could really handle if 2010 was a great year. I promise I will do good deeds and do my best to contribute to help make the world a better place. Please send good juju my way. And to my friends as well.
Love,
Sarah

What I'm saying is this: a year of happiness and success for me wouldn't make me all that happy... but what would make me happy is a year of happiness and success for all of us.

To 2010: may it bring us more joy, happiness, and success than we truly deserve - and that we share it all with others.

I love you all - Happy 2010!!

30 Classy Comments:

Amy --- Just A Titch said...

Love this! I am with you on not buying a bunch of little stuff & saving up. Happy 2010!

Marc said...

2010 has got to be better than 2009. I don't know of a single person that thought last year was good. and I'm not even talking about the economy.

Ashley said...

2010 is going to be a great year... I can feel it!!!

Happy New Year! Love the blog.

XO

Sherrie said...

Here's hoping 2010 is all you want it to be!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

AMEN... I totally agree w/ you. I could really use a GOOD year... a whole year with good things for all my family & friends...

The Coastal Chicster said...

Aww, this is so sweet. The even years are always better. :) Best wishes for a wonderful 2010!

Cuddleslut said...

Ditto.

Sarah said...

This is nice! Hope your 2010 is absolutely fabulous!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

I am so with you on all of this! :) Yay 2010 :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

I hope it truly is the year of Sarah! Happy New Year!

d.a.r. said...

I truly hope you have a freakin' fantastic year :)

Eleanor said...

What a great post and I'm with you on all accounts!

Make sure to enter our JCrew necklace giveaway!!!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Happy New Year babe!

Krista said...

Beautiful post! This captures my sentiments for the year near exactly :) Happy "Sarah" Year to you!

etta said...

Happy New Year!

Blair said...

I hope 2010 is the best yet for you Sarah! Happy New Year!

Becky said...

Happy New Year sweet gal! I know that this year is going to bring you many new life experiences and pray God's blessing upon you! I sure hope the economy is getting better....we all do...it's been a rough few years! Much love, Becky

Andhari said...

I'm totally with you on this. My main goals are graduating, getting a job, release an album, and be happy in general. Had some tough previous years, time for 2010 to bring serious happiness :)

december 3rd said...

Yes, we def need some good juju for 2010! :) We'll have to motivate each other this year to find jobs. You can be my job hunt buddy!

P said...

I definitely need to try and save some money this year - I spend way too much money on crap!

mrs.mfc said...

This is a fantastic post!! Happy 2010!!!

Paige said...

just came across your beautiful blog! love the focus for 2010...hope it goes well!

Rachel said...

I also hope you get that job this year! You deserve it :)

And as for the camera, it's worth every penny you save for it. I've got a Nikon DSLR, and it's been one of the best purchases ever. You'll be glad you saved! But I know how hard saving is. I spend my money on way too much junk when I should be saving it for valuable things!

FashionAddict said...

Great post, Sarah! I wish you the best and hope everything you hope for comes true.

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

I totally agree, I hope 2010 brings tons of amazingness for everyone! Happy New Year! :)

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

I totally agree with you. I too, am declaring 2010 The Year of Sarah! Ha!

Mrs. Smith said...

I love your idea. You deserve a Year of You. :)

pinkriss said...

i love this and your fabulous idea for the year of you!! i also should stop spending money on little things such as eating out or target each week! wishing happiness for us all!

clauren said...

Happy new year!

KAC said...

I love this post 2009 is definitely going to be the year of you! I can already feel it that this year is going to be amazing and ALOT better than last year!

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