Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2011. One time, years ago, I actually made a New Year's resolution and stuck with it for six whole months. It was exercise-related and was the only time in my adult life I was under 150 pounds. This year, for some reason, I feel like I can conquer the world. It may have something to do with a successful professional leap I took over the weekend (beginning my sure-to-be illustrious career as a part-time wedding singer) but, whatever it stems from, I'm seizing the moment, daggummit, and making a whole slew of resolutions. Hopefully one will stick.

I resolve to:
  • Actually start exercising again. I bought a new yoga mat, pulled my sneaks out of storage and am looking into buying a Wii Fit Plus (because I'm realistic and know that it may be my best motivation. "Ooo, I feel like playing Wii. Might as well do a workout!" <-- That's what I hope will happen in my head.)
  • Take more creative risks. 'Nuff said.
  • Be more social. Most days I am a quivering mass of social anxiety. Each and every get-together, appointment, party and potluck makes me stress out from the moment it's planned. Obviously not healthy, and sometimes I think people get the wrong impression, like I don't want to be hanging out when in reality I'm crippled by my nerves. I have to get over this!
  • Learn some serenity. There is so little in this life that we have total control over, and just going with the flow is a great way to stay happy. I look back at every stage of my life and how I just wanted to move on, to grow up, to get out. Now I want to sit back and enjoy without trying to get on to the next.
  • Be more organic, more green, and leave less of a footprint. I make this resolution every year and am actually pretty proud of how much I've accomplished along these lines. But there's so much room for improvement. Always.


s. said…
Wii Fit is great, but even GREATER (since you already own a Wii, you lucky bitch) is streaming Netflix through your Wii and doing Crunch-series workout videos. There are many. They are fun and way harder than anything else I've ever done at home. (Good resolutions!)
Leigh Cummings said…
Shut up! I had no idea that you could do that. *pulls up Netflix queue* Thank you so much! Cheers!
ponygirls said…
Leigh...I love it. You have always been such a strong willed person, I know you will do great! :) <3 you! - Mel
Sue Rock said…
I have the exact same anxiety problems with meet-ups, meetings, parties... I realized it had more to do with me being uncomfortable with me - so I forced myself to do stuff alone. Now, when I go into a situation, I'm more comfortable with myself, which helps me interact with others. Make sense? Not to me either, but I swear it helped. I'm still convinced that people won't/don't like me - I guess I'm just more okay with it, and willing to put myself out there. :)

Serenity eluded me for the first 34ish years of my life (no joke). Now, when things are bad, I remind myself they've been much worse, and I got through that - and I will get through this too.
Anonymous said…
Would love to hear more about the wedding singing. gs
Leigh Cummings said…
Hey, gs! I did wind up singing for the wedding that was posted as an ARA on OTE. It was an absolute BLAST. We managed to keep it a surprise from the groom and he was so sweet and thankful. Plus I was accompanied by a harpist...amazing.

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