January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! & My 2012 word

Happy New Year!!

Peter Tork!! Ahhhh!!
How many of you remember The Monkees??
 omg I was so in love with Peter Tork! I was born in '72, a little too late to watch the series in it's hey day lol But I watched reruns during the late 70s and 80s when it was on after school every day. Peter has always been my favorite Monkee. ~insert long swoon here~ Imagine my giddy school girl squeal when I found this gif. Ahhhhh!!! lol

I'm so excited about 2012, I just know good things are ahead for me and my family this year! Y'know when you can just feel it in your bones that something great is about to happen? No? Well maybe you're not psychic like me lol :P I'm kidding. But I know it's going to be a great year!! :)

Like most of you, I've been thinking lately about what my 2012 word was going to be. It was honestly a struggle because there are so many things I want to do, to improve, to create, to provide for myself.

But then it hit me. My word. And it hit me like a Mac truck!
My 2012 word is can.
For many years, I've felt "I can't" in so many areas of my life.

I can't make new friends.
I can't ride a bike.
I can't swing at the playground with Braydon.
I can't eat healthy.
I can't take a weekend trip out of town.
I can't sing.
I can't exercise daily.
I can't date and find love again.
I can't try new things.

These and much more have restricted me from living a fulfilled life. I used to think that my son is all I need to be happy. Well, truly, he is.. but I want & need more.

I can exercise.. I'm not immobile.
I can take trips.. "Just go!"
I can play with Braydon... "Just do it!"
I can sing.. "Who cares who's listening!"
I can make better food choices!
I can put myself "out there", meet new friends and date again.

I need to prove to myself that I CAN do things I thought I couldn't.. or things I was to afraid to try. I just need to believe in myself and go for it!

Remember this part in Toy Story (sorry, I tried to get a shorter clip!) where the toys meet Buzz.. and Woody tells Buzz that he can't fly?? Then Buzz takes a leap of faith and proves (not so genuinely lol) that he can. After his crazy flight, he lands on the bed and proclaims,
If you watch, you might want to pause my music playlist at the bottom of my blog.

I want that to be me in 2012! Can is my word.
And I'm going to surround myself with positive thoughts and positive people to make it happen!

who's going to go back to swoon over Peter Tork again :)

This is my 3rd post of the day. Scroll down to see my projects for Artful Delight and The Paper Variety :)

1 comment:

  1. I am a '66 baby and I loved the Monkees too! How fun that you brought that fun memory back. Thank you!

    Your "can" is truly inspirational. I wish you all good things for 2012' Fab Abby! (May I shorten it to "FAbby"?). You are one of my top paper crafting idols.

    XO. june