Sunday, January 4, 2009

Taking the good with the bad

Life is all about choices. Our choices directly affect what our future will hold. It's 2009...is anyone else shocked at how quickly last year went? A whole other year has flown by and I'm finding it hard to remember what I accomplished. :0) What decisions did I make that will affect this new year?

I went back to school....I will graduate in July!
I said some hurtful things....I will need to mend bridges this year.
I went back to work for the hubby....I have more to do and less time for extra curricular this year.
I formed some wicked awesome friendships...I have a wicked awesome support system for the rough patches this year.
I turned 29....I will turn 30 this year!!!!
I learned more about faith...where do I go from here?
I chose to change my Christmas routine for years to come....Christmastime will never be the same again.
I chose to face a few of my fears....will I continue to cope?

These are just a few of the many choices that I made last year that I know will affect how this next year plays out. As I get older, and life gets more complicated I start to wonder why I feel the need to further complicate things with my constant worrying. I over-analyze...overstress...and end up overwhelming myself with doubt. I think this will end up being a constant as far as New Years Resolutions go. I need to learn to take things as they come and not worry about the 40 million possible outcomes. There will be good, there will be bad. Some people will never change and I may never be able to please them or make them happy or even become friends with them. And I need to learn to accept that. For me...this is easier said than done. :0)

Anyway...to start the year off right I want to give a shout out to all my interpeeps! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me warm fuzzy thoughts. Keeping up in the blogosphere has been hard lately as my classes have become more difficult. I'm glad you haven't forgotten about me. :0)

Hopefully this new year will be full of lots of good times for me to post about.....or perhaps just more randome thoughts. Who knows....

This is me we're talking about! :0)

8 comments:

Becky said...

I'm cheering for you! 2009 will be GREAT!!! :)

Barbara said...

Happy New Year to you too!
Proud of you for doing the school thing.
B.

AmyJ said...

Looking forward to a whole nother year of girls nights. Hang in there!

Montay said...

July thats Awesome Cool!!! Way to go girl!!

Davis Five said...

Mrs. Ashlee Burnham, I was wondering if I can be invited to your blog? I haven't been able to see your family blog and the computer said I needed to be invited. So May I please be invited to your blog? Happy Newy Year!

~Virginia~ said...

congrats on the upcoming graduation! it was all worth it, huh? :) i suggest doing something fantabulous and memorable for 30. nothing says fantabulous and memorable like skydiving!!! :)

hope you and your family had a lovely holiday. happy 2009!

Buxton Family said...

I really need to think deeper into my life...more than what is for dinner and what errands I need run today. You always inspire me!

Shannon said...

Great thoughts. Hope your 2009 will a be a great one!