Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fishful Thinking Thursday - Adios, 2009!

Adios, 2009! You were so full of ups and downs with unexpected twists and turns...I am more than ready for a calmer 2010! Time to re-evaluate, re-focus, and rebuild. We're in a new place. Pat likes his new job. There are new opportunities waiting for us. So this next year, I am all about setting goals...Goldilocks goals, as Fishful Thinking's Dr. Karen Reivich calls them.

Not too easy, not too hard, but just right! (Click here to read more about them.)

With the help of a handy, dandy Goal Road Map and taking the time to answer a few questions like these, I may surprise myself as to what I can personally accomplish and even what we, as a family, can accomplish. One thing we've been talking about for awhile now is becoming "engaged in a good cause" - like getting involved in a community service effort. Now we just need to map out the steps to make that happen.

I tell ya, I know that Fishful Thinking was designed primarily with kids in mind, but this program has been such a support to me, especially during the last five months as we've gone through so much change. The activities, the articles, the videos...they've all helped me to continue to "notice what's nice and to deal with what's not".
And for that, I am truly grateful.

And speaking of new opportunities, a really awesome one presented itself to me just a couple days before Christmas! One that I will share more about next week when it's all official. But I just have to say how excited I am...

So here's to 2010 - I'm ready for ya!

6 comments:

Mom's Place said...

Happy New Year!

Jenny Ramsey said...

kelli perkins...you KNOW how much i hate suspense!!!! can't wait to hear about your new "opportunity"!!! i miss you tons and hope that 2010 is the best year you've ever had!it might just have to include a visit from the ramsey's.

Down in the Sun said...

I love your post. I am going to have to read the FT stuff you posted about. It sounds great!

I know that 2010 is going to be a great year for both of our families!

Can't wait to hear the great news! ;)

amanda said...

can't wait to hear about your big news!! happy 2010 :)

Carol said...

Excited to hear about your new opportunity. Sounds like you have great plans for this year.

2009 was a bit too unpredictable for me too. Bring on a better year!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Congrats and welcome - wink wink! I'm pretty sure I know what "opportunity" you are speaking of!