Thursday, December 31, 2009

Passions and Dreams

As 2009 is waning, I've been thinking about the past year and decade. For me, 2009 had the potential to be a not so fantastic time for one reason or another, but quite honestly, I didn't let it. While there were some internal struggles, 2009 was the year I learned to LIVE despite everything -- to keep moving forward, that its ok to put myself first sometimes, that the most important thing  is to simply be present in the moment.

Last week, Kay sent me a Christmas card in which she had written a very simple yet profound message that I want to define both 2010 and the next decade. In fact, its my wish for every single one of you reading this:

"Let's make 2010 the year we both embrace our passions and follow our dreams."

I hope we can all follow our hearts, start living for ourselves, and work to make our passions and dreams a reality.  Have a very Happy New Year and may 2010 be the best yet.

22 comments:

littlemissobsessivexo said...

amen, sister friend! :)

Kay* said...

:)
ditto

Stacy said...

fyi: did you know that frogs only move forward? I haven't actually looked this info up..but it's kind of inspirational.

Anyways, happy new year!

Kyla Roma said...

Woo! I'm very excited for 2010 & all it holds for you.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I love this Mandy. I will definitely live 2010 - and the next decade - with this in mind.

jnyfritz said...

YaY Mandy!! that is a great motto!! happy new year and here is to an amazing 2010!

Ashley said...

I'm so excited to read along as you chase down your dreams. Yay Mandy and yay 2010!

Little Fish said...

That is a great sentiment! Hope 2010 is filled with amazing things for you!

MeLaNiE said...

Well said! Happy New Year!

RebeccaC said...

I've admired your self-reflection and resolve this year. Wishing you all the best to keep it going in the new year. Happy 2010 my friend!

Erin said...

Happy New Year, Mandy! I hope 2010 is amazing for you!

Adventures In China said...

This is also the year I learned it is okay to put my feelings first, especially when it's for my comfort level. It's an important lesson. I will always treasure 2009 for that reason.

Here's to 2010!

P said...

I hope so too. :)

emily-jane.net said...

What a wonderful message. I hope we can all do that this year, and I'm really looking forward to following how you live and follow your dreams in 2010 :)

Auburn Kat said...

Happy New Year's! I'm hoping that we get to meetup again this year!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ditto on that quote! Here's to a fantastic 2010 for the both of us!

OH, and I love Stacy's comment about how frogs only move forward! :)

Swishy said...

That is a wonderful message! Love it!

Bayjb said...

Happy New Year Mandy!! I can't wait to see what's coming up on your blog in 2010. Congrats on the new name and Twitter handle, this year is going ot be a good one.

walkingwithnora.com said...

Yes, printing this out and posting to my mirror so I see it every day.

amanda said...

kay sounds like a very smart woman!

happy new year, mandy, happy new year!

xoxoxo

Katie said...

Yes! Let's do it! I'm in.

probablytabitha.com said...

This one I'm keeping in my google reader forever, I think. Because I read it back when you actually wrote it, and I was like, "Yeah!" And then I forgot two seconds later and now I'm all, "Woe is me, my dreams are useless." And I guess I might need this reminder a lot more often than I thought.