Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!




We spend January first walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives, not looking for flaws, but for potential.
~Ellen Goodman


I must say that this past year just flew by! I have pushed more paper and typed more words this year because of the paperchase and my master's program (and blogging!) than I ever have before. I am grateful for and amazed by the community of friends I have gained out here on the internet. What a blessing to share this incredible journey with you all.

As I look to the coming year, I have some goals in mind. I'm not much of a resolution maker, but I'm pretty good at setting goals and working toward them. My goals for 2007 include:

  • Finishing my master's program - almost there!
  • Dropping some pounds and shaping up. I already joined Weight Watchers Online yesterday! Hey, if I'm going to be sporting a bathing suit for two weeks in Hawaii, I intend to look good!
  • Being fiscally fit - many $$ have been spent on the master's program and the adoption fees. I'm ready to pay some of it back.
  • Preparing my home for Jillian's arrival - this involves quite a lot. Where's Candace Olson when I need her?
  • Attending church on a regular basis again - once Sundays aren't for writing papers and researching.
  • Meeting as many of you as possible!
Best wishes for a joyous New Year's Eve, and all the best to you and yours in 2007!

27 Comments:

  • At 9:24 AM, Blogger Connie said…

    All the best of the New Year to you as well, Joannah.

    I am so happy to have 'found' each other in the online world. Your words of support always make me smile.

    I'll keep looking for another replica of my ill-fated statue just for you :0) I know how you loved it so!

     
  • At 9:29 AM, Blogger wzgirl said…

    Great quote, Joannah! I'm lookin' forward to your trip up North.....

     
  • At 10:03 AM, Blogger Glinda said…

    What an inspiring post, Joannah.

    I also thought the quote was perfect for this time in our lives...This year I plan on being a little more introspective and tolerant (especially of my husband who is attempting a wedgy on me as I type this).

    May you find grace, humor, love and hope in the coming year.

     
  • At 10:36 AM, Blogger Kathy and Joel said…

    Happy New Year, Joannah! Here's to the both of us finishing up our coourse work and living life a little more normally for a little while.

     
  • At 11:36 AM, Blogger Tammy said…

    What an eventful year you have ahead of you.

    As far as meeting other bloggers, If you're ever on the east coast let me know.

    Hope 2007 brings you lots of wonderful surprises - maybe one cute little almond-eyed beauty.

     
  • At 11:38 AM, Blogger Beckyb said…

    Love the quote - how true is that!?!? Have a Happy New Year!

     
  • At 12:13 PM, Blogger David said…

    Happy New Year's to you, too! Good luck on your goals!

     
  • At 12:50 PM, Blogger Colleen said…

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

     
  • At 12:54 PM, Blogger Donna said…

    Sounds like some great resolutions...good luck!

     
  • At 1:28 PM, Blogger Kristen said…

    Happy New Year Joannah!!!

    May it be filled with Health & Happiness and satisfaction at the completetion of your goals!!

    ~Kristen

     
  • At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Jacquie said…

    Happy New Year!

     
  • At 3:24 PM, Blogger Debra Sue said…

    We joined WWO today - great minds think alike

     
  • At 3:32 PM, Blogger new girl said…

    Happy New Year, Joannah! Those are a great set of goals, and if the past year is any indication, I know you'll make great headway. And Candace Olson, yes, I would *love* for her to do our house. Yes, I am an HGTV addict.

     
  • At 3:36 PM, Blogger jlittlefield3 said…

    I love your inspirational post Joannah! Happy new year to you !!

     
  • At 5:56 PM, Blogger Nathan & Emily's Mommy (Mary) said…

    Happy New Years!

     
  • At 7:16 PM, Blogger tracy said…

    Happy New Year Joannah! I like your goal list, it's very appropriate for all of us!

     
  • At 9:16 PM, Blogger Shandra said…

    Happy New! Good luck with the plans. They all sound wonderful.

     
  • At 10:08 PM, Blogger Recovering Wino said…

    Happy New Year! Thanks for being such a great online support friend this year!

     
  • At 10:43 PM, Blogger Christi said…

    Love your goals and I am excited for this new year for you! Another great quote and it went perfectly with my BIL's sermon today!

     
  • At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Wendy said…

    Happy New Year Joannah! May 2007 bring you much happiness.

     
  • At 7:42 AM, Blogger Kate M said…

    Sound like great resolutions!!!!

    Happy New Year Joannah!!

     
  • At 9:29 AM, Blogger Headmeister said…

    Happy New Year Joanah! I love the quote, and when you're in town, just say the word and we'll have a blogitty get together :)

     
  • At 9:49 AM, Blogger Lisa and Tate said…

    Love the post!!! Once I am done with my crazy work schedule today I will have to think about the new year and future and joy hat it holds. Happy New Year!!!

     
  • At 4:11 PM, Blogger Shannon S said…

    We can all make this an amazing year!

     
  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger Yes, Minister... said…

    Happy New Year and hope that this year bring you much happiness. I hope that you achieve all on your list, but most of all, I hope that the tide turns and the wait evaporates so that many girls will be home with their families next holiday.
    Best Wishes!
    Debbie

     
  • At 7:14 PM, Blogger Mariah said…

    What a nice quote! My plans for the new year are very similar to yours!! I really need to work on Sloan's room!! I would love to meet blogger friends as well!! Keep me posted on any summits;-)!!

     
  • At 9:33 AM, Blogger Doris & Dan Clark said…

    Happy New Year! May 2007 be the best year yet.

    Keep smilin!

     

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