I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye (and good riddance) 2010! Happy New Year 2011!!!

Happy New Years Eve! If you're new to My Roller Coaster Life, I'm Kelli and I have been blogging for nearly 10 years now in various places on the world wide web. Every new year, I create a list of goals (or resolutions, if you want to call them that) for the upcoming year. Then on New Years Eve, I review them and post new goals for the upcoming year. Thanks for reading and wish me luck!

A Recap of 2010 Goals:
1. Continue college education 
Holy School Daze, Batman! 25 hours down, 4.0 GPA.

2. Return to Florida for Bob Ross training (either Florals cert or Landscape/Seascape audit) 
It darn near killed me, but I did it. I still can't believe it.

3. Become more organized in every aspect of my life 
I will give myself half credit for this one. I came nowhere near being organized in EVERY aspect, but in some, yes.

4. Find a way to pay off some medical bills 
I paid off my primary physician, but have the rest of my life to go in medical payments elsewhere. Systemic disease sucks.

5. Put a significant dent in one or more manuscripts 
Didn't touch them. Didn't have time!

6. Knock out at least one item on my 2010 Bucket List 
I am collecting postcards again. I am forever learning to draw. I increased my volunteer work. I have plenty more to accomplish, but I guess this is enough to say I completed the goal.

And away we go...the new list!

The Mainstays (aka the stuff that's ongoing and on my list every year):

Reach/maintain a healthy weight and keep blood panel numbers at an acceptable level. Losing twelve pounds and lowering LDL cholesterol levels are on the agenda in 2011. I've done it before so I hope to do it again despite my significant decline in health and increase in meds.

Stay involved in one or more charities/ministries. No problem. It gives me a reason to live.

Read more, write more, and learn more. Most definitely. As I said last year about this, it's inevitable as I am in college! :-)

Be a good friend and relative. This is always my prayer.

Goals For 2011:

1. Figure out what to do about my college degree, and make it happen.

2. Road trip out of state to visit family and meet my new niece due to arrive in March!

3. Increase and become more organized in my teaching business.

4. Decrease my debt, whatever it takes.

5. Put a dent in one of my manuscripts...article, short story, fiction, non-fiction...who cares! Just work on something!!!

6. Remain honest and aware, pray, and strive to improve myself each and every day.

I decided not to list getting well as a resolution, because I am doing my best. God will have to do the rest.

I will be going into great detail about 2010 and beyond in a separate entry. It has been a challenging and sometimes very difficult year, and I need to get it out of my system so I can do my best to move forward.

I wish each and every visitor to my website a safe and happy 2011! Hugs and blessings to you all!


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