I. Fear of MondayIt's here, the dreaded dreaded Monday post-weekandahalf vacay. Last night I (of course) cried again, but then my sister said something so simple and yet so profound that it got me a bit cheerier. She said that we (she and I, everyone really) often let ourselves get paralyzed by fear, and that gets in the way of our happiness and success. What? SO true!! That's exactly what's been going on with me at work, and well, it's completely unnecessary. The reality is that there isn't really anything to be afraid of. So I don't understand something... so I try and figure it out. And if I can't, then I go to this partner and say so. What's the worst that could happen? It's not like he's going to fire me, and if he did, well then I wouldn't want to work here anyway. What I'm trying to say is that I have nothing to be afraid of, and I need to be more self-confident in myself and my abilities. Shifting my attitude in this direction will not only help me in the workplace, but also prevent the breakdowns and anxiety attacks from which I've been suffering these last few days...
II. Highlights of 2009
I wasn't very bloggy towards the end of 2009, but I do want to recount some highlights of the year. Below is a petit (and not comprehensive) list I've pulled together in the last... 5 minutes:
1. Celebrated my one-year anniversary with the firm (and of working, in general).
2. Made 2 of the best decisions of my life, and as a result...
3. Created and stuck to the first budget of my LIFE
(oh and it's back and bigger than ever for 2010)
4. Gave up meat (again)
5. Had one of the best birthdays of ma vie (thanks to you guys!)
6. Hopped on the dreamboard bandwagon
7. Lost 17 lbs SANS DIETING (woohoo!!)
8. Determined that I am truly happy being single (for now)
9. Gave up aquariums, zoos, and the like
10. Created my first blog video!
(SO FUN! EVERYONE SHOULD DO IT... LIKE NOW!)
III. 2010 Words
balance & frugality
IV. Future of Hang On Little Tomato
I'm not sure what the future holds. I am not going to stop blogging, but I want to shake things up! I received a great response from my blog video, so if that's something you'd like to see more of, please let me know if you have any suggestions, requests, etc. I'm thinking an "apartment tour" would be fun (I love seeing other people's spaces). What do you think? What else?