02 January 2014

Its 2014 and Resolution time...

Its that time of year again... when almost all blog posts start out with that first sentence. To be honest I haven't really been in the holiday spirit much this past season. Who knows why I just wasn't as into the holidays as much as I normally am. I think I'll blame it on global warming and buy a new purse.

Obviously, that will make everything better. As will posting about some of my resolutions for the New Year. In fact I dub this the year or not being a scardy cat. I am going to really try to do what I want this year without being afraid of what others think or might do because of it. I am really going to try and live my life for me and the Hubbs of course.

I took a day off of work recently and the Hubbs and I went on a day date to the movies. Can I tell you how awesome matinee's are?! Cheaper tickets for the same movie you were going to see at 7 and less people in the theater. If you get a chance do it, it's a win. But that is besides the point. The point is we went to see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I had heard decent reviews but nothing off the charts. Honestly, I loved it. It's one of my favorites of 2013 and it might be one of my all time favorites. It was one of those movies that was exactly what I needed at the time in my life. It made me think and it made me want to change the way I look at the world and do things. Rather than living day to day in a little bit of work monotony I really want to try and start living in the moment and make those moments really matter. For example I want to stop trying to save my paid time off for a future "what if" and start using it when I want to.

Now please don't get me wrong, I love my life. I have everything I need and so many things that I have wanted. I have been able to do things and see/ meet people that I never thought I would get to do/meet. It's just that my life is significantly different than I would have ever imagined it to be. Many things that I thought I would do, I didn't. Some things I thought I wouldn't find I found. Ergo the Hubbs that I have, he is a way cooler and better person that I thought would ever be interested in me.

I want to try and be adventurous and take risks that I never usually would. Let's not go crazy of course but there are several instances in my life where I have very safely backed away from a challenging opportunity in order to take a very safe route instead. I want to change that even if its just a little bit everyday. I want to be the person that I had always dreamed that I would be someday. I just want to make that day today. I want to start today and keep going for forever but what journey is really complete without a few fun traveling companions? Will you come with me and help to keep me on track and taking some risks? We'll be joined by a very supportive Hubbs and two drooling pack dogs but I think it will be exciting and I would love to have you along. 

In the movie, LIFE Magazine where Walter Mitty works has a motto that I really liked. The purpose of LIFE is “To see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to, to draw closer, to see and be amazed and to feel that is the purpose of life.” I love this interpretation, and I love that its open ended. It doesn't tell you why you want to do dangerous things etc. It let's you decide why you do them. It encourages you to do something, no matter what is your reason. Get out there and do it!

So rather than making a list of everything I would like to change or do this year I think starting out with a challenge to start being who I want to be and who I always thought I could be. Thanks for letting me vent... I would say it won't happen again but then I wouldn't really be being honest would I :) Happy day of new possibilities peeps, make it count and check in and let me know how things are going okay? I'll try to keep everything updated as well. I'm cooking prime rib tonight and if it bombs you best believe I'll let you know. Full disclosure is going to be great, so get ready to see a lot of failures and missteps because based on this goal this year is going to be full of them.
“To see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to, to draw closer, to see and be amazed and to feel that is the purpose of life.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/walter-mitty-dreams-up-the-purpose-of-life/#2zsutwFJh6fSz7Kt.99


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Hey y'all I am Sara otherwise known as the Desperately Happy Housewife. When I am not working I am busy crafting, blogging and re-decorating my house. I channel Lucille Ball and Lauren Graham on a daily basis to get me through the "Oh my gosh I just sewed my finger" moments that often happen. I hope you stay a while and get a chance to see what makes me desperately happy.

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