The time has come for end of the year reflections, lists, projections, resolutions, etc. I’m going to keep mine short and sweet and throw in a giveaway, to boot!
2010 was, without a doubt, the worst year of my life. (For those that don’t know, my dad passed away on 1/3/10 which set the tone for my year.) I tried to write an end of the year post that ENDED on a happy note, at least, but every post I tried to write was just filled with sadness about this year so I scrapped that idea. Instead of doing a 2010 wrap up, I’m just going to look forward to 2011!
I have high hopes for 2011, folks! It is going to be better than 2010; I believe it and I’m speaking it into existence! This past year, while being tinged with sadness , had some very good moments. I met WONDERFUL people both online and in real life that helped to keep me sane and smiling when I didn’t think it was possible. I got a job after having been unemployed for close to a year. I started a blog. I finished a sprint triathlon. I did NaNoWriMo for the first time and won! I bowed to Tweer pressure (Twitter Peer Pressure) and tried several new authors that I’d never read before and found some new obsessions. I’m going to take all the best things of 2010 & use them to make 2011 effin fantastic! A few of my 2011 plans:
1) I’m going to spend a lot of time on Twitter. And I don’t feel bad about it AT ALL. That’s where my tweeps are! And I love my tweeps! Twitter is also the reason I now read Karen Marie Moning, Jeaniene Frost, Gini Koch, Carolyn Crane and Larissa Ione so it can’t be a bad thing, right? I’m going to be doing more cheering for my Cowboys and Orangemen, squeeing, screaming, DM’ing, commiserating, laughing, discovering and learning this year on Twitter with my tweeps and I can’t wait!
2) I’m going to write more. This is always on my list of resolutions but this is the first year that I really did something about it. Thanks to Adrienne at DrensBSpot for giving me that final nudge I needed to finally do NaNoWriMo this year. Now that I have, I realize I have stories in me that must come out! This year, I’m going to finish the trilogy that was started with my NaNo novel.
3) I’m doing another sprint triathlon. It was something I never considered I’d be able to do and I’m still in awe that I did it. I owe so much thanks to my sisters and the wonderful women of Tri It For Life because I most assuredly would not have been able to do it without them. The wheels kinda fell off of my exercise wagon right after I finished the tri but 2011 will be full of training for the next one.
4) I’m going to do more pimping here on Penny Pimpin’! The only goal I had for my blog when I started it was to have a place to talk about some of my favorite things with some of my favorite people and I met that goal! This year, my goal is to do it a little more often. Heh heh. And I’m going to start doing reviews. I think. I don’t know if I have the heart to do reviews because I’m always afraid I’ll offend the author or the readers that loved a book if I don’t like it. I’m going to give it a try, though.
And speaking of pimping…there has been one thing that I have pimped more than anything else all year…on this blog…on Twitter…on Facebook…at work….to total strangers……I think you know of what I speak. It’s a little show….with this guy….and some motorcycles….. :-) If you’ve spent any time with me this year in any way, then you know I’m talking about Sons of Anarchy! Its an obsession, plain and simple. I have pimped it…HARD…all year and it has also been one of my joys of the year; watching it, discussing it and pimping it! And I plan to carry that into the new year. In fact, I’m going to start the year off with some major pimpage; I’ve giving away season one of Sons of Anarchy on DVD!
I mean, what kind of pimp would I be if I didn’t offer a little taste to get someone addicted?!?! Oh…hang on…wait….I think that’s a PUSHER…not a PIMP….ahem. Hmph. Well, shoot…same difference; I PUSH Sons of Anarchy too! Tee hee! If you’d like to win the DVD, just leave a comment about something positive from 2010 that you plan to carry into 2011 & don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you if you win. You don’t have to be a follower to enter but I’d appreciate it if you’d become a follower if you aren’t one already. The contest ends Sunday 1/2/11 at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be drawn using Random.org. I purchased the DVD from Amazon.com and already have it in my possession and will be mailing it to the winner.
Well, that’s it. Goodbye 2010. Hello 2011! Hope to have a great year with all of you wonderful folks out there! Thank you for stopping by! Happy New Year to all who are celebrating! Be safe and have fun!! Talk to you next year!