Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2010. I can’t believe another year has already passed and we are gearing up for a fresh new start. I must say that 2009 wasn’t bad, but I was ready for a change. I think that with each year we try to usher in new resolutions to either lose weight, stop drinking, smoking or whatever other vices we have. I didn’t make a resolution this year. I thought it was important to focus on me and what I stand for. What kind of mark will I leave on this world when I die? What kind of person am I?

I turned 35 last week and I started to say “I’m 35 and all the way live”. It means that I am changing and evolving right before your eyes. I am not the same person I was last year or even last week. I will be better than last year and have more style and sophistication now that I am older. I will represent who I am and want to be at all times. I will not succumb to pettiness or hold grudges. I will evaluate relationships and determine if they are relevant or not. I will choose who I will have in my inner circle and who will be in the stands. I will not lie or keep secrets to spare your pain. I will be open and honest with you so that we both can move on.

I’m blessed to have survived 35 years with minimal scars. I have a wonderful husband, a beautiful and rambunctious toddler and many family and friends who always have my back. I need to stand up and be and do better. Recognize and rejoice in your blessings and success and remember that in 2010 it comes from within.