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1.01.2009

I'm so glad it's over.


I complain. A lot. Little things here and there. I caught myself yesterday and resolved to change this in the coming year. That being said, I feel totally justified in saying...I loathed 2008 and couldn't be happier to see it go. Oh, it had it's redeeming moments, but all in all I'm so glad it's over. There. I feel so much better getting that off my chest. 

I love the start of a new year. A fresh start built right into the calendar. What better post-Christmas gift could there be? I usually make more resolutions than one blog post could hope to hold. After all, this will be the year I curb spending habits, cut out the figure I've always wanted, commit to a relationship, backpack across Europe, write the next great American novel. But, it's been called to my attention that small changes sustained over a period of time result in the biggest payoff. That being said, the only resolution I'll write down (other than quieting my constant quips) is this...

I resolve to make exercise a priority. My roommate pointed out that I call going to the gym "being a good person." I'm off to be a good person I'll say. Or, more often than not, I don't feel like being a good person today. But this year--this year I resolve to be a great person, a changed person. I'm going to do it in the pool. Lap after lap I'll become better. Small changes, after all. While home in Houston, I prepared. I bought a reversible Speedo, a sleek swim cap, and those suction cup thingees known as goggles. I even took to the water twice in my final days and yes...wait for it...I feel different. 

Here's to a fantastic year in which we all resolve to be better people (in whatever form that takes)!



And now for some New Year's fun... 

People streaming away from Times Square. 






And a final self-portrait of 2008. Red lips and a short dress (not pictured)--trying new things every day!




I can't wait to see what 2009 has in store...

10 comments:

Krissa said...

I love the idea of trying new things everyday!!! Thats something I should do...and why does that scare me....haha...I need to do that!
You look gorgeous! I hope you have a great New Year!!!!

Nicole said...

You look fabulous Meg! The dress was amazing and I miss you already!

naomi megan. said...

oh meg! i am so excited you are back!!! next week, yes? so much to catch up on...

and you look so so so good in that last photo. red lips are so good on you, dear. (who did the hair? i love it.)

xo

heather said...

Um, is that my cousin Krissa up at the top?? I'll check on that later. I've gotta tell you what a doll you are!
I hope 2009 brings you goo things. :)

And the picture of the mexican food below got my mouth watering! :)

Micaela said...

GORGEOUS way to ring in the new year! :) red is YOUR color!!! you remind me of actress Claire Farloni. Cat Eyes... gorgeous!

Can i just say, I'm glad i'm not the only one who was happy to see 2008 go bye-bye. You're right, it had it's moments but for the most part? no thank you.

please 2009, please be good to me.
xo

Anonymous said...

Well yay, I'm glad you're excited for 2009, so am I, this is Rob by the way. If you really want a way to motivate yourself with exercising, I suggest a goal that isn't: I want to look hot. You like swimmimg so find an event that takes place in like three months and train for it. Also, do it for a cause, this will MAKE you do it, even when you don't TRUST ME. So many times I couldn't imagine running but thought of Jared and was like okay, you have to. And by the way, think you're gorgeous and I always have.

shilvia said...

love the self portrait!!!you look like you're out of a 1920's movie set!!!

sheila said...

I luv the popping red lipstick.

A. said...

This is funny, because I caught myself complaining about everything today: going back to work, computer problems, being cold... and then I realized, I should work harder on not complaining.

But sometimes it feels so good when I complain, just to let it out.

Hmm... a conundrum.

Happy new year!

bandojoy said...

I know this is an old post, but you look sooo much like Regina Spektor here I just had to say it!