Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and New Years. For most people today it's time to get back to work and back to real pants. I don't know about you but the past few weeks have been a sugar and treat binge. Yes I've been to they gym and have gone on a few runs, I'm sure it's staved off the worst and only resulted in my pants in being a little bit tight instead of unwearable.

I know what I need to do, now to actually do it. Today starts day 1. No more treat-a-palooza. Whole Foods and no processed crap.

I've also been thinking a lot about what I accomplished in 2014 and what I wanted in 2015. At the beginning of 2014 I knew I wanted to get a new job and go back into managing sales people. I also wanted to put myself back on track salary-wise and get to where I would have been if I hadn't gone into training. I also wanted to get back into running after my injury and  complete the Tobacco Road Half marathon. I'm pretty pleased that I accomplished all of those things.

Now on to 2015. I've been thinking a lot about what I want and 2 things keep coming to mind.

1. Be Fearless

There are times when I find myself thinking that I can't do something and when I try, it's not a problem. For example, the other night in Body Pump the instructor told us to put our toes up on the bench and do push-ups. My first thought was "HELL NO"! But I did it and didn't have a problem banging out 8 toes-on-bench push-ups. 

It's dumb things like that that I want to be fearless about. There's also some other non-dumb things that I also need to overcome and not be afraid of but that might be a post for another day.

It's easy to say you can't do something. It's easy to let notions get in the way of doing something that will make you happy. Getting out there is the hard part and something I want to work on in 2015.

2. Be Creative

I used to think of myself as a pretty creative person. I did crafty stuff, I sang, I acted, heck I even was in a small movie. I kid you not, I have an IMBD credit for a local film called Citizen Pratt. I got paid $100 and if you Google me it'll come up. 

But I haven't done any of that in a long time. I don't know why. Other things took up my time. I had a bad theater experience; my evening time was replaced with going to the gym 4-5x a week. Free time was taken up with sorority tasks. The more time that passes the more I miss that creative spark and I want to recapture some of that in 2015.

When I decide to do something, I need to make a giant leap and do it. On the 16th I'll be embracing being fearless and being creative when I audition for Rent at the local theater. 

I haven't been on stage in a very long time and haven't done a singing audition in even longer. I'm not where I need to be vocally and I have less than 2 weeks to get in shape. I don't expect to get a lead (even though I'd make a fantastic Maureen) and I might need to take a shot or 2 before I get up there, but I'm going to do it!

Thankfully I have a musician husband who will get me into fighting shape and ply me with liquor to get me on stage. Now all I need to do is pick out my audition song. I'm a belter so thins should be fun.

Wish me luck!

Do you have any resolutions this year?


  1. What awesome goals, love it. Can't wait to hear about your audition!

  2. I like the Be Fearless... I need more of that attitude in my life.

    1. I think it's really easy not to do something and there's usually a multitude of reasons why we shouldn't. But it all boils down to fear. I need to realize what it is and overcome it.

  3. Yay!!! I have been toying with just going to the local theatre more often. I did the whole local pittsburgh theatre thing when I was younger. I miss it. Kaylor wants to do it here and we are lo

  4. Thanks! I'm totally with you. I know that the gym will make me feel better but I love my sweatpants too!

  5. Thanks! I'm super nervous about going. You should totally take Kaylor to a local theater, I bet she'd have a blast!

  6. Real pants are so overrated. Good luck at your audition!

    1. Thank you!! I agree, pants aren't necessary. I'd really rather put on a pair of tights and a dress any day.