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Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012

With 2011 firmly in the rear view mirror, I was SO ready for 2012 to come rolling in... and instead, I was asleep by 1015p on New Years Eve, sick. I spent the first 2 weekends of the year sick... with what is now bronchitis and pneumonia. Yay me. But, being sick, laying low and spending a lot of time at home has given me a lot of time to think, process, and check out of 2011.  And what a year it was. I learned a lot about myself and I learned that it's ok to "fail". I failed in a big way this year with my weight loss progress. As much as I'm not ok with that, I actually am. I learned what to do differently this year. I learned how I learn, how I process, how I'm motivated. 

I've found this blog to be cathartic, but there are a lot of things I can't talk about (work, look up Dooced), things I won't talk about (the guy in my life, out of respect), and don't want to talk about (whatever the hell I choose!). In thinking about the "restrictions" I realized there are a lot of things I can talk about... or thing... ME! And then I can look back on what I've written and learn and process and take it all in. 

I thought about moving the blog, I thought about starting over, but then I thought about the name. Checking Out, Checking In. I checked out of 2011 and checked into 2012. I checked out of who I used to be and checked into who I am now. So it's sticking! 

What to expect this year? I don't know... but I'm planning to be more active and write more. Maybe quick blogs, and some may be longer and in depth, but I want to use this as my own sounding board. Maybe more pics - of life in general. 

One things I CAN say, as soon as I have doctors ok, I'm hitting the gym, cardio and hopefully running (hello bad knee). Joining a new gym too.... Oh and there will, I hope, blurbs about learning to be more frugal and spending less money and saving more! 

So welcome to 2012 with me! 


4 comments:

  1. What...in your recap of the good, the bad, the ugly of 2011, CONES didn't even get an honorable mention? ;)

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  2. Yay Meg! I could use some tips on being frugal and spending less and saving more too. I can only write about work in a general sense. I work with kids who live in a residential home. Glad you are feeling better and can't wait to read your posts! and see some pics!!

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  3. You go girl! I may be your mom, but I'm also one of your biggest fans! Kathy was right, I don't see the mention of CONES anywhere in your blog. For me, I know they were THE BIG EVENT of my year. But, then again, I lead a quiet (read mostly dull) life. Love you.

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