plans and resolutions for 2010

I would like to set myself up for success, so I tried to make a list of plans and resolutions that are realistic and achievable. I put enough pressure on myself for everything to be perfect as it is, so I definitely don’t want to add any stress to my life.


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1. Run the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston with another bloggy friend at the end of March. (Better get started on this!)

2. Visit the gym (I joined today!) at least four times per week.

3. Make healthy choices. This should benefit Todd and me.

4. Become a better wife and mommy. My boys are the most important people in my life, but I need to start doing more to show my appreciation. This includes making dinner more often– and healthy dinner, of course!

5. Continue to grow Blue-Eyed Bride.

6. Figure out a way to create more space at our current home or begin the process of moving to a larger home– in the suburbs.

7. Be less critical and more spontaneous. I’ve come a long way with being less critical, trust me. Spontaneity is more difficult with a baby that goes to bed at 7:00 p.m., but I’m sure I can figure it out!

8. Take some cooking classes so I can become more comfortable preparing things that are a little out of my comfort zone.

9. Join the choir. It’s the right time!

10. Become more aware of who I am and who I am supposed to be. I change a little bit every year and a huge piece of my life changed this year. I like to think that I’m the same person, but it’s hard to be the same person when so much of your life and your time is spent caring for another. I am a child of God and that will never change.


1. There is a fun Charleston trip scheduled for the end of March! I will be meeting other bloggers there again, and will be running the Cooper River Bridge Run.

2. Todd and I are going to NYC and Boston in May for our two year anniversary. I’ll have to cowgirl up and leave Hudson behind for a few days. I’m sad just thinking about it.

3. I am so excited about attending BlogHer in NYC this year with some of my favorite bloggers.

4. I’ll be having another surgery in early 2010– and hopefully all of this will be behind me.

5. A mommy/baby blogger meet up is in the works for 2010 and I’m so excited. These three women have been such a source of encouragement for me this year and it’s about time we met each other and arranged the marriages of our children!

6. I mentioned yesterday that I’ll be chairing my JL committee this year. That should take up a hefty chunk of time.


What are your resolutions for 2010? Anything exciting planned?

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  1. says

    I love reading your blog. I just stumbled upon it. I am new to the blogging world…as in new, I have yet to blog. ha-ha. You have wonderful resolutions! Mine, is to start my blog off, travel more and enjoy the simple things in life each day.

  2. says

    I need to write mine out too… My mind is wrapped around welcoming our first daughter in March. I’m so excited / nervous! I also hope to return to my norma size / weight by my 32nd b*day in October. I think that’s attainable with having the baby 7 months before. We shall see!! Like you, I’d also like to become more comfortable in the kitchen and learn how to better prepare meals for our family.
    Happy New Year, Erin! I’m so happy to have “met” you through your blog-I always love reading it.

  3. says

    I am supposed to be going to Tennessee for a few days tomorrow but my sister is about to pop a baby out so I am not sure I am actually going to go. But cooking more and healthier is one of my resolutions too.

  4. A Walk with the Marshalls says

    Gosh I miss you all so much! I’ve got to get myself together and hop back into the blog world or find time to tweet more. Maybe I’ll add that to my list for 2010!! 🙂 I can’t wait for our baby marriage trip – hahahahaha….

  5. says

    You have some great resolutions and plans for 2010! The mommy/babby meet up sounds like fun!!!
    I have so many resolutions for this year and I am hoping to getting around to posting them all today. Best of luck with all your resolutions!
    Happy 2010!!!

  6. says

    I just want to say that finding your blog this year has been such a blessing! I love following you 🙂

    Here’s a to a happy 2010! I hope you find yourself blessed this year! I especially like your cooking goal, that has been one area where I blossomed this past year. And I love it! Spending time in the kitchen has become a real hobby for me, not a chore.

    Happy new year!!

  7. says

    I hope to pay off some of our wedding debt, work on being a better wife while working full time and going to school part-time, and get back on the WW wagon.

  8. says

    Sounds like some great resolutions! I’m really interested in doing the bridge run this year, I would love to meet you and other bloggy friends there! When are you guys coming to Charleston?

  9. says

    Erin, I wanted to let you know that I posted an easy, big occasion dinner menu on my blog today. I thought it might inspire you for your next date night with Todd!!

  10. says

    Good luck with your resolutions! If you are looking for easy, healthy recipes my favorite sources are Everyday Food and Cooking Light.

    Happy New Year!

  11. says

    I am a brand new blogger (one of my new year plans) but I have been a follower for a while now and have left you an award on my blog! Happy twenty-ten!

  12. says

    FANTASTIC lists and I can’t wait to meet you in person 🙂 YAY! and arranged marriages-awesome!!
    I need to make a list like this and keep up with it! 🙂 Resolutions that is!

  13. says

    These are all such wonderful goals! I like how you have big picture and smaller detail stuff! I especially like the trip to NYC scheduled in there 😉 Yay meeting in 2010!

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