So yesterday I was watching the 11p news and saw that it was “Good Riddance Day.”
According to this post from NPR,
“The day is designed to say goodbye to the worst memories of 2012. In New York Friday, a mobile shredding truck along with a dumpster and sledgehammer, will help you say goodbye to things you don’t need heading into the new year.”
I thought about what I would say good riddance to. I mean there’s been a lot that I’ve done away this year. I’ve gotten healthier, ran a bunch of races, got pregnant. In general, a lot of things I’m proud of and have no real regrets for 2012. But there were some lingering habits from years past…
I say good riddance to…
…My crazy boozehound days. Though I gave up “heavy drinking” when I stopped working in DC or mostly when Adam went to BCT, I had a couple of lapses in the early spring….noticeably no further lapses since May or so. I do miss a good glass of wine though – (will just make it that much sweeter and tasty once I’m able to safely drink again), I never want to go back to that feeling of being out of control and 2012 really taught me a lot about appreciating my limits and setting boundaries for myself.
…Toxic people. I’ve surrounded myself by an amazing group of people from work, Junior League, old friends, new friends and family and I couldn’t be more appreciative of them. No more surrounding myself with people who are bad influences or who are otherwise unsupportive of myself and my decisions.
…Excuses for slacking on workouts. I’m not going crazy on the workouts these days for obvious reasons, but when I get back to hitting the pavement, I will be much more appreciative of the miles I log since I will have spent 6+ long months of not running. No excuses…play like a champion. I miss you running, I miss you a lot and I take back all of those mornings that I slept in instead of going out for that scheduled run (this is me blowing my neglected Newton’s a kiss. /end nerdiness).
…Bad debt. When hubs and I got married and we both had a lot of debt from post-college low paying jobs. Which somehow, is a problem we still haven’t grown out of (the low paying jobs I mean…), but we’re on track to pay off a large chunk of it before March which is a really good feeling. Time to keep up the momentum and keep cutting back in life.
…Being a bad blogger. I’m so passionate about blogging but I let myself get overwhelmed by work, life, and other things and let blogging go by the wayside. I (and this is not meant to sound egotistical) think I have a good voice, and really want to make something out of the blog. If I put time and energy into it, I think that’s doable. Time to stop slacking and procrastinating and make something big out of this.