Monday, January 5, 2009

Off to a Great Start!

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I had an absolutely perfect time with my family during my trip to Chicago. Although the weather caused a bit of concern initially, ultimately I arrived safely.

I can't believe it's 2009!! There are quite a few things that I hope to accomplish within the next 12 months considering it will be my last full year in my fabulous 20s!

What are your hopes and goals for this year? Do you ever make resolutions? If so, do you ever keep them?

Here are a few of mine:


Enhance BGG!


Write more!


Make more time to call family & friends (some don't count texting as communicating! LOL) Me with my cousins and sister (orange).


Take Spanish lessons (I know a little, but not enough!)


Travel abroad (at least once this year)!

26 comments:

Wes said...

Sounds like a plan to me! Welcome back and Happy New Year- All the best in 2009!

kay* said...

oooh welcome back and happy new year!

all of your goals sound totally doable and great. mine include: taking a photography class, spending more QUALITY time with my siblings and god daughter, perhaps starting my own business, and continuing to travel at least twice a year.

here's to 09'

Tamstyles said...

I usually FLUNK the test every year. I hope this year to really stick to it. I hope you get it all done..focus focus focus, as they say. I need to take my own advice. By April things kinda start sliding..Thanks again for the blog add!

Sherita said...

Welcome Back and Happy New Year to all! I plan to workout more and eat healthier. I need to travel too! I told my husband we are definitely taking a cruise this year.

Kwana said...

Happy New Year BG! That's a great list. I plan on just doing my best and working on me a bit more. Thanks for your wonderful blog. Looking forward to a great year with you.

T said...

YAY! You're back! Happy New Year! These are great goals. Best wishes for a fab year.

B said...

Welcome back!! All of us bloggers took much needed hiatuses, uh? I love it!! I'm glad that you enjoyed time back home and I'll say that your resolutions sound fab!! You and your friends are lovely and if you never need any help in the Spanish speaking department...hit me up! It was my minor in college. Happy Monday!!

MakeupByRenRen said...

great resolutions...i think you can definitely accomplish them :) i want to give my blog a little facelift too :)

antithesis said...

those all sound good to me. my 2009 will be about simplicity. scaling back and getting quality without quantity.

K-Bear said...

BGG, I missed you and I'm happy to know you had a well deserved break. I love your resolutions and I'm pretty sure you'll accomplish them all. I make resolutions every year some are successful some not. This year I plan to improve my outward appearance so that it matches my fabulous spirit and soul! I will need your help with that! I plan to give back to the community some how since I'm so blessed and I also plan to open myself up to new friends which is tough for me since I'm a hermit! God bless 2009!

Calming Corners said...

Happy New Year! I plan to learn spanish too! Spending more time with my loved ones. Sustaining my writing career and staying healthy. Yes and some travel too. :)

xo,
CC

Jay said...

Happy New Year, and yes your goals are right on point! I really want to spend more time with my family and especially my friends, I want to make new friends. I want to enhance my spiritual life, and make amends with a few people.... And I also want to save some money so I can buy a bigger home.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Oh yes, I really need to save money too!!! Starting tomorrow! LOL

Ananda said...

Happy New Year! I affirm your expansion of Karla, the woman and BGG. Peace and Love, Ananda

Skinnamon Coast said...

We have shared resolutions! All of those were on my list as well, in addition to not settling. It is possible to be fulfilled in every way. Let's all kick a$$ in 2009!

Anjela - Beauty Editor said...

Happy New Year to you as well! Can't wait to read BGG in 2009!

AZ said...

OMG that is a fabulous picture of you!!! You look gorgoeus.

I can't wait for 2009 BGG. I am setting it as my homepage!

Jeanie said...

BGG, you need to go abroad to India. You'd love it. Maybe me, you and AD can hit up India in the near future.

Jeanie said...

Oops. forgot to post my 2009 resolution. The passport distracted me! It's to stay fit, apply to a doctorate program, advance to the next phase of my career, and seriously think about having a baby :)

that guy said...

Happy New Year!!!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Jeanie - I know my husband wishes having a baby was on my list...maybe one day soon...who knows! LOL

Dominican Enigma said...

Great Goals babe! Happy new Year. We missed you!

MeMe said...

Love the photo of you with the fam. You BGs look great!

This year I am going to focus on living a healthier lifestyle i.e. eat better, work out more...the usual.

I would like to do some traveling abroad myself. I also absolutely have to visit my BFF.

Oh, and I have to find time to read more for my personal pleasure (I'm a teacher so I read all the time, but usually it's what my students are reading).

2009, here we go!

AshleyNicoleW Blogs said...

First off, Happy New Year!
-I never keep the resolutions I make every year, but I do have a few personal goals (like to stop procrastinating LOL) that I hope to achieve by the end of they year.

Glad to see you back BGG!

kitty (still vodka) said...

believe it or not i was going to try to drink less. and i dont mean water. i mean the toxins that sometimes come with an umbrella straw. oooh i might even have to change my name.

lymariposa said...

Welcome Back! I think i'll keep my resolutions simple, like finishing decorating my apt by the end of the year, I think that'll be enough time ;o)