Thursday, January 05, 2006
Fresh Start
::So this is the new year. And i don't feel any different. The clanking of crystal Explosions off in the distance (in the distance). So this is the new year And I have no resolutions For self assigned penance For problems with easy solutions, Death Cab::


A friend was giving me a hard time about setting New Year's goals. He claims he isn't that "motivated" which is probably the same reason he isn't in post, post graduate school. I don't think of myself as an overly motivated person. I procrastinate a lot, have lazy tendencies and waste a lot of time (happily) doing nothing. However, I always enter the New Year with great hope. This is going to be the year that I banish all my vices and live a year of the utmost productivity and joy.

One of Drew's favorite stories to tell was that the New Year of 2004 brought some soul searching for he and his friend Mike. They committed to being a little bit more serious and (maybe) finding a special someone. A month and a half later, I walked into the bar and we reconnected. The rest is history. He said he new 2004 would be a great year as 4 is his lucky number. I love that story because it is a great example of someone who took the New Year as an opportunity to alter his lifestyle slightly. Sure, he had no idea some overly friendly woman would approach him in a bar and start yelling at him for owning an SUV. But we both know that the Drew of 2001 or 2002...even 2003 wouldn't have been ready for the Kristen of 2004. However, January 1st, 2004 brought the Drew of 2004--the man who was fit to become my fiancé. Thank god for setting goals in honor of the New Year!

I am very happy with the Kristen of 2005. I like where I am in my life. Wouldn't change very many things--if any. However, I have taken the past week as an opportunity to start fresh. I've cleaned out my car, cleaned the condo from top to bottom, cleaned out some closets, gave myself a pedicure, deep conditioned my hair, got organized. I like projects. I like setting goals. I like reaching them even more. Kristen of 2006 is basking in the glow of infinite possibilities.


9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

;)

Anonymous Sarah said...

im not going to lie but the thought of you becoming MORE organized...is scary.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay everybody - raise your hand if you have never run across the street at 2am and pushed over a construction barrel, and triumphantly thrown your arms in your first act of rebellion.
...not so fast kristen.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

kristen broke the law...there is a first for everything...now that gives me more incentive to be rebellious

Anonymous Kourtney said...

Please tell me you were speaking spanish while doing this so if caught you could say that you didn't understand that law! Mom would be so proud ;)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay it is time to stop playing Xbox poker and actually write a post!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

kristen 2006 i think your rez should be to update more regularly;)

Blogger kristen said...

look people, its been four days since i've posted...back OFF

Anonymous Kourtney said...

um obviously Kristen's res was not to stay calm :)

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