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I resolve to live it up!

It can be pretty profound hearing about “untimely” deaths and seeing really tragic events take place right at the end of the year. I’m normally pensive and reflective as it is, but when I take a moment to consider how life really is a journey, I begin to think about making the journey more meaningful.

Life is short. Life is beautiful. Life is precious. If anything this past year has taught me, its that you can plan all you want but sometimes you have to just enjoy life as it comes.

I resolve to focus less on what is missing because it takes away from appreciating what’s not missing.

I have a propensity to plan everything and I try to take small, calculated risks (Exciting, I know, it’s how I roll!) Throwing caution to the wind can actually be a fun thing (within reason?), so I would love to see what happens when I try it.

I can only make one dating resolution that I know has a high success rate: Have fun. That’s it. What about you? Do you think making resolutions work?

What does the new year make you think about?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Blog

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2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 29th, 2010
8:40 am

G’morning…

“What does the new year make you think about?”

To be honest, absolutely nothing! shoot, I thank GOD for everyday, not just January 1st!

DreamsMaterialize

December 29th, 2010
8:58 am

Do you think making resolutions work?
Nope. The trend will be exactly the same in the gym this year as it’s been every year. I’ll have to go extra early to beat the “resolvers” fro about two months, and then everything will back the way it was.

I don’t get into making resolutions. EVERY day brings new opportunity, and the new year is as good as any other day to make a change in your life.

M. (pronouced M dot)

December 29th, 2010
8:59 am

Good day. I think the only dating resolution is to just have fun and go out with no expectations. I think this helps me relax and takes a lot of pressure off. It is a lot easier to go out and not expecting that this may be my potential serious relationship. So I resolve to just have fun and keep my dating lighthearted!

DJ

December 29th, 2010
8:59 am

Enter your comments here

Celisea

December 29th, 2010
9:01 am

Good morning,

Previous new year turnovers have always made me reflect on the many folks that met their appointed time and did not have the opportunity to cross over in seeing the new year and a new day. To be honest, in reflecting, dating is really nowhere on the list. I think about opportunities…missed and taken…and the grace that allowed and protected and I do think, honestly think there will come a year where I won’t cross over into the new and from there I pray that I’m ready and all is in order.

DJ Demi

December 29th, 2010
9:03 am

It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes two to make it outta sight
Hit it!

My name is DEMI, I gotta real funky concept
Listen up, ’cause I’m gonna keep you in step
I got an idea
That I wanna share
You don’t like it? So what, I don’t care
I’m number one, the uno, I like comp
Bring all the suckers ’cause all them I’ll stomp
Bold and black but I won’t protect
All of my followers ’cause all I want is respect
I’m not a doctor, put them in rapture
A slick brother that can easy outfox ya
Cause I’m DEMI, the last name GODDY, yeah
And on the mike, I’m known to be the freshest
So let’s start, it shouldn’t be too hard
I’m not a sucker so I don’t need a bodyguard
I won’t fess, wear a bulletproof vest
Don’t smoke buddha, can’t stand sess, yes…

I am whatever you say I am

December 29th, 2010
9:10 am

Mernin!
I resolve to live life to it’s fullest!

Purple Rain

December 29th, 2010
9:15 am

Fion and others, check the notes from yesterday. I told you all the Vikings would win!!

SlimNumeroUno

December 29th, 2010
9:18 am

Morning, (will be in and out today)

2C – cosign on that post…New Year’s Resolutions are more like temp-to-hire goals. Yeah once you subscribe to whatever you want to change, you’re all excited about the possibility to maintain it(or to get on full-time)…However, next thing you know, you’re back to the same ole same ole

I just want to be happy!

Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 29th, 2010
9:19 am

Morning Everyone!!

New Years is my favorite holiday, just something about it that I absolutely love. As far as resolutions, I believe they can work if you are realistic and committed to it. Certain trends go without fail like Dreams mentioned (thank goodnes for Anytime Fitness so I can avoid those crowds). I look at the new year as a time to reflect on last year and prepare for the year ahead.

As far as dating resolutions….havent even thought about that

I am whatever you say I am

December 29th, 2010
9:19 am

Booooooooooooooo I wanted Eagles to win!

LorDemi

December 29th, 2010
9:20 am

Purple…good game overall…Viks will lose the next game though

Blackfoote

December 29th, 2010
9:25 am

Purp:

Looks like they got a qb for next year he looks better than T Jackson.

Good Morning All

Celisea

December 29th, 2010
9:27 am

Who mentioned Anytime Fitness? I love that place. There was one in Smyrna that closed and you know I panicked (not that I even frequent that often) because I just thought it “closed”…it’s NEVER big crowd there. I just happen to take the back roads to Blue Moon (haaay SexyCool) and stumbled up on the new location.

Fion

December 29th, 2010
9:29 am

Celisea _9:01 post

Well said

TenderRoni

December 29th, 2010
9:30 am

Morning All,
I wouldn’t say I do New Year’s resolutions, but I do become more reflective of live and myself towards this time of year. I like to bring in the new year with having plans and goals for my future. But I don’t wait until Jan.1st to start. I have already started, I beleive in immediate action.

My dating resolve, is ,if and when I decide to date again, would be to stop having a causal dating attitude. I will state my intentions upfront, and if we are not on the same page I will run!

Fion

December 29th, 2010
9:31 am

Purple_ who knew Joe Webb would be the secret weapon! lol
Good call.

Blackfoote

December 29th, 2010
9:35 am

WHy I have the feeling the Falcons will get upset by the Panthers and lose the no. one seed and fall to no. five that just aint right.

Power Thought

December 29th, 2010
9:36 am

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it — would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
— Ralph Marston, The Daily Motivator

Celisea

December 29th, 2010
9:41 am

Fion – Thanks :)

DreamsMaterialize

December 29th, 2010
9:41 am

Fion you were talking about investment the yesterday…check historical gold prices. Gold appreciated 3% in the last three weeks alone. It appreciated 30% in the last year, and 420% over the last ten years.

Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 29th, 2010
9:44 am

Celisea – I LOVE Anytime Fitness!! That place is a God-send for sure!! I can go anytime I want, not have to wait on machines or have anyone trying to strike up a conversation. I love it

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
9:46 am

don’t shoot me, but it baffles me how ppl react when someone dies! example… a famous person. we’re all gonna pass one day. no one lives forever. everybody has a date. the only thing you have control over is how you live your life. make it the best you can. go and do things you’ve never done b4. see or call the ppl that matter most. my favorite… SAY WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO SAY!!!

Celisea

December 29th, 2010
9:47 am

Mo – Me too!! Do you have a membership? I wouldn’t commit because I’m don’t frequent enough to get out what I pay in. At the other location I would pay $5 to hit the treadmill. I wonder if this location will let me do that

LorDemi

December 29th, 2010
9:49 am

I am…SUP

Heeeeeeeeeeey Mo!!!…said in my best Cole from Martin Demi is working anotha double…I am legally a hustlin my way into a LED 3D TV DAAAAAAAAWG!!!! Fugg HITACHI!!!

LorDemi

December 29th, 2010
9:57 am

Beautiful…sup beh…how’s cali?

if it doesn’t warm up soon…Imma invest in a trip to Hawaii…my soon to be 3D porn collections can wait..

I am whatever you say I am

December 29th, 2010
9:57 am

cba

December 29th, 2010
9:58 am

Dreams, so true about the gym and new year. There was an article about a couple of years ago and it was saying that the regulars should just be patient and tolerant because in a couple of months, things will be back to normal. But, as it stated, we all had to start somewhere.

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
10:01 am

gmorn Alvin!!! xoxo…

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 29th, 2010
10:02 am

Beautiful, now that I can agree with….

Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 29th, 2010
10:02 am

Celisea – I take full advantage of the ‘anytime’ part, LOL! Ive been at 5am, 11pm and every time in between. Check and see if they will but I went for the membership since I know I can just get up and go, literally.

Heeeeeeey Chocolate Baby! How’s it going? Ya’ll swamped with OT?

Purple Rain – you did call that, I wasnt expecting the Vikings to pull that off but DAYUM!!

DreamsMaterialize

December 29th, 2010
10:03 am

But, as it stated, we all had to start somewhere.
cba we all have a differnt path. I started in an April.

I am whatever you say I am

December 29th, 2010
10:04 am

Enter your comments here

Celisea

December 29th, 2010
10:06 am

Thanks Mo…yeah I love that part too

I am whatever you say I am

December 29th, 2010
10:07 am

Dreams: pop open the blog bar. I need eggnog eggstraw spiked! Nothing like the hair of the dog that bit me

I am whatever you say I am

December 29th, 2010
10:08 am

suppers Purple

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
10:11 am

@2C… i love me some you!

resolutions… not making any. a waste of my time. will jus do my best and make it a memorable year. :)

LorDemi

December 29th, 2010
10:17 am

…it was saying that the regulars should just be patient and tolerant because in a couple of months, things will be back to normal.

I dislike those newyearcomeforafewmonthsandquitnewbies…I feel bishslappin half of them for machine hoggin while talkin on their cell, for not knowing what the heck they’re doing, and looking stupid while not knowing what the heck they’re doing!!!!

Mo…you’re cute, so you don’t count…but the rest, %^&& them!!!

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 29th, 2010
10:19 am

awww, thank you, Beautiful….

Celisea

December 29th, 2010
10:20 am

I just had a “what the heck” moment this morning…slightly anyway

Okay dude beat my friend out for the job and since getting here he’s been holed up in his office….chilling (his words). I send him a few emails of things he need to do this morning and he pays me a visit and “jokingly” says “you killing me with all this work” ummmm, is that not why you were hired? It’s the holidays and quite light compared to the norm. I’m sensing something, got it before today but I ain’t gon call it cause that would be me projecting negativity. Yeen get hired though to straight chill. With big drawers and money comes great responsibility…..okay, I’m done.

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
10:24 am

dis right here cracks me the heck up… *This blog explores dating and relationships in today’s society and includes comments from an active adult community. If you’re offended by our frank discussion, try our other blogs.*

LOL!!!

LorDemi

December 29th, 2010
10:25 am

Mo…yes, I am try to get all the ot I can get, and i am working ot on new year day…Demi is now doing that NeYo’s dance to the bank

My credit card co is p!ss i am paying them before the 30 day grace period is over…them bishes aint collecting fee on De-M-I, no sir-i-e

Fion

December 29th, 2010
10:31 am

Beautiful_”SAY WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO SAY!!!

“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out”
Winston Churchill

BlackMagicWoman

December 29th, 2010
10:31 am

Hola Beyotches! :lol:

I schlept it into work through some still yet unplowed parts to come to the ghost town. I am getting paid to lollygag! Oh well In other news…due to my debilatating headaches that landed in the ER on Monday..I have Vicodin. Had to pop one this mornign as soon as I got to work. Now all I need is the Henny/wild cherry Pepsi that I had last night with one and my headache should go away. But for now…I am ok! Who says booze and pills don’t match? :lol:

On topic: I try to enjoy life…even when it sucks! It’s been a sucky year and a half for me. But My chicas know how to party and make the most of what I have. Instead of feeling down and depressed about what I DON’T have…I try to focus on what I DO have. I do have good health (minus a few little things). I have places to live in 2 different states. I have a vehicle. A wardrobe/shoes that could fashionably clothe a small country. I have my many talents. I have my family and friends…even though they are all a few fries short of a Happy Meal….then again so am I. :lol: And most of all I have life and time to try to get the things I want and dream of. There are plenty of folks who do not have that option. I am trying to be optimistic that next year will be better than this one. I usually go away to the Caribbean for my birthday….but I was not able to do that this year. But instead I went to Atlantic City with my girls and just enjoyed the time spent with them. Maybe next year I will have a signifigant other in my life and we can make that trip together. If not…no sweat, my girls and I can go and have a ball! Don’t sweat the small stuff! Carpe Diem! Put on a costume just cause and go out and sing karaoke and get drunk and make a video of it. Then play it anytime you feel down because at that moment you felt nothing but good! It will make you laugh. Trust me. I look at the pictures and videos of my friends and I when I need a good laugh!

DreamsMaterialize

December 29th, 2010
10:32 am

I am spiked egg nog it is. you working this morning? cuz this right here will get you fired. lol

Fion

December 29th, 2010
10:33 am

“I can only make one dating resolution that I know has a high success rate: Have fun. That’s it.”

(with a British accent) “by Job I think she’s got it!”

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 29th, 2010
10:35 am

Demi….nah, bruh, they (credit card companies) don’t like it when we beat them at their own game…

I am whatever you say I am

December 29th, 2010
10:37 am

Thanks Dreams!!!! :wink:
You should have tasted the eggnog concoction I brewed up last night.
Illegal in 50 states, I promise!!!!!
Shoot! Crunk can’t even handle it!

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 29th, 2010
10:39 am

Beautiful (this is the most we’ve spoken in a long time), the irony about the blog disclaimer is that you hear worse things said on network t.v., than what we’re allowed to say here!!!!

I am whatever you say I am

December 29th, 2010
10:40 am

……going to clean my house
after one okay two, three, fugg it four shots of this egg nog