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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

515 comments Add your comment

LorDemi

December 29th, 2010
10:48 am

I am…you clean house after quad shots of nog…that, I gotta see!!

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
10:49 am

hey Staceye!!!

@2… if you would have my back, then maybe we would speak more often! you know me more than anyone else on here. and you know how sensitive i am.

kimmie-soon to be Mrs.

December 29th, 2010
10:50 am

Morning blog gang!

I am thankful to God for allowing me to wake up healthy every day this year. I am grateful for the wonderful job I was able to continue to come to this year. My family and friends are all healthy and employed. But of course the thing I am most grateful for is the new family I’ll be joining next year!

Having lived thru some tough family tragedies in years past, I discovered early in my adulthood that life is short and precious. As a result, each year I resolve to live each day to the fullest. And not allow anyone too much of my time that does not have my best interests at heart.

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 29th, 2010
10:51 am

“@2… if you would have my back, then maybe we would speak more often! you know me more than anyone else on here. and you know how sensitive i am.”

you’re correct….and I also tell you the same thing over and over…stop being so damn sensitive!

Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 29th, 2010
10:52 am

LorDemi – why thank you! And you know I go to they gym with my game face on! I cannot chit chat with you and workout. Im an asthmatic, I need all my air while Im working out!

The Blog Bar is open? Aww shucks!

BlackMagicWoman

December 29th, 2010
10:54 am

Hey Beautiful…..girl I am going to build you a teflon vest for that heart on your sleeve chica! :lol:

I’d like to add some Coquito to the Blog Bar! MMMMM….it’s good! :lol:

cba

December 29th, 2010
10:56 am

LoriDemi, your 10:17 stated what I really wanted to say :-) You’re on the treadmill, phone in one ear and bottle of water in the other hand. Memo: Bringing bottle water to the gym and doing very little activity doesnot = weight loss. Man, I need stock in bottle water, .50 was clever.

CoolShadow

December 29th, 2010
10:56 am

I use the coming of a new year as a milestone to reflect on where I’ve been, where I’m at and where I want to go. Making resolutions can work if you can discipline yourself to stick to them and maintain them. I don’t make resolutions per se, but I do try to be resolute about how I live and conduct myself. While untimely deaths are sad and unfortunate, they can also be used as reminders to live our lives to the fullest without regrets.

I am whatever you say I am

December 29th, 2010
10:59 am

Lor” Awww…… I said I clean. didn’t say nothing about me finishing though :wink:

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
11:01 am

*girl I am going to build you a teflon vest for that heart on your sleeve chica!* :( i so hate being a Cancer.

DreamsMaterialize

December 29th, 2010
11:03 am

The Blog Bar is open? Aww shucks!
Mo what are you having? I got you.

I’d like to add some Coquito to the Blog Bar! MMMMM….it’s good!
BMW Tengo coquito mami! You might get hooked though. I actually just had some coquito on Christmas.

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 29th, 2010
11:03 am

Beautiful, have you ever considered therapy?

Celisea

December 29th, 2010
11:04 am

Not the couch

LorDemi

December 29th, 2010
11:04 am

Ms.Eyes!!!! How be you be?!?!

Celisea

December 29th, 2010
11:04 am

That can be more of a detriment than help….for some

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
11:06 am

bwahahahaha… ninja i don’t need therapy!

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
11:07 am

lol @ not the couch!!!

Fion

December 29th, 2010
11:08 am

The one resolution that I carry into the New Year is to be better this year as opposed to last.

Fion

December 29th, 2010
11:09 am

“Attitude is the way you mentally look at the world around you. It is how you view your environment and your future. It is the focus you develop toward life itself.

Sassy Me..If you ask me I'm ready:-)

December 29th, 2010
11:09 am

I’d like to add some Coquito to the Blog Bar!

Ooooh we drinkin already?….what shall I have? Decisions…decisions ;-)

While untimely deaths are sad and unfortunate, they can also be used as reminders to live our lives to the fullest without regrets.

That’s what I resolve myself to do…in ALL aspects of my life. I refuse to play the woulda,coulda,shoulda game when I don’t have to. I’ve also let go of alot of bullsht and I’m really exited about the impending New Year. I usually get kinda melancholy around this time but I’m not this year…no need to be. I have alot to be thankful for and I also realize how blessed I am and that’s what I choose to focus on.

Fion

December 29th, 2010
11:10 am

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
Herm Albright

Blackfoote

December 29th, 2010
11:10 am

How can someone say Vick needs to be executed for killing dogs. They haven’t gotten over it yet Damn. How can someone hit and kill a little girl then drive away before Thanskgiving and get thirty days in jail

LorDemi

December 29th, 2010
11:11 am

I am…LOL

cba from da nba…if them newbie are really serious about getting focus about their health, they would’ve showed up in whateverthefuggfitness NOV 1st!!

poppin up after jan 3rd, you are just wasting time and playing games with your life!!

(now putting away blog crate)

DreamsMaterialize

December 29th, 2010
11:13 am

Maybe I should add sorrel wine and mauby to the blog bar menu too.

kimmie-soon to be Mrs.

December 29th, 2010
11:14 am

I usually get kinda melancholy around this time but I’m not this year…no need to be. I have alot to be thankful for and I also realize how blessed I am and that’s what I choose to focus on.

Sass – I usually get a little sad too. In fact, I get a little sad around Christmas too, but it usually hits it’s high around New Years. I think about loved ones I’ve lost. All the hype preparing for Christmas and then the letdown seeing all the decorations packed away. But I refuse to focus on that, like you said. Too much to be happy about!

BlackMagicWoman

December 29th, 2010
11:17 am

Dreams….Coquito Y Sorrel? Ay papi, te quiero mucho para eso! Besitos!!! Donde tu vives? :lol:

Hi Demi….how are you love?

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 29th, 2010
11:18 am

Beautiful, so you don’t think you need “something”??? Be it therapy, or even a good “jhug”!

LorDemi

December 29th, 2010
11:19 am

Blackfoote bandit…dude who killed my uncle receive less than a year, I say VICK served his time…heck, dude who killed that cop, had a rap that when from the floor to the ceiling and back to the floor again and he was granted a full pardon…even called a model citizen, ain’t that some bleep!!

Sassy Me..If you ask me I'm ready:-)

December 29th, 2010
11:21 am

Maybe I should add sorrel wine and mauby to the blog bar menu too.

Yeah?! Whatchu know bout dat dey bwoi! Bring it…come ;-)

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 29th, 2010
11:21 am

as much as I hate to go “there”….but, look at who’s saying this stuff about Vick….damn sho ain’t “us”…

Sassy Me..If you ask me I'm ready:-)

December 29th, 2010
11:23 am

Too much to be happy about!

Exactly Kimmie!! A lil positivity goes a looong way and I’m going far.

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 29th, 2010
11:24 am

da hell are animal rights, anyway…when them som’bytches can pay taxes, then they can have rights!!!

I am whatever you say I am

December 29th, 2010
11:26 am

Holy Crap!!!! I just won a four pack of tickets to Compound for NYE!!!!!

Kellibean

December 29th, 2010
11:26 am

I always try to make resolutions and fail at most of them! This year, though, I want to focus more on living for the day and not worry so much about the future. I want to enjoy everything that I currently have in my life. I want to let go of my relationship fears…fears are toxic in a relationship. I am quitting smoking in the new year, but instead of doing it on the 1st, I’ve picked the 15th!

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
11:26 am

i need someone to hear me… is that too much to ask?

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
11:28 am

ppl generalize everything. pay attention to what is NOT being said!

Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 29th, 2010
11:28 am

2CPTG – “da hell are animal rights, anyway…when them som’bytches can pay taxes, then they can have rights!!!” LOL!!! OMG!! I hear that!!

Dreams – I trust you man, do what you do and hook ya girl up! :wink:

Hey BMW!!

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 29th, 2010
11:29 am

“i need someone to hear me… is that too much to ask?”

from what I’ve gathered, you want someone to empathize with you; you don’t want the unadulterated truth; and therein lies a lot of your issues; you want bullsh!t, and sappiness….

Blackfoote

December 29th, 2010
11:29 am

What’s sad is a lot of theses predators get out and get hitched with some of the nicest women and screw their heads up with bull. I’m confused and wonder if a employer wont hire them and the only thing they can do is commit crime how do women fall for these thugs?

LorDemi

December 29th, 2010
11:30 am

Ms.Eyez I am doing very well, life is treating me lika bish, but i am dry humpin it back…life don’t weant none of THIS!!!

LorDemi

December 29th, 2010
11:31 am

Amandhla

December 29th, 2010
11:33 am

Hello folks!

My new year resolution is to improve on my batting average.
And ofcourse to get more money(problems) all the dayme time. This oil that lubricates the wheel of life.

That’s it!

Sassy Me..If you ask me I'm ready:-)

December 29th, 2010
11:34 am

how do women fall for these thugs?

You’d be surprised Black…there are so many lonely,desperate,naive women out there that are,sadly,ripe for the picking. See women like that are easy and that’s what those types of guys look for…easy targets.

Raqi V

December 29th, 2010
11:35 am

I stop making New Year resolutions some years ago. However I have been thinking a lot in pass several days and weeks of how I want to better me. I am striving to embrace and fully live the essence of the beautiful that I know I can be inside and out.

At this stage in my life I am happy that I know to welcome the beauty of having purposes in this life. While my main purpose of existence is for the use of God, I realize that among mankind I was not put here to be just one thing. I am many things to many people.

To God I am a servant.

To my husband I am a wife, confidant, lover, friend…

A giver of life, mother, healer, counselor, chauffer, hero to my babies.

To my sisters I am a sister, keeper of secrets, shoulder to cry hold, voice of reason.

A cook, seamstress, waitress, maid and provider to my family.

I am a grandmother, aunt, daughter, good neighbor, dependable co-worker…

I am a smile in passing to all I meet.

I wouldn’t trade what life has given and taught me for anything this world could offer.

My resolve is to emit the essence of the beautiful woman I am growing to be to all that I meet.

kimmie-soon to be Mrs.

December 29th, 2010
11:36 am

Not saying killing dogs is no big deal, but I love how Fox promotes these jokers who wants people who kill a few dogs to be executed but mercenarie­s who kill humans for sport (Blackwate­r, etc) to get billions of dollars of government contracts and corporatio­ns that kill entire ecosystems (BP, ExxonMobil­, etc) and companies that destroy entire families’ lives (BofA, Countrywid­e, Chase, Wells Fargo, AIG, etc) to get billions in government bailouts. Walk me through that thought process.

This is what someone posted on another blog site about that nut that said Vick should be executed.

DreamsMaterialize

December 29th, 2010
11:37 am

Dreams….Coquito Y Sorrel? Ay papi, te quiero mucho para eso! Besitos!!! Donde tu vives?
BMW awwwwww shoot now. Ven aqui y dame besos…ahhhh me gusta eso! Vivo en Dunwoody.

Yeah?! Whatchu know bout dat dey bwoi! Bring it…come
Sassy come now gyal. sorrel gwan loose ya up. come now lil dahhhlin.

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
11:37 am

no! i need folks to work that common sense they were bless’d with.

kimmie-soon to be Mrs.

December 29th, 2010
11:37 am

Beautiful post, Raqita!

Celisea

December 29th, 2010
11:37 am

I know to welcome the beauty of having purposes in this life. While my main purpose of existence is for the use of God, I realize that among mankind I was not put here to be just one thing. I am many things to many people.

Very well said

Beautiful

December 29th, 2010
11:39 am

good read Raqi!