At the end of each year, my BFF, Jennie Wong (co-founder of CartCentric.com, syndicated columnist of Ask The Mompreneur, friend extraordinaire & more) compiles a “done” list. New Years is a time when we tend to focus a lot of energy on all of the things we think we “should” do in the new year. I’m going to go to the gym every day, I’m going to stop eating carbs, I’m going to balance the national budget. I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Why shlep ancient negativity onto a fresh new slate? I love Jennie’s idea of reminding yourself of what you DID accomplish. In this busy day and age, it is too easy to forget what we’ve done as we are so quickly on to the next conquest. I can’t recall why I even entered a room about 4 out of 5 times, although I mostly blame that on the brain cell sucking powers of motherhood.
Whether you published a book, ran a marathon or finally organized your sock drawer, why not take a few minutes to remind yourself that the year was a fruitful one of growth and hard work? Or even if it’s a reassurance that the year wasn’t ALL bad, that’s ok too. Go ahead, inspire yourself to move into the new year with hope, drive and purpose. Excelsior!
Amy Anderson’s DONE List 2012
– Booked and shot two new tv stand-up shows (Stand Up In Stilettos & Nick Mom Night Out)
– Booked a national commercial
– Banner year of most stand up work booked ever in my 15+ yr career, as a result…
– Highest income year ever in my life
– Got back in shape, lost approx 10 lbs & began training for a half marathon (Jan 20, 2013)
– Got the ball rolling on financial and estate planning
– Re-established a healthy family relationship with my brother & obtained reliable, flexible, trustworthy, much needed child-care help in one-fell-swoop
– Paid off a substantial chunk of debt & starting to see the light at the end of a loooong, shit-filled tunnel
– Obtained health & dental insurance for both Aubrey and me
– Turned 40 and was given a VERY CLEAN bill of health after first ever annual exam including full blood work
– Rid myself of a toxic relationship and stayed happily single all year
– Most importantly, I am proud of the kind of mom I have been to Aubrey and I am the happiest I have ever been. Even though the year was incredibly busy (head spinning, to put it lightly) it was wonderful. And by focusing in on myself and my daughter, I experienced the deepest feelings of peace and joy I’ve ever had. I can honestly tell you, it doesn’t suck.