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Jan, 2013

DONE!

Happy New Year From Us!

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.

 

 

 

 

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05
Jan, 2011

Happy New Year!
Celebrating another year of friendship: Amy, Sheri and Jennie



Happy 2011 Everyone! I know it’s cliche to say it, but I can’t believe 2010 is over. 2010 had a bit of a rough start for me, but it ended well and 2011 looks better than ever!


My friend, Jennie, is a great planner and executive coach and she gave me two simple exercises to help get in the right frame of mind for the new year.


First off, choose a word that you would like to set the tone for 2011. Just one word. I chose “GROWTH”. Pretty self explanatory and it covers all areas of my life, both in career and personal relationships.


Secondly, a list! Many people make to-do lists, but we often forget to take the time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished. The end of the year is a great time to make a “Done” list! Here are some of the highlights from 2010:


– Aubrey turned three, started preschool, learned to swim and is 99% potty trained!! 
– Formed a relationship with a new talent manager
– Booked the most college shows ever (personally) off of a regional NACA showcase
– My sit-com pilot was selected as a top 5 finalist in the MAPID TV Pilot Shootout Contest
– Attended my 20th high school reunion and felt pretty darn good about myself
– Found and hired a nanny that doesn’t appear to be a total nut case
– Headlined my first comedy club shows in Asia (Hong Kong)
– Joined forces with Wendy Liebman, Jennifer Rawlings and Judy Gold to form The Mom Squad comedy tour (coming soon to a club or theater near you!)


2010 was what I would consider a slow, difficult year but after looking at this list, I feel a little better about the things I did accomplish and it definitely helps me feel ready to move forward… GROWTH!


Here’s to an amazing 2011! May your new year be filled with happiness, prosperity and joy!



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