It is amazing how the beginning of another year fills you with hope, optimism and enthusiasm! How long it will last is up to us!!! I know that 2011 is going to be a hard year thanks to governments past and present so I am starting my year with my heart set on being as frugal in every way as I possibly can! I need to lose weight, get fit and be as green as I possibly can too. I want to bring a little bit of sunshine in to someone's life every day...which I seem to be doing in my job which is a beautiful and blessed part of working where I do!!..but I want to spread it further so a plan must be hatched ;o)
I am going to try to lose weight by myself..which basically means not joining a club...it may be that I join together with like minded people and we work together and put money away for Christmas 2011 instead of paying a big company!!!! I am hoping to gt fit by trying(!!!) to make use of my bike, and my legs(running). My children also have a Wii fit so I will be making use of that in the near future too. The only thing I want to be paying for is swimming as I love to swim and it is a good allround exercise!!
In 2010 I left a job I had done for nearly 20 years, the opportunity of redundancy came up and I saw it as an opportunity! I was lucky enough to finish my job and start another, totally different and wonderful job within a week. The only downside to this is that I earn less than half of what I was earning. However I saw this as an opportunity to give myself a "kick up the backside" and start trying to sell the stuff I have been making as presents etc for people I know and love. So the Creative Natalie will be attempting to spread her wings and jump off the ledge and seeing if she can actually fly!!!! This is a frightening but also exciting prospect.
So this year will be filled with being frugal, fit, healthy, happy and green..and if I discover anything that can help another person on this earth then I will pass it on!!!
Have an amazing 2011