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What are your Dreams for the New Year

New Years is right around the corner. I never gave it too much thought about making resolutions and establishing goals and dreams with the new start. I just wanted always wanted someone to kiss, that was my silly superstition to ensure I had love that year. This year is different, I threw away that silly superstition and have taken hold of my own destiny. I have established a list of things I want to change within me and my life.

Live Better: this doesn’t necessarily mean exercise more or go on a diet but more of a general lifestyle change to improve me as a whole.
Love Better: my family is most important to me and sometimes they don’t know that because I don’t show it. I have to open my heart as well as my ears and arms. I have to become the person I always wanted to be and not the born out of circumstance. Experiences happened to me they shouldn’t mold me into the person I should be.
Do Better: take pride in what I do and have to offer. I may not be perfect in my actions but my attempts have to be sincere and 100% even if they aren’t successful. I will do the best I can in everything I do.
Feel Better: I’ve had experiences in life that have affected me in a negative way. I can’t use them as excuses anymore to stop me from happiness and growth. It’s time to wipe away all the darkness, anger, regret and pity and look at things with a new goal in mind.

Do you have goals, dreams and ambitions for the New Year? Share them with the world as part of the confetti drop on Times Square New Year’s Eve 2011. Carnival Cruise Lines is the official sponsor of the confetti drop this year. Did you know the confetti has been host to people’s wishes and dreams for the past 4 years. The Wishing Wall in Times Square is a place where for 4 years now people from all over the world have jotted down their biggest hopes for the New Year. When the ball drops and the clock stikes midnight those notes are dispersed into the biggest most electrifying gathering of people on the world on one the biggest days of the year.

If you can’t make it to Times Square in time to visit the Wishing Wall before NYE you can submit your own wish or dream online at Carnival’s Facebook Page. These electronic additions will be added to the confetti that rains down on the party goers who braved the crowds and cold. Think hard about what you really want from this coming new year.  What is going to make your happy? Money? Gifts? Love? Fame? Family?

My Perfect Mother’s Day would be……

lying on a chaise lounge watching the kids frolic in the sand and surf with a fruity drink in my hand

In a perfect world my perfect Mother’s Day would be a surprise trip to Hawaii for 2 weeks where our plans consisted of pure indulgent laziness with an occasional excursion and massage thrown in. This dream is free of time commitments and financial burden so I’m free to imagine anything I want.

In reality I expect breakfast and a day of hanging around the house, maybe some yard work, flowers and handmade cards. Not a complaint from me at all. This is my life, the life I choose, the life I wouldn’t trade.

I’m a mom, I don’t know anything else. I have friends and family and the blog and other hobbies but mommyhood comes first. If given the chance to give it all up and do something else without any guilt I wouldn’t. What else is there? I suppose I could answer with securing a promising career or traveling the world first but without my babies what is the point.

I’m not the best mom in the world hell sometimes I’m not the best mom I could be but I embrace it completely and don’t regret a single moment, a single decision and single tear or a single gray hair.