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A New Year! Did You Create Your Celebratory List Yet?

I just realize that it’s been a while since I’ve blogged.   I’ll try to be better this year :) Today I’m inspired! I read over my celebratory list today and that got me moving.  For those of you who don’t know what a celebratory list is, I’ll explain.

Last year I read a unique idea from Masha Malka for looking back on the previous year.  Instead of writing New Year’s resolutions and focusing on, “Did I reach my goals? What didn’t I do? What do I need to do, etc.,” focus on all that is wonderful in your life and all of the amazing things you achieved in 2009.  Make a list of at least 20 happy memories and achievements of 2009.

After you create your own list, you’ll be amazed at all the things you did in 2009. Because I am definitely a goal setter, after I created my list, I then wrote out a few goals for the coming year. I find that by doing my celebratory list first, it encourages me to set even bigger goals for the next year.

Here are a few from my Celebratory List:

-reconnected with my family by only working part-time

-published – Master Tea Room Recipes

-taught a class at the World Tea Expo

-was a judge for the World Tea Expo

-took a class with Roy Fong

-met Louise Hay, Cheryl Richardson

-ended the major stress in my life by taking a big step and closed the tea room

-put my life back in order, created balance for myself

-lost 19 pounds

Here are a few of my goals for this year:

-write and publish a new cookbook called, “Amy’s Favorite Recipes.” It will be a collection of my favorite recipes that I use at home.  Some are for more special occasions, some are for every day cooking and then there are a few from the tea room that were not in any previous cookbook-such as that wonderful pea salad recipe.

-write a book for tea room owners called, ” Fifty Special Event Ideas to Use In Your Tea Room.”

-lose 20 more pounds

I’m on my way to creating my new list for next year. Today was a great day I worked on all 3 goals and still had time to be home with my kids when they came home from school. Create your list and see how inspired you are!