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Saturday, December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR.... What Are Your 2012 Plans?

The clock is about to strike MIDNIGHT ...

Before you know it ...a new year will be here with 12 months, 52 weeks or 365 days of new opportunities, beginnings and a blank canvas to waiting to write this chapter in your life.

Thank you to all the readers and followers of this blog who made 2011 an amazing year in BlogLand. I hope that my writing and posts will continue to inspire, motivate, help you as you face transition in your own life or have a loved one who is facing life detours, and make you laugh at times. 

In 2012 I Plan to ...

~ Help Others -  by volunteering time with local organizations helping people to move forward in life

~ Make a difference in the life of a child- by looking into alternative parenting opportunities

~ Live the second life I've been gifted- by trying to not look at the life that has ended for me but instead to the life that waits to be written/created

~ Get back in shape- by eating healthy EVERYDAY and continue with a fitness program

~  Reduce the amount of toxins (and weight) that medication adds to my body - by looking at alternative methods as and adjunct to conventional medicine for all my pains and aches

~ Get back in the kitchen baking-  by accepting help around the oven/stove 
( I tend to forget when something is on stove/oven)

~ Embrace living in the country - by sourcing local services, activities and social events

and getting a pair of these ...

What Are YOUR Plans for 2012?


  1. I need to start volunteering again too--it used to be a HUGE part of my life, but then things got busy and I neglected that part of me! I also need to get back in shape, not so much with an emphasis on losing weight (though I wouldn't mind losing a little), but more with an emphasis of being healthy!

  2. I haven't even thought about it! Probably get the house done, get everything organized and purged, build my business, make more contacts etc.

  3. Like your inspiring list!

    I plan on:

    ~ Get back into shape by walking and toning up.
    ~ Become more organized.
    ~ Save money for an upcoming trip to Italy
    ~ Continuing to volunteer

    I am sure I have more aspirations than that, but these are the top 4.

    xoxo, A

  4. Haven't really thought about it in any great depth, but many are veer similar to yours;
    *get fitter
    *eliminate toxins without being obsessive,
    *live more in the moment and embrace the now,
    *have the courage to take my biz to the next level,
    *work with a Coach (which I have been putting off all year ;-)
    Wishing you all the best for 2012 Celia, and look forward to traveling the road with you during 2012 xx

  5. Bonjour mon ami! 2011 was quite a year and it seemed to fly by. Your blog has consistently been one of my favourite pleasures. You are truly an inspiration!
    Thank you for your continual support and kind comments. As you mentioned, we must work hard to achieve our goals.
    May 2012 bring you all you wish for. xoxo, B

  6. Dearest Celia,

    First things will be to visit some dear friends far away (reachable by car!) and then fly to some other friends. Staying in touch with loved ones and dear friends, extended family. That is the fabric that weaves the total LOVE.
    Hoping to get rid of some more medication as they are toxins for the body in a way. All have side effects and we want to eliminate that as much as possible, also saving our kidneys.
    Thanks again for a wonderful year of interaction and great friendship! Stay the way you are and you indeed will inspire more and more others. The ripple effect is often not measurable right away.

    Love to you both and Happy New Year!

    Mariette & Pieter as well...

  7. We'll be ringing in the new year in Bermuda. I'm not sure what else the year will bring.

  8. PLANS! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that!
    And I think your plans are GREAT!
    Have a pretty day my friend!

  9. I haven't even thought about it Celia, but I definately recognize some of your plans that should/could be very well mine. I really have to get fitter and loose some of the weight. First step is a chat with the gynaecologist in February to get me off those horrible hormones argh. And find the discipline to go walking everyday, starting with a 10 minute walk and then doing more very gradually.
    Hmmm I'll definately will make a 2012 plan.

    Oh and I totally LOVE those wellies I need some to do some walking in the countryside here ;-)

    Have a blessed New Year Celia!


  10. I don't have any plans, just going with the flow as usual. You have some wonderful things to look forward to with all your plans for 2012, I can only wish you a happy new year and raise a glass to your exciting future, Sharron xxx

  11. Ugh. Every year I say I'm gonna get in shape. Wish you were closer so we could motivate each other. I think it's no longer an option but a must. Sick of feeling tired and flabby. Time to tighten up!! xoxo

  12. I haven't given a lot of thought to resolutions to be honest, the biggest thing for me will be do whatever I can to help people. You know how much I love intensely personal conversation and building trust with others.

    I wish you and G a very Happy New Year and thank you for always supporting and inspiring me!


  13. Oh this is a fabulous post--and you have a beautiful heart. I am your newest follower--and also, I really want a pair of those boots...I was just thinking about them yesterday and now I see a picture of them here!

    Happy New Year to you!!

  14. Beautiful inspirations... I join you in welcoming the New Year with renewed dedication and spirit!

  15. I haven't really thought about what I will be doing in 2012? I usually don't make resolutions as for me personally, I never stick to them. I guess I will fly by the seat of my pants again this year! LOL

  16. What a wonderful, inspiring post.

    I want to hear more about each of your resolutions.

    We need updates!

    I just found your blog and I am so glad I did.

    Happy New Year-

    I am a new follower,

    White Spray Paint

  17. Celia, this looks like a Sally List to me! :-) I wish you all the best as you start the new year with a clean slate ... and your inspired list.

    2012 at My Place? I'm taking a little time to step back, reassess, and tackle my own Sally List.

    Happy New Year to you and Mr. G!

  18. Your plans for next year sound pretty awesome! One thing I want to do is get back to the community service I have done in the past. I never make resolution's, but I plan to try to eat healthier. The holidays always make me over indulge in everything.


  19. What great goals for 2012 - we could all take a cue from your plans. I'm still mulling over 2012 resolutions, although I join you with the quest for more exercise and eating healthier. We're planning on a low-key New Year's Eve, spending time at home, maybe having friends over. We declined two black tie events because we just didn't feel like it this year. Happiest of New Years to you, my friend!

  20. Dear Celia, first of all I loved your last post also!!! And I think you have some really good plans for 2012!! Happy New Year :)


  21. Fine plans you have for 2012. I adore all the inspiring quotes.
    Quotes always make one think and meditate. Happy 2012.

  22. And you do inspire me! (Though I'll leave the heels to you - lol)

    So glad appreciated Relativity:-)

    Happy New Year! Stacie

  23. I can't wait to watch as you attain your goals! As for me? I am getting a blog makeover, a new book in March, and also shooting a pilot for the "Hillbilly Debutante: Musings of a Country Girl Stuck in the City" reality show. Whew! No rest for the wicked.

  24. Oh Celia, You are truly such an inspiration! My mantra for 2012 is "unexpected miracles"...and I KNOW that these will abound for YOU!
    Have a wonderful evening tomorrow...I hope to meet in 2012!

  25. Hi Celia,
    I have been on a blog break all week but wanted to come by and wish you a Happy New Year.
    Love the boots and the pink tractor!
    As always, you inspire me with your writing and aspirations.
    I wish you the best of health and happiness in 2012, my friend. I pray it will be a year filled with many blessings. Thank you for your friendship and God bless you.


  26. A perfect list for 2012! {Please add meet at least one fellow blogger in person. And let that person be me.}
    Where can we find printed hunters? My word those are fabulous!!

  27. Love it, love it, love it!!!

    Apart from the stunning floral gumboots, I'm totally on your wavelength with wanting to volunteer more and by trying to live more in my community.

    Hope you have a very glam and enjoyable New Year's Eve tonight, Celia. : )



  28. Hi Celia....love your list and I wish you an incredible year with amazing adventures. You inspire me so much to live my best life. Sending tons of hugs to you.....Happy New Year!

  29. Love your list for 2012. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
    Always Wendy

  30. I don't have plans :)
    I love yours :)
    Happy new year!!!

  31. Hello darling! I don't make new years resolutions per se, as I learned that setting smaller goals throughout the year works best for me. But of course, I have a sense of renewed energy and lots of hope for 2012. I love visiting your blog and feel blessed to read your sweet comments to my postings. May you have a wonderful new year. A big hug!

  32. Happy New Year!!
    What wonderful goals for 2012, I know you will succeed with whatever you find in your heart my sweet friend!!
    Hope you had a wonderful evening ushering in the new year, sending you all my very best wishes for a spectacular 2012!!

  33. Great list! I don't make resolutions - they never seemed to work. I make a list of goals, large and small and this seems to work for me. Happy New Year Celia!


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