new years resolution

My resolution for this new year is to have more fun.  That may sound simple, but for someone like me it is not.  I have allowed myself to get into a rut of work/worry and no play.  The last few years have been challenging for me emotionally and this year I really want to focus on the funner side of life.  I've raised my family and set them free to live their own lives and now it's time to get to know me again.  I give you exhibit A of my new project...




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49 comments

  1. Happy New Year!!!
    I think you got it exactly right! I love that you're full of smiles on such a bright cold morning.
    New year, new Janet, new way of thinking ... I'm proud of you. :)

    Talk soon ~

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  2. Happy, Happy New Year Janet & Larry!

    Love your resolution! I think we could all use more fun in our lives! Good for you.

    xo,
    joan

    p.s. we're expecting a high today of 50!!:)

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  3. Of course your choice of music jumped right out at me ;) Interesting selection. I've always thought of that as such a melancholy song, nothing I'd ever associate with fun. But the music is so pretty, I found it actually went nicely with the clean, snowy views in your video.

    And such an excellent resolution! Can't wait to see more of your project :)

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  4. sarah - thank you and it won't be easy but i'm gonna give it my best shot.

    joan - thanks and i guess everyone could use more fun, huh?

    tam - i'm so excited that you commented. jack white makes everythng better for me you know that. and this song is so soothing to me.

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  5. Great resolution!

    And you made me happier this morning.

    Happy New Year!

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  6. I'm 100% with you Janet... Life is too short & precious to worry & work our self to the bone! I need more fun too... So I’m right by your side the entire journey! Fun, fun, fun! Happy New Year!!!

    xoxo,
    Alexandra

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  7. That is one of my goals this year too! I took a walk this morning. Happy New Year!

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  8. Is there nothing you can't do! How does a California gal ski so well?
    I agree totally with your new philosophy and I've actually tried to take that on board during this past year. I've reawakened my love of travel and plan to do as much of it as I can.
    We'll both plan to have fun this year.

    Deb

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  9. Ahhhh...Love it. :-)
    -Suzanne in Illinois

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  10. Happy New Year, I'm all for fun. Let's both try to wear the world as a loose garment And maybe walk out the door leaving a crumb or two on the counter.

    I'll try if you will.

    xo Jane

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  11. ooh that looked soo much fun!
    Happy New Year

    Love Leanne

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  12. I love it that this year you are going to focus on You....often we leave ourselves out of the equation of this thing called LIFE and that is not as it should be......HAVE FUNNNNNNN!!!

    Xo

    Jo

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  13. Impressive all the way around. Fun, skiing, video editing with the overlay of music. This adds a whole new dimension to your blog. Happy New Fun Year! S.

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  14. You're good Janet! Love that you are starting the year right..Yippee!
    Happy New Year!

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  15. I applaud your plan to have more fun!

    What a graceful gal you are on the slopes and thank you to Larry for being the cameraman!

    Wishing you all good things...
    Leslie

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  16. I L.O.V.E. it and you. Happy New Year my friend.


    Love,
    Margot

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  17. Love it !!! happy new year !!....love Ria....xxx....

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  18. The video is perfect! Is it your son's music you chose? Youtube is so strict when it comes to foreign copyrights ...
    The slopes lool nice, so deserted and fun to ski!

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  19. Honey, believe me, have fun when the kiddos fly into the sky. Laugh. Do lots of laughing while you're busy having fun. And go ahead and drink coffee. Or tea. They've decided now it's good for you. They may change their minds next year!
    Brenda

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  20. Oh I love it ... I was sitting watching your video with a big smile on my face - you and Larry are so cute together and I am sure you will have lots of fun in '11. And love the guitar music in the background too... HAPPY NEW YEAR JANET!
    love from Mr and Mrs S-E xx

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  21. Dear Janet, Wishing you and Larry a most wonderful New Year. Hugs, Joyce

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  22. Good for you! I hope you do have lots of fun doing the things that you enjoy most.
    I have taken a look through your blog, this is my first time here, and you have a very pretty house. I especially love your kitchen! It has evolved beautifully.
    Your neighbors yellow house is so lovely, but it is a bit dark, eh? Made me wish she had left it white.
    I will be back, all the best of fun to you in 2011~
    Hugs, Cindy

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  23. Janet...what a beautiful morning on the slopes. Blue skies, wide open trails and sunshine. Growing up in Colorado we always went skiing over New Years. I have to say you make skiing look fun and I agree...More fun is a wonderful New Year's resolution.

    annie

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  24. holy sh*t - sounds much better than my resolution. i spent today clearing crap out of the basement. i am looking forward to not spending any money this year. FUN sounds so fun. i want to have more fun that does not require money or decorating to happen. this year feels different - I want to find some new part of me this year. i am sooo in love with this video. more videos of you being cute and fun please!! great resolution sister.
    xox

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  25. My dear, you are my hero!!!!
    Wishing you lots of fun for 2011...

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  26. What a cool video clip of your skiing!

    Brilliant resolution.

    Happy New Year!!

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  27. I agree! It's time to start having more fun!!!

    Linda

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  28. I'm with you Janet. 2011 is going to be so good for me because I'm determined to make it so. Enough with worrying and trying to second guess what lies ahead.
    xx

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  29. It's nice to see you put your resolution into action already, Janet. Such a fun video, a great way to start. I hope you'll share all the fun with us throughout 2011. Happy New Year.
    Deborah

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  30. Yeah Janet! I think that sounds fantastic - and you deserve to have fun. I'm going to add that to my list too. It will come in right after organizing the closets :)

    Seeing you on the slopes made me want to get out there. I used to ski a lot and it's been probably 15 years since I've done it.

    Stay warm and have fun.

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  31. What a fabulous way to start the New Year! You look happy and yes, you're having fun! Bravo, my friend.

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

    xo
    Claudia

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  32. Happy New Year and l look forward to continued inspiration from you and your blog in 2011! Shred baby shred!

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  33. HAPPY NEW YEAR JANET! I DO HOPE YOU HAVE LOTS OF FUN THIS YEAR.
    YOU ARE QUITE THE SKIER TOO.GOOD START TO 2011

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  34. Dear Janet, That is a wonderful New Years Resolution. Here's wishing you all the fun in the world! Thank you for all the fun you give us!Hugs, Joyce

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  35. You make skiing look so easy Janet. There's nothing like it is there? Your resolution is a fabulous one!

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  36. Well I can see the happiness in you and you made me cry a little(happy tears). I'm so glad to see how happy you are feeling. We both have shared alot of with each other. I truely believe that this is going to be a much better year!! Love you teri

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  37. I love your New Years Project! I also have spent a year doing the same and find myself thinking, "when am I going to let loose and live?" Well there's no time like the present! My husband is a skier and I want to learn so you have inspired me to do so. We may just head up to Big Bear or Mammoth next Friday. We live pretty close to Redlands. Thanks for your many posts. I read them with interest. You inspire me. Lisa

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  38. I am holding up a glass to you and to fun. This notion of fun has slipped past all of us this last couple of years. Thanks for the reminder, I could use some. I am making a list.

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  39. Your blog always has made me happy. But, I know we "worker-worriers" do on occasion get bogged down. I will be working along with you to reach for the bright moments that all too often get clouded over my our self-imposed tasks. I do believe you are off to a mighty splendid start. Happy New and Happy Year. Linda

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  40. Look at you! We should all have more fun.
    Betty

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  41. Wow! I am so proud of you!! You seem so vibrant and radiant as that crystal clear morning when this video was shot. It does my heart good to see you enjoying yourself and to hear Larry laughing as the camera rolls. What an inspiration you are!

    Happy new year, Janet. You are off to a fabulous start.

    xo,
    Anne

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  42. Fun is so under-rated for busy grownups. The great trick is finding the things you actually really find fun rather than the things you think should be fun/others find fun. Forced fun is rubbish! Great to see you getting into your resolution with gusto!! Wishing you fun and happiness in 2011, Belinda xx
    ps I just went skiing after 18 years away from it - that was hilarious and not too pretty!

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  43. Your video made me smile this morning! I don't know how I missed it.

    Happy New Year!
    Melissa

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  44. Happy, happy New Year Janet. Great to hear your voice, see you having such a great skiing holiday and planning fun!
    With love, Rosemary.

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  45. I could watch this 100 times.

    It's good to see you so happy.

    You are the best skier!

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  46. Here's to letting go and having fun!

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  47. hey Janet, fab post, I am SOOOOOO jealous of you skiing, is that near where you live??? And you look really good on skis too, why are you not sticking your bottom out tragically like I do?? If I could, I would go skiing every weekend! We are planning on going at Easter with the boys! Happy New year!!

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