Things To Do in 2009

Tonight I will write a list. I will title it Things To Do in 2009.

They won’t be resolutions, per se, but rather things I want to accomplish within the next year. Because as fast as the years seem to fly by, there’s a lot – big and small – one can do in 365 days.

Among my “Things” to do?

  • Start some sort of foundation or charity in honor of Bismarck. It baffles my mind that we have been without him* now for almost a year and a half. An idea I’ve had is a fund for people struggling to afford their pet’s medical bills. I just really want to do something to honor my boy, who brought so much love and joy into the world and into my heart. (*physically speaking, of course, as I believe he is always with us in spirit)
  • Come up with an organizational system for our entryway/laundry area. We have this little space where we enter our house through the garage, and it has no rhyme or reason to it. The tiny closet does not fit all our jackets, shoes, hats, scarves, umbrellas, etc., so they end up getting strewn about – on the kitchen table, on top of the washing machine, (I hate to admit this) on the floor… I need a plan to organize this space. Badly. (Paging Nate Berkus!)
  • Do something with the 8 million (a slight exaggeration) domain names I have registered over the course of 2008. Sometimes I’ll be driving an an amazing business idea will come to mind – and I go home and register the domain name right away. This has happened quite a few times (hence the *nearly* 8 million registered domain names). Some, as I look back on them, are just OK… but some really are amazing. And it’s those that I will pursue in 2009.
  • Run a marathon. I’m training for one in May – I’ve already registered for it. I’ve run a half marathon before, but this will be my first full one. 26.2 miles in 2009, here I come!
  • Make Ryder and Seth feel love and happiness every single moment. Because that’s truly what they give me.

These are a few of my “Things.” There are more, and I’m sure there will be more as the year goes on. Some big, some small… all important to me.

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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 12.30.08
    Renee said:

    Those are very good resolutions ! Hoping you”ll be able to do them all this year!

  2. 12.30.08
    Chrissy said:

    I love your list! Those are all great. I really should organize some of my thoughts and goals for the new year in that way. Because you’re right, 365 days provides plenty of time to accomplish a whole bunch of things, but I tend to get side-tracked if I don’t plan. I look forward to seeing what you have in store next year. 🙂 (Also, I have always wanted something like this in my entryway for some reason – and I don’t even have much of an entryway at all now!

  3. 12.31.08
    Nadine said:

    Those are good things to do. I love that you would set up a charity to help people with medical bills for their pets. Organizing is always make me feel good. Running a marathon…well you rock. I’ll cheer you on.

  4. 12.31.08

    I love you, my little Janie-Girl! Back in January 1980, my only wish was to have a baby… and in February, my little miracle happened – YOU! Of course, I had to wait ’til November to meet you… and you have blessed each moment of my life!
    Love, Mom

  5. 1.1.09
    Donna said:

    Happy New Year!! What a sweet picture. Look forward to hearing about all you new ideas!

  6. 1.1.09
    Mama Zen said:

    I love the first item on your list!

  7. 1.1.09
    Poppy said:

    Best of luck with your list.

    Prefer to be surprised by life. I have no things to do other than Be Happy.

  8. 1.1.09
    Poppy said:

    PS – Happy New Year to you and your family! I came here to say that. 🙂 Hope to see you again soon!

  9. 1.1.09
    Audrey said:

    I love this list! You go girl! I love the one about Bismarck. Beautiful honor…

  10. 1.4.09

    These are great goals!!


  11. 1.14.09

    Your list is so great! I didn’t even make one. Maybe in my mind I made one. You are so sweet to leave me a comment that I am pretty. That really made my morning so much happier on this blizzard, white out morning coming to work. I think you are a beautiful person and so is your sister and precious mom. I have to say also that you have the 2 most handsome son’s. They are blessed to have you as their mommy!

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