Unlikely Martha

In the New Year {Me Edition}

With the year quickly closing in on us, I think it is only natural to reflect on what was and make plans on what’s to come. Like everyone else I have been pondering these things amongst the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays, building my brand and taking care of my family.

I am afraid to say that I think one of the major changes that I am going to be making  will not settle well with others. Oh well. See, I’m the type of person that ignores other people’s madness. If I am bothered by things or comments they make I tend to ignore them, out of the sheer fact that I don’t care and I accept people as they are. Unfortunately I am seeing people rattling off their feelings and the like and their tendency to ignore how I am and quite frankly I’m tired of it. In the new year no more.

If I have a problem with it, it’s getting put out there. Yes, you and your madness will be called out. My feelings will be heard. Everyone else is getting it off their chest…why not me? Don’t answer that!

Organization is a must. I have been following alot of blogs and diligiently working at designing a system that will work for me and keep me AND my car somewhat organized.

Gone are the days of starting and not finishing. The fear of failure has always crippled me, but not in 2012. I would really rather fail trying than to fail sitting around pondering the what ifs. Ya feel me?

Taking care of me will be a priority. A least a facial, or massage once a month. Call me a Diva if you must.

I will regain my style. I have turned a bit conservative. Instead of fitting into the standard of what a mom “should” look like I am up to setting a new standard. Watch out now

That pretty much sums up some of the major changes I will be making concerning myself in the new year.

This is my new motto..You can steal it if you want to. I stole it from Pinterest!!!!! Consider me liberated…Watch out 2012


Source: facebook.com via Mimi on Pinterest

Where does your liberation start in the new year? Do share!

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    December 23, 2011 at 6:33 am

    My liberation starts with no more fear in the new year! (Oooh, that rhymes). Not worrying about failing, and just start doing!!!

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      December 23, 2011 at 10:31 am

      Nawl..no more fear. We off that in the New Year.

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    December 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

    You said call you a Diva like that’s a bad thing! LOL! I think these are all reasonable goals. I am always a fan of New Year goals that focus on bettering oneself…I plan to set a few before January 1, and like you said, I will finish what I start! Have a Merry Christmas Diva!
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      December 23, 2011 at 10:30 am

      In your honor I think I am also going to set up a mini bar in my house so when you post those drinks I can head straight to the kitchen!

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    Prototype Mama
    December 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I’m with you on the style– I was so funky and had my own little style that I loved two years ago when I lived in the D but now that I’m in backwards Louisiana— I’ve kind of dumbed myself down a little bit but no more! I intend to get my swag back full force in 2012 🙂
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    Mrs. Pancakes
    December 23, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I plan to do the same thing mext year release my inner awaesome because I knows she is dying to get out!

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    Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
    December 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Love it, Mimi!
    My new motto for 2012 is “I can’t do it all, but I can do a lot.” I’m preserving my sexy, too. We’re both going to be some fierce Mamas!

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    December 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Love it, Mimi! Way to go!
    My motto for 2012 is “Who Gon’ Stop Me?” (courtesy of Jay-Z & Kanye). I’ve put off doing a lot of stuff for my self to give and help everyone else. It ends ASAPually! And I’m with you on the facials and massage. Get it, mama!!!!! Happy Holidays!
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    December 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Good for you, Mimi. All of your 2012 plans seem reachable, for sure. I’ll be doing a bit of a post on mine soon, but my top priority is one of yours — taking better care of myself. That’ll make me a better mama, wife, teacher, etc. An absolute must for 2012.
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    December 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I just want to “do more” in the new year and stop just thinking about what I want to do. Fear of failing has stopped me from doing too much.

    Love the post!
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    December 23, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Yes taking care of myself is a top priority for me in the New Year. When I see cute clothes at Tarjay I will say no and go to my section and by me something. This New Year is going to be a great one
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    December 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Congratulations! Looking forward to see what 2012 holds for you. I agree I definitely need to work on taking care of myself. Thank you for the inspiration!
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    Rhonda at Looms, Lids, and Layers
    December 23, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Good for you Mimi! I can relate to much of what you said! I have a plan to have a vision board party like Oprah talked about in the past! It will encourage some of my friends as well as myself to prioritize and enforce Let’s see what 2012 brings! Happy Holidays!
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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    December 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I’m so with you on these goals. I bite my tongue a lot to spare other people’s feelings and the favor is not returned. Hmmm…will be workibg that out in ’12. Too funny, I have been talking a lot lately about how my fashion has slipped. I am working on that as we speak!!! Just ordered a thing or two. More to come! New me in 2012!
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    December 23, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Sounds like some great changes you’ve made to put into effect. 2011 has been a trying, but rewarding year. I sincerely hope that you are able to accomplish all that you’ve mentioned and more.

    Love the motto!
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    Mama Violet
    December 23, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Get it, Mama! Looking forward to reading all about it.

    I’m amping up my fitness and keeping the party going in 2012!
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    December 24, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Awesome post Mimi! The new year is all about doing it differently for me. I’m going to start having my surroundings reflect how I am and how I feel. Not looking to please anyone else. I need to put me first. I miss how I used to dressed, I’m taking that back. As for everything else, no more fear. I have to at least try it once.
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    December 25, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Hi-five, Mims! I’m all about my biz-nazzz in 2012. I am the captain of #TeamHustleHard. New opportunities await me and I’m chasin’ after ’em. Bet that!

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    Rose's Daughter
    December 25, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I agree, taking care of self is a must in the new year! And getting ORGANIZED! I’m tired of the clutter and the starting and not finishing too! A change is going to come!

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    Melisa - Mommy This and That
    December 26, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Rock on with your bad self! I need to do this…but the fear has me saying I am not ready!
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    December 27, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Love the motto!! I may have to adopt it. Cheers to a wonderful 2012!
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    January 21, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Hi Mimi,
    As I promised in my response to your comment on my blog I am here to rock out 2014 with you! I love this declaration. Will definitely borrow some of these points. I really need to get back to me.

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