I feel a little pressure with this being the first official post of 2010. I feel like I need to write something monumental... something of consequence... something other than I like these shoes, I don't like that hat.
I've been thinking a lot about the goals I have for this upcoming year, the goals other than answering more Ask Sammy questions per week, supplementing my handbag collection and consuming more multigrains. Since tossing back my champagne on New Year's Eve, I've realized that we're not only at the dawn of a new year, we're at the dawn of a new decade - a decade that isn't laced with the paranoia we all felt during Y2K. I've blogged about cleaning out your closet and cleaning out your shoe racks, but I have yet to blog about cleaning out your life.
One of my very best friends donates most of her time to multiple charities - from raising money for the March of Dimes and her local Transplant Foundation to helping friends who are down on their luck get back on their feet. Not only does she give back but she has inspired her teenage daughter to give back, not for community service hours or college credit, more so they can look back at the past decade together and feel like they've done something of consequence, something that counted.
Rather than seeing the end of 2010 as the end of another tax year, I'm going to do my best to make it count in 2011, 2012 and so forth, finding the things that matter to me more than the fashionable finds, the glitz and the glamour.
Happy New Year everyone and thanks for reading, following, inquiring and blogloving. Here's to making it count.
p.s. I really like these shoes.