New Year’s Thoughts

I know I am like many of you who can’t believe the year has gone by so fast. It has been a good one for me with the release of my first international cookbook, “400 Best Sandwiches”, awesome speaking engagements, great trips (including my first trip to Italy) and so much more. The past few months have been rough for me with the decline of both of my parents’ health. Going through this has put a lot of things in perspective for me, and so I thought I would take time to make a list of a few of my goals for next year. Feel free to comment and tell me yours…

1. Spend more time with my family.

2. Spend more quality time with my family

3. Work smarter, not harder

4. Tackle a new fitness challenge, maybe a half marathon, maybe something new and different.

5. Travel more, but only when it’s truly worth it.

6. Continue to do more yoga

7. Drink more green tea

8. Sleep and relax more

9. Start making green smoothies

10. Spend more time with friends

11. Listen better

12. Stay organized

13. Laugh more

14. Live and be in the moment

21 thoughts on “New Year’s Thoughts”

  1. this is a beautiful post, Allison, with awesome goals going into 2012.

    I am so sorry about your parents health but the silver lining is that it’s helped you get your priorities so straight and that’s beautiful.

    And your book..again, major!! Congrats!!!


  2. So sorry to hear about your parents, but sometimes when life takes a turn, it forces us to reset our priorities in a good way. Happy New Year and wishing you all the best in 2012!

  3. Alison, you do an amazing job of inspiring us all to live life healthier & happier. I wish you the very best for 2012 and look forward to being one of the lucky friends to spend more time with you! Happy New Year. I’ll be thinking about you & your family!

  4. Have enjoyed getting to know you better this year-you’re a great work-out buddy! Luv ya, friend! All the best to you and your family in 2012. You are such an inspiration to so many!!!

  5. I know you have had a tough year. Really makes you reflect on what counts in life. I don’t generally make new years resolutions, but I try to keep a mindful eye on the beautiful details of life. XO

  6. I’m sorry to hear about your parents. It’s never easy to deal with health issues. Sending warm thoughts your way. I hope you and your family have a wonderful new year. Love your goals.

  7. I’m really sorry to hear about your parents. It’s hard to see our loved ones deal with health issues. 🙁

    I love your list Alison. You really are an inspiration to me and I always feel motivated by your posts. Happy New Year to you!!! XOXO

    I hope we see each other SOON 🙂

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