Of Beginnings and Beyond

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Well, 2006 has been a good year to me and my family. Although there are some unexpected downs but we managed and survived the whole ordeal. So hopefully this 2007 will bring more joy, happiness, peace, health, patience and blessings to all of us.

My 2007 resolutions:

  • Be more patience.
  • Be more understanding.
  • Be less OC
  • Exercise at least 4 times a week (instead of the usual 3 times a week)
  • Walk further
  • Spend more time with the kids and hubby
  • Spend time with Dad and brother
  • Spend time with the in laws (but not too much)
  • Follow instinct and never hesistate
  • Be more diligent in my specialize areas
  • Be more cooperative
  • Learn to forgive and forget
  • Be able to travel with the whole family
  • Be able to see my family in Philippines

Well, that's it for now and as I accomplish some of it, I will add more to my resolutions. Well, what do you think? Will I ever accomplished any of these? I hope I can and I will keep you posted. Till then.

A Happy New Year To Each And Everyone!!!

Posted By:CarmelaSolon @ 8:00 AM

9Your Thoughts:

Anonymous Corsarius berkata...

carmela, have a happy and prosperous new year!

good luck with your resolutions...all you need is a daily look at the list and a bit of determination ;)

11:52 AM  
Blogger Carmela berkata...

Thanks Corsarius. Happy New Year to you as well.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Lazarus berkata...

Happy New Year Carmela!

I wish you all the best for 2007! I hope you can fulfill all your resolutions.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Carmela berkata...

Hi Lazarus.! Happy New Year and I do hope too that I can fully fulfill them as well.

6:48 AM  
Blogger din-din berkata...

Happy 3 kings!

here's to a marvelous 2007!

cheers! =)

4:50 PM  
Blogger Carmela berkata...

Happy 3 Kings din, Din-Din at sa lahat!!!

8:54 PM  
Blogger Hermie berkata...

Sharing with you part of the Sunscreen Song for the New Year:
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous berkata...

May you have a great 2007! :D I hope those resolutions would be done. :D

2:47 AM  
Blogger Carmela berkata...

Hi Gerome and a blessed happy new year to you as well. I hope so... =)

6:06 AM  

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