I know everyone is picking one word, but I just couldn't come up with one word. I'm gonna rebel (totally not me!) and instead, pick a motto. So, my 2010 motto is
LESS is MORE.
Less stuff, less debt, less weight, less stress, less waste.
I hate clutter. And we don't have much clutter, especially since 2009 was the Year of the Family for us (I dubbed it that) and I got rid of tons of clutter. But with the kids' toys and my photography stuff, it's getting to be a bit much. I am ready to get down to basics and get rid of everything but the bare necessities.
We did a great job in 2009 of paying off debt. We're down to a personal family loan and DH's school loan. They're both pretty large, so we won't be able to pay them off in 2010, but I intend to make a good dent in them while also saving a nice chunk of change.
I started 2010 at 335ish. I will be under 250 (hopefully by quite a bit!) by the first day of 2011.
DH and I have some big changes heading our way, and if all goes well, a HUGE part of our stress is about to be alleviated. For fear of jinxing ourselves, I won't go into detail yet, but I will soon.
I really want to make this year about wasting less which will help with the less stuff and less debt parts of my motto. No wasted food, no wasted money, no buying unnecessary stuff, no impulse shopping (grocery or otherwise). We are also going to work on being greener - fewer one-use items and so on.
So, there you have it. My 2010 motto. I'm pretty excited about 2010 - I am looking forward to living a much simpler life.