Well…Hello Ms. Jones

Well…Hello Ms. Jones

Have you ever seen the movie Bridget Jones’ Diary? It’s da bomb. Hysterical and painful – on so many levels.


Overall, the premise is – a year in the life of a very (extra) ordinary British girl through all the normal (and non-normal) capers of a young woman trying to live her life in London. Every New Year’s Day – she starts her year with a brand new diary. A blank journal full of blank pages — which she will spend the year attempting to fill. Oh – she wants to fill them with love and happiness. Joy and fun. But L.I.F.E – well, it doesn’t always turn out that way.

She starts her Diary with an assessment (of sorts). A look back as a spring board to propel forward.

An accounting:

~~~  How many pounds she weighs (or stones perhaps – this is London);

~~~ How many cigs she smoked,

~~~ How many liters of alcohol she drowned her sorrows in the prior year.

~~~ Oh yes – and how many Mr. Wrongs she met, tussled with, and sloughed off – while on the search for Mr. Right.

A Year. Of Accounting. For what she did. Good or Bad.

As I anticipate my daughters leaving for college in just about 3 week. THREE. That doesn’t even require One Full Hand of Fingers to count. As I look upon myself having dedicated free time in my empty nest in THREE weeks – I’m going to begin a diary.  I’m not going to wait till New Year’s.  Today is the right day…to start.  ANYTHING!

For a year.

365 days of Me.

Heaven help us both!  🙂

Ciao for now….Diane

About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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