I've been thinking a lot about the coming year. What do I want to achieve? What do I want to change? What works? What doesn't? Really, who am I and how can I be a better me?
I've come to the conclusion that I do not wish to make resolutions. They can be far too restrictive and set you up for failure and laziness and resentment. No sireebob! That doesn't sound productive or fun. I get enough stress from things I can't control I certainly don't want to add stress with things I can control. LOL
Believe me, I can pile on a mess of ''have to's'' that really aren't ''have to's" at all. Raise your hand if you do it too!! C'mon.....I know I'm not the only one!! Admitting it is half the battle. hahahaha
What will I do this year? Obviously, I need to set realistic goals. I need people I am accountable to so I don't feel alone and I get a boost or butt kickin' when it seems fit and proper.
How can I chart my evolution and keep it from feeling like a drudgery? Conundrum to be sure.
The short list:
*finish stuff in a timely fashion, "procrastinot"
*drop some tonnage for health and ego
(let's be honest, I wanna be one hot 49yo)
*be less restrictive with the creative process
* be a better mom, wife, friend, Christian
*figure out a way to entertain in my home that meshes with
the hubster"s 8:30pm bedtime
* sister goal: go to parties and gatherings
I made some progress in the resolution department over the last few New Year's: lost weight; made creating a priority; stopped settling for things that were ''almost'' what I wanted, but not quite; less boring underwear; live out loud; let the teenagers live to see adulthood (still working on that one LOL); go to more costumed events even if I don't know anyone. ( I have a shy streak that I have to fight daily....some of you will have a hard time believing that, but it's true. (My mom's got storieeeeesssssssss)
Not bad, eh?
How will you evolve this year?
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce