{W} Resolutions

January 5, 2010 · 0 comments

I remember when I was younger I always made New Year’s Resolutions.  Printed carefully, scratched quickly on scrap paper, even typed up all professional-like.  I’m sure they were the usuals – lose weight, eat better, drink more water…blah blah blah.

For fun I went back and looked at years gone by (only the ones I blogged, since I’m too lazy to find old journals…huh, I guess that “be more active” resolution never took hold…)


* Eat better
* Drink way more water
* Drink way less soda
* Sleep more (meaning go to bed earlier)
* Get boys to sleep better, some way, some how, but at least work on better routines
* Not go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink
* Keep up on laundry
* Keep up on housecleaning so it’s not overwhelming
* Be more organized (new Palm should help that!)
* Be more organized at work (new file cabinet should help that!)
* Exercise (I’d say more, but I’d have to be doing it now to say that!)
* Read more
* Watch less tv
* Scrapbook more
* Listen to more music
* Come up with a good work routine and stick with it
* Wash my face and brush my teeth EVERY night
* Get Small Fry potty-trained
* Get rid of Small Fry’s pacifier
* Improve my photography skills
* Give more full attention to my boys
* Blog more

Let’s see which ones of those I kept….um…yeah.

And then….HUH. No more resolutions. 2007 and 2008 brought joy with the Random Resolution Generator and 2009 brought a New Year’s Quiz. But no resolutions.

Perhaps, though, I should make resolutions…there’s bound to be something that makes me feel liable and responsible.

I hereby resolve to:

  • try harder, but not beat myself up
  • laugh more
  • enjoy more moments
  • work on my camera skills (SCORE! Doing the 365 Project!)
  • love fully
  • attempt to procrastinate less (oops, day late on this post!)
  • live

Not resolutions so much as guidelines. The idea of starting a year fresh, with goals, is the only thing that appeals to me about resolutions…I really quite despise the concept of everyone thinking they can become completely different people just because the date changes; we should be changing ourselves for the better every day, not just the first day of the year.

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