Monday, January 4, 2010

My No-Resolution Resolution

Here we are.  Another year, another January...  And for the umpteenth year in a row, I am NOT making any New Year's Resolutions.  Why?  Because I simply don't believe in them.  That's why.

I know that January marks the beginning of a new year.  It heralds a fresh start, and a clean slate.  But the only thing I ever resolve to do in January is buy a new calendar.

Making resolutions or goal-setting is tricky.  And I find that if I let myself go there, I just get myself into more trouble.  For instance, once I decide to start a diet, I just need to do it... right then... no waiting...  If I set a goal to start next Sunday (for instance) I know that I'll just eat even more on Friday and Saturday in preparation.

Knowing myself well enough to realize this little quirk of reality, I am going to take it one day at a time this year.  Do I have certain things I hope to accomplish?  Yes, I do.  But I'm going to work on them daily and quit worrying about the overall results.  I hope that by doing my best each day I will make steady progress toward becoming who I want to be.

We'll just have to wait and see how it goes, but I do have high hopes that this will be a great year! 

Will I be skinny by next Christmas?  I don't know, but I hope so.  Will my house be a masterpiece of organizational functionality?  Probably not.  But I hope to be able to find the mail when it's time to pay the bills.  Will I become a person who is admired for her prowess?  Doubtful, unless the criteria is based upon my ability to bake a cupcake...  But even if all I accomplish is the successful telling of a bedtime story, that will be enough.  This year isn't dedicated to the big things.  I want this year to be focused on the little things.  Like hugs.  And kisses on owies.  And a favorite dessert after a hard day.  I want this year to be about JJ and Max and Zeke and HRH and The Boy and The Mister.  They are the big little things this year...   

   

 

3 comments:

said...

happy new year............................................................

honeypiehorse said...

Lovely. It's the little things that matter anyway.

TravelByTurtle said...

RE little things; cruising with the top down on 101 yesterday (yup, it's 72 degrees here) and saw a bumper sticker.

Support Wildlife
Raise Twins!

Of course wondered what the sticker would be for tripletts!

Happy New Year.

 
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