Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The non-resolution resolution

As a rule (as of about three years ago), I do not make New Year’s Resolutions. I used to. I liked the idea of having the opportunity to re-commit to the things that are important to me. But it always ended up looking like a list of things that I needed to DO and not things that I wanted to become. Last year, I’m pretty sure my only resolution was to have a baby. Accomplished!

Admittedly, Chris and I did set a goal to eat more at home (and that doesn’t mean ordering more pizza) and being more active. We have a beach trip scheduled in May and don’t want it to sneak up on us.

This year, I wanted to think about some habits that I think will help me to be a better person. So that’s what I did. I thought about them. I didn’t want to utter them aloud because that would put me in some sort of binding contract with whomever heard me say them. So I’m not even going to write them down. I’m just hoping that I can change a few habits.

I will, however, admit that one goal was to blog everyday for the first 21 days of the year because that’s how long it’s supposed to take to turn something into a habit. Clearly I did not follow through. In my defense, I did think about things I could write about each night as I was lying in bed. Also, Chris has been working on his monthly presentation over the past couple of days which means that I have far less time with the laptop.

Let’s just say that I hope to blog more but am making no promises.

1 comment:

Kimba said...

i for one, will enjoy you blogging more. :) that photo of miles and chris is just fantastic.

i'm with you, voicing them only adds to my personally induced stress level. yeah for thinking! :)