Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Years Resolutions

I was talking with my mom this evening, just chit-chatting about Christmas and our visit and what not, when she asked:

"So what are your New Year's Resolutions??"

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This sort of blind sighted me. Yes, I realize tomorrow is the last day of 2012, but I totally forgot that this time of year brings with it reflection, goal setting, and well, resolutions.  So my answer?

"I don't know."

After I got off the phone I decided I had probably figure that out, since 2013 is fast approaching.  Then I realized, the reason I don't have any New Years Resolutions is because I've been changing all year long. Today-Begin doesn't wait for January 1.  It's about deciding and doing.  For example, I wanted to start a blog, so I did it.  I wanted to craft more, so I did it.  I wanted to get out and see DC so I've been doing it.  I'm an ever evolving person and have been changing my life for the better a lot in the last 6 months without waiting for a designated time for "new beginnings".  This makes me happy.  I don't need a new year to be a new person.  I've been doing it all along.  This realization empowers me and makes me think that maybe, just maybe, I've been practicing what I preach.  That being said, there is still room for improvement and I'm a sucker for traditions... so here are my New Years Resolutions.

1.  Be Happy.   This one is courtesy of the hubby.  He probably picked this for me because I spent the better part of 2012 being unhappy.  I've spent the majority of the last 6 months climbing out of a pit of unhappiness and self-loathing to find my "happy place".  I've come a long way, but I still have my days where I'm just a grump.  So I'm resolving to make unhappy days occur less often and happy days occur more often and be filled with more joy.  After all, I have a pretty awesome life, a pretty awesome family, and a lot to be thankful for.  I have no reason to not be happy.

2.  Blog More.   I've started a blog, now what?  That's kind of how I've been feeling the last few months.  I want to write more and put more effort into promoting what I write.  Dare I say get to 20 followers this year?  Well that's my goal and to write at least 3 times a week.  So basically, you're all going to get really sick of reading what I write, ok??

3.  Eat Less Sugar.  I feel like you can't have a New Year's Resolution list without something health related, right?  I am generally a healthy person.  I work out regularly, and eat relatively healthy, with one MAJOR exception.  I love anything with sugar in it.  I crave it.  If I don't have sugar regularly I get headaches.  It's bad.  So I want to slowly wean myself off of sugar this year.  I think my teeth and gut will thank me.

4.  Have Another Baby.  Not sure this really counts as a resolution, but it's the first thing that popped into my mind.  I know it's not entirely in my hands, and that God's timing is best... but I guess it's just something I'm hoping will happen in 2013.

So there you go.  And you know what, although it's not 2013 yet I'm starting TODAY on my resolutions. I was in a GREAT mood today.  I was in a great mood despite forgetting to make dinner and do something for my calling at church.  Despite Logan head-butting Daniel in the head and chipping his tooth.  Despite a hole in my new cashmere sweater.  Despite Logan's less than 1 hour nap. And I'm obviously writing on my blog for the second time this week--sick of me yet?  And I didn't eat 4 cupcakes and a pint of Haagen-Dazs ice cream after church today--- oh wait, I did do that!  Well, that just gives me something to strive for in 2013!

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