Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years Resolutions

This week’s prompt from Mama Kat is to, of course, write your New Year’s Resolutions. I really was NOT going to do it this year, but then I thought that the important part of resolutions is to try to meet them, thus making your life a little bit better everyday. So here goes…

1. Be good to myself.

In the past I have always written specific weight-loss goals, and usually fail miserably. I have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, on top of a rare, chronic disorder called Relapsing Polychondritis. With the two combined, exercise is often difficult, if not impossible, so while I HOPE to loose weight, I vow not to beat myself up about it. Instead, I will focus on BEING GOOD to myself. Not overeating is being good to myself. Going for a walk is being good to myself. Resting when I need it is being good to myself. Taking all my medicine is being good to myself. And so on!

2. Think of three good things.

I recently read “Family Tree” by Barbara Delinsky, and one of her characters advised that when you are mad or upset with someone, think of three good things about them. This seems a practical way to change negative thoughts, and I believe my attitude about my job and my marriage will be the better for it. My husband is a very good man, but often is the brunt of my frustration with other things. Thinking three good things will keep the reasons I married him at the front of my mind!

3. Complete Project 365.

Just because I am looking forward to this one does not mean it will be easy! I realize that taking a picture a day for a whole year is a huge undertaking, but I have been mulling it over since October, so I’m going for it! Check my blog on Mondays for the previous week’s shots.

4. Send cards out on time.

I am a card maker, and have everyone’s birthday and anniversary already on my 2010 calendar. I will try harder to get them in the mail on time this coming year!

5. Spend more one-on-one time with each of my daughters.

This one is a repeat from last year, but one worth working on some more. They are such fun kids, but often I am so tired, or busy, or distracted, that I fail to appreciate their unique personalities and needs. And let’s face it, sometimes siblings together just don’t make for a fun time. So I want to take a little time each week, or month, or whatever, just to be with each girl. I’m sure they will love it as much as I will!

P.S. As I am reading back over my goals, editing and so forth, I realize that I really want to do these things! So how about I make myself accountable and give myself a grade at the end of the month on my blog? Check back to see how I am doing!


  1. This is a great list! Hmm - I should check out Project 365 - although I am NOT a photagrapher at all.

  2. Be good to yourself inside & out!

    Thanks for stopping by, come back anytime.

    xoxo, My Life in Purple

  3. Those are great resolutions! Yes, be good to yourself! That's a great one!!!!

    Happy New Year!

  4. Great list! I look forward to seeing how well you're coming with your goals.

    I bet your daughters will love the one-on-one attention so much!

  5. You know what? I hadn't thought about completing project 365, but that has me all excited now! Hmmm...maybe I will!

    (I just needed a little push, you see.)

  6. You have some good resolutions...I'll watch for your pictures. Have fun with that! I love the 'think of three things'...gonna file that one away to use in my own life.

  7. Love the take a picture a day resolution! Love it!

  8. Wow. Your goals are so great! I love them! I can't wait to see your pictures. Have fun! Your girls will love that. Do they like modeling for you?


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