Monday, January 3, 2011
Happy New Year! I can't believe that 2010 flew by as fast as it did. In some ways it's kind of sad to see another year slip by, but in other ways.... it's fantastic! 2010 wasn't the best of years for me. Actually, 2010 was kind of a year full of suck.
But it's over with now, so I won't dwell. If anything, 2010 taught me that things will not get done by putting them off. It also taught me a lot of other things, but we won't get into that.
Generally with the passing of one year comes a list of resolutions that we resolve to complete in the new year. For me, personally, I'm not big on New Years Resolutions. The main reason is because I never finish them. I start off with a bang and then after a few weeks, maybe a month tops, BAM! New Years Resolutions are forgotten and I'm off to repeat the bad habits of years past. I seriously can't remember the last time I set a New Year Resolution for myself, other than the obligatory, I want to get fit, loose weight, find a magic diet where you can eat all the ice cream & cookies you want. Yeah, like that's ever going to happen.
This year though, things they are a changing. I'm setting resolutions. And I am going to follow them. Period. End of story. After a year like last year, where I literally got NOTHING DONE!, there's no other choice. I have to do something to get back on track. What's so surprising is.... I'm actually excited about it.
And because I'm a firm believe of: if I put it out there, and others read it, then I feel compelled to do what I said I was going to do, I'm going to share my resolutions with all of you. So if I start slacking, you guys have to crack the whip!
My 2011 New Year's Resolutions:
1) Write more.
Every day to be exact. As I mentioned before, I basically didn't write last year. Or, at least, there was no quality writing happening around here. None. So writing is a must this year.
2) Blog more.
I'm sure you can guess that along with my writing, my blogging wasn't up to par either. Near the end of the year it was practically non-existent. I have a lot of things in the works this year to share with the blogging world, so I'm super excited to get started!
3) Read, read, and read some more.
When you're a writer, reading is pretty important. And I love reading. This was the one thing that didn't really stop last year. However, as you will find out in the coming weeks, I've set a very ambitious reading goal for myself in 2011. There are just so many great books coming out this year!
4) Eat healthier.
Um, yeah. As I said before, I say this every year. And usually on January 1 I just head first into the dieting and exercising and I'm super pumped. And followed by that I get super burned out in a few weeks time. So even though I set this resolution for myself every year, this year I'm going to tackle it a little differently. I'm starting out slow. I tend to do better with subtle changes. Little goals. And my goal for January is just to eat in. Period. With all the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season, my hubby and I have been eating out more, and frankly, I'm so tired of it. I got a set of great pots and pans for Christmas and I'm looking forward to putting them to use. I've decided that I will gradually incorporate more healthy food and exercise, but my first priority is to just take it slow. No need to rush.
So those, my friends, are my resolutions for 2011. The year has just started and I can already feel that it's going to be a great year! I love New Years for this very reason, it's a clean slate and it's very refreshing to start over again.
What about you guys, do you have anything you resolve to complete in 2011??
PS: Due to other obligations, I will only be posting once this week. However, by next week I plan to come up with a blogging schedule. And I plan on sticking to it! Have a great week everyone! I'll be lurking...