You Say You Want A Resolution

December 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

Well you know… We all want to change the world..

Every year, I see a ton of posts in my twitter (and tumblr) stream talking about all the things and plans they plan to achieve the coming year. Some want to actually finish a 365 photo challenge. Some want to do something that scare them. And some plan to letting go of things, of people, and negative thoughts.

In the past, I’ve made a lot of resolutions that I never went through with. Some that I started but never went as far as the first week. And some that I meant to finish but slacked off or put them off and never went back to.

This year, though, my dreams and resolutions are more realistic than previous years. Some may seem impossible to reach for me now… But I have faith in myself. I’m stronger and dammit, I will go through and kick these resolutions in the ass.

1. Stop caring what people think of me so much. This is a new year, a fresh new start. I want to breathe in deeply, smile, and scream at them “shut the fuck up and suck my dick!” Of course, I’ll just be thinking of saying it but not actually rapping it.

2. Be more organized and clutterless. I want to have cubbies and organized closets and I want to tackle the closet everyone is scared to open. Of course, I don’t expect my apartment in the next martha stewart magazine or anything like that. I just want it organized and neat enough to not freak out when I have unannounced guests at my door.

3. Write more. It doesn’t even have to be on this blog. It can be on my real life journal. Or the journal app I have on my phone. Or even scribble on a diner napkin. The point is to write it out. Write out my feelings, frustrations, my goals and dreams, or a novel.

4. Along with the previous one, I will also make a habit of writing down the things I’m grateful for, daily. It’s more of a lifestyle and not a resolution, but it’s something I need to make a habit of and not to take the things I’m blessed with for granted.

5. One of my goals for 2011 was to read more. I actually managed to read more than 52 books. I’m quite proud of that achievement. In high school I used to read {on average} a book a day. Of course I’m not setting myself to do that for 2012, but I hope to read as many books as I did this year.

6. Be more present. Be more present when visiting with family or just at home with my daughter and husband. My daughter should not be pretending to check her damn email during story time. Play with my daughter until she tells me to get lost. I want to play with her and give her all of my attention to her {and leave some for my husband, of course} while I still have a baby baking. I want to soak up the moments when we’re telling each other secrets through giggle fests. I want to build as many puzzles as I can with her and frame them. Coloring is one of my favorite things to do with her and I’m going to buy as many coloring books as the dollar aisle in Target and the dollar store has to offer.

7. Bake more. I have so many things pinned on Pinterest and saved as favorites and bookmarks that I want to try, but I lack the energy and motivation to actually get in the kitchen and do it. Also, I would need to hire a dish washer because can you imagine how many dishes and things will get dirty? I need to stop being lazy and get into the kitchen. Also, I want to cook more… and hope to not burn my apartment down. It’s a good thing I live SO close to the fire station.

8. Stop telling myself I can’t do the things I want to do in my life and start finding a way to make those dreams a reality. I am good enough. And dammit, I’m awesome. And I will make a point to smile more and to tell myself good things while I’m looking at myself in the mirror, naked.

9. Do at least three things from my life list. I have a few in mind that I can do while pregnant and some that I can do after I have the baby, and I’m already excited about planning and figuring things out.

10. Stop. Pulling. My. Hair.

And now, I leave you with this adorable video of two of my most favorite people in Hollywood. Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt singing What Are You Doing New Years Eve?


Are you setting goals / resolutions for 2012? Be clutterless? Do a 365 project?

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