I’m not going to kid myself since I already know the truth. Most people don’t keep resolutions. Only, that has nothing to do with my ability to list mine here for whosoever wishes to check them. You can ask questions about them and hold me accountable as well. It’s fine. I absolutely revel in each moment I have to consciously reevaluate my life. Be it birthdays or new years, or any old time. I do it when I’m in crisis too. So with me constantly checking myself I should be better off, right? Well just like you, I’m striving. Sometimes I can be a mess. Just a jumble of emotional plans and promises to self that I don’t even know how to keep. And everytime I say this is it! This time I’m really doing X. Then Y comes along and I use it for an excuse to get sidetracked. But you know what? I don’t even care. I’m human. I’m not going to let myself off the hook for goals I let slide, but being too tough and unforgiving of myself is gone with 2009. So now that I’ve said my speech, here are my official resolutions for the year 2010:
1. Work daily on April Flowers. If not that, then I have a list of other stories or poetry to choose from. I would like to produce a draft of the book by December.
2.Always keep something in the mail. That means I will have submitted an article or query to some magazine and am awaiting their yea or nay on my work.
3. Cut down on internet time. Other than blogging and checking email, I could do less goofing off on the computer.
4. Be active daily. Whether it’s a work out video or just a walk outside, I will find a way to move my body!
5. Plan meals ahead and cook with fresher ingredients. This helps control the grocery bill too.
6. Eat more organic foods. Although more expensive, I can cut some fatty snacks in exchange.
7. Take a bath a least once per week. A good soak is always in order.
8. Go on more dates with my honey. The two of us are having so much fun. It works wonders for our marriage.
9. Take more writing classes and hopefully, finally get a web design class.
10. Find more fun projects and outings for the kids.
11. Continue to declutter the house. Already, there’s more space in the house from our December cleanup. I’m loving it.
12. Spend less.
13. Recognize, uplift, and glorify God everyday; for he is worthy.