Ah, 2008, you’re finally here! The time which signifies a fresh start for so many: Resolution Time. I don’t usually make resolutions, figuring someone like me could pretty much use year round improvement. So why only think about it once a year? But when I do take the time to list out specific goals for myself it’s usually on my birthday. What better time than your own personal new year for reflecting on your life, renewing your fire for the things that are important to you and moving forward into your new year with a refreshed outlook? But this year, along with the rest of the New Year’s Resolution folks, I’ve got a few of my own.
Finding a good resolution is like finding a good man. You want one that inspires you to become the best version of yourself that you can be, without controlling you or issuing ultimatums. I mean, we want success and happiness here, not miserable heartbreak and tear-filled freakouts! My resolution buzz words this year are, coincidentally, also “re” words. Interesting how that worked out…..
Reduction: My waistline, my thighs, my clutter, my stress, my extraneous obligations, my worry, my debt, my expenditures (especially on stash-enhancing ventures), my guilt over practically everything, the junk in my trunk…..
Renewal: My fitness goals, my hopes and dreams, my charity knitting, interest in old UFO’s, my focus on the good things in my life that I’m thankful for, my happiness….
Have you ever noticed that 80% of “resolution” is “solution”? The key to your resolve is finding the right solution. You might not see it at first, but it’s there.
Happy New Year everyone, and here’s to finding your own solutions!!