I didn’t deliberately not post my resolutions before now. To be honest, I was still figuring them out. This year is going to be different – I can feel it in every cell of my body. I know that great and exciting things are on the horizon. So in an effort to really follow my own advice and make resolutions that were meaningful and intentional, I took an extra few days.
Here they are in no particular order:
- First off – the obligatory one: I will lose more weight in 2011. Not a massive amount, but enough to continue to keep me feeling good in my own skin. I don’t know what that number looks like, right now. Not that I don’t know what that *feels* like, but I know I will know when I get there.
- I will remove clutter from my life. In my heart, in my head and in my space.
- I will run a marathon this year. I may not be able to run a marathon event, but I will run the distance. I think I have to get that done by October, otherwise I am playing against the weather.
- I will take better care with my thoughts. Beginning with gratefulness. Starting yesterday, I will take the time to be thankful. It is the first thing I will think about when I wake up, and the last thing when I go to bed.
- I will be intentional with my career. Really put the effort in, rather than go through the motions. And do it consistently.
- I will photograph the beauty around me. This year I really struggled with my calendar (ugh…. and even then I screwed up with a fucking typo. Don’t even get me started on how absolutely devastated I am). But I digress. I want to have albums and albums of images to choose from for next year’s calendar. Oh… and no typos.
- I will be open to the opportunities that God places in my path. I feel like I do this anyway, but I will be more open to it this year.
- I will spend meaningful time with my family. My husband and my daughter, but also my father and brothers.
- I will try to enjoy the moments as I live in them.
- Finally, I will love. I will love myself. And I will love others. Again, I do this anyway, but I really want to make sure that I always make this a goal. No matter what, I will love.
I’ll take stock every month, I think. Just to see where I am at. I hope that you, also, have made some meaningful choices for yourself.
Happy New Year!