I realized today that in the midst of all this moving craziness, I never sat down to think about my resolutions for the new year. I am a big fan of resolutions. They used to depress me, and like most people, I’d give up on them within a month. I think the problem was that I was too focused on the negative, e.g. “lose weight,” “eat healthy,” etc.. Starting last year, I decided that rather than focus on the things I want to change about myself, I would focus on the things I want to enhance.
My 2012 Resolutions:
1. Start a blog
2. Make more art
3. Eat more quality chocolate
I will tell you my friends, I kept true to those resolutions all year. I started Three Blind Wives in February. In fact, I think it was when I announced my resolutions on facebook that Lindsay first suggested we start a blog together. See, you gotta put stuff out there.
I did indeed eat more quality chocolate, which I thought would be more profound. The idea is that while chocolate is good, good chocolate is better. I’d like to think that in eating more quality chocolate, I ate less of the cheap stuff. Yeah, it didn’t work out that way. I just ate a crapload of chocolate.
I made more art last year than probably any year of my life. I actually had a break through in October with my arts and crafts in that I overcame my fear of failure. I wrote more about that in my post about the lamp that made me realize I was capable of literally anything! Okay, that was a hyperbolic statement, and I may or may not have been high on prescription pain killers (after surgery) when I had that epiphany, but that doesn’t make it any less significant.
This year I decided to keep with the positive theme. Only this time, I’m taking the advice of Dr. Oz and making my resolutions more specific. He says that the more specific your resolutions are, the more likely you are to keep them.
My 2013 Resolutions:
1. Wear more red
2. Write (and finish) a feature length screenplay
3. Run a 5K race with Jeff (my husband) and Max (my 11 yr old)
The first is easy. I just colored my hair red, I got some new red shoes, and I’m on the search for the perfect red lipstick. I’ve never worn red lipstick before, so this is very exciting for me. I’m deciding between Mac Red, and Lime Crime Retrofuturist, in case you were wondering. I am open to suggestions on that one.
As for the screenplay, I’ve already got a solid start on two scripts. I just have to carve out the time to work on them, and conquer the voice in the back of my head telling me I can’t do it. Maybe I should keep the lamp nearby for inspiration. <wink>
I’ve already signed the three of us up for a local Memorial Day 5K race, and we are YMCA members, so we can use the childcare and train there. Jeff and Max are on board, and we are starting the Couch to 5K plan today, so #3 is in the bag. I mean, so long as the three of us don’t enable each other. Truth be told, we were supposed to start the running plan on Wednesday, but instead we stayed home, and. . . I made fried chicken and coleslaw. <blush> I’ll, um, keep you updated on that one.
Speaking of chocolate, I wanted to share another funny meme I came across. Scroll through. It’s worth it.
What are your resolutions for 2013? It’s not too late to make or change yours. Are you with me on the keeping it positive? If you made yours on January 1st, did you survive the 2 week trip-up? Please share in the comments.
I set my goals similar ways. I’m excited to hear how your goals go, especially the 5K!
I made the 5k goal also–I found that a specific goal like that helps me with the broader goal of “lose weight and work out more.” I’m thinking of adding the eat more chocolate resolution though.