Wow. That went by pretty quickly. 2012, I mean. Here we are another year older, and it feels like I got nothing done but laundry. And even that was iffy sometimes.
2013. Time for a fresh start. Time to make resolutions! The problem with resolutions being that, in general, I forget about them, then remember, and beat myself up for not doing them. Or they're so overwhelming that I don't know where to start, so I don't bother. So. First resolution: I resolve to tackle things in baby steps.
There will be no weight loss resolution this year. Sometimes I manage it, and sometimes I don't, but usually, I end up resenting the me who thought to write it down in the first place. And besides, the goal is really more about health. You know, being able to run after the children without needing a recovery period, that sort of thing. So: I resolve to eat less crap, and walk more.
I'm not going to resolve to "organise my life". That's kind of unrealistic, since my life tends to circle around other people. People who I can't really control, no matter what I write on the calendar, or emphatically yell at them while waving forgotten hats. So: I resolve to organise my dresser. It can be done.
It's all well and good to decide not to yell at the kids, but again, entirely impractical. I would have to be a saint. And I assure you, I am not. So: I resolve to work on being patient.
And the last one, the big one: I resolve that if I attain these goals, I will attempt to go one step further.
For example, once I've cut down on the crap, I will endeavour to add healthy things to my diet. Once I'm walking more, I'll (perhaps) give jogging a shot. Once I've finished with my dresser, I'll give the closet a shot. That sort of thing.
How about you? Have you made any resolutions for the year?