By Heather O.
So I’m not much of a resolution gal. I’ve tried it in the past, but have never really been able to stick to what I resolve. One year, early in our marriage, DH and I even sat down with pen and paper, wrote out our goals, and put them on the fridge, because nothing says, “LOOKIT ME!” like a big piece of paper staring at you every time you go foraging for food. But even those goals faded into the background of the other clutter on the fridge, and I think midway through the year I tossed it in a clutter-purging frenzy. So you know it’s bad when by May, your resolutions are relegated to being trash.
But I like the IDEA of a resolution. The idea that after a certain day of the year, poof! You can be a different person, just because the number at the end of the date is different. It’s pretty intoxicating, the idea that you can change, get rid of your worst habits, become closer to the person that you want to be. Is it possible?
Maybe it is. Maybe this is the year that I’m going to keep my closets clean, that I’m going to read my scriptures daily, that I’m going to keep my house organized. Maybe this is the year that I’m going to keep up with the yardwork, that I’m going to be better about budgeting, that we’re going to spend less and save more. Maybe this is the year that I’m going to spend less time online and more time bonding with my children, that I’m going to be more patient and less grumpy. Maybe?
Tell me if you’ve ever been successful with a resolution or goal, and how you’ve done it. Because I’d love it if this year, I could be just a little bit more.
Although I will say, January is a bear of a time to go to the gym, and I look forward to March when everything gets back to normal. Sorry if that makes me sound cynical about exercise resolutions, but I just hate to wait for a treadmill. Sue me.
Happy New Year’s everybody!
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