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Friday, December 31, 2010

Resolutionista

A lot happened over Christmas, but with the new year a day away I wanted to make some resolutions. Well, sorta.

I'm not really a resolutionista (I love how anyone can be described as anything by adding "ista" to the end of it: fashionista, bargainista, frugalista, eat too much chocolate-ista). In the past I've actually failed to realize that December 31st had rolled around and woke up January 1 without having made any plans on how I was going to improve my life for the new year. And on years that I did make a list of things I resolved to be better at doing, by the third week in January I had forgotten them. I'd find the list in my journal mid-year and think, "Oh ya, I was going to learn how to knit this year. And not eat fried foods. And run everyday. Hmm, I think I'll go eat some bacon and sit on the couch and not knit."

And this year isn't going to be any different. Because let's face it, you can't really make resolutions and expect them to come to fruition if you never planned on changing the way you lived your life in the first place. Yes, it's nice to say, "This year I'm going to lose weight". But if you never really had a plan as to how you were going to lose said weight, come February you probably will have gained ten pounds. Believe me. It's happened to the best of us.

So why disappoint yourself with a list of unattainable goals? Just do like Amber did. Her resolution list made me laugh. And you know she's keeping every one of her resolutions this year.

In reality I have lots of resolutions I could make for 2011:

eat healthier
exercise more
become a couponer
be more organized
have family home evening more consistently
read more
serve other people
smile
become a scripture-ista...I mean scripturian
go to the temple more often
learn to knit...haha

But if I actually tried to do all of those things starting January 1, I'd get too overwhelmed and quit. So for now, I'll resolve to pick one and work on it. And I won't be surprised if by July I have forgotten what that one thing was.

Happy New Year!

5 comments:

vdg family said...

Heehee. I love adding -ista to things. It makes them seem so much more approachable to me. :) We can do this sister Resolutionista.

BrooklynBargainista said...

Thanks for linking to my blog. I love your site. :)

Tori Wilding said...

I just don't make any goals. Then I never feel bad. :) Just kidding. Good luck!

Greta: From Transparencies of Motherhood said...

I too would fail if I tried to start everything on the 1st. I like your idea about picking one and slowly working your way down the list.

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy New Year!

I never say that I'll eat healthier. It never works.