There is no doubt about it - I have been a horrible blogger for about a year now. But I'm going to add another resolution to my list... I'm going to resolve to be a better blogger. My goal is to post a minimum of once a week, every week, for the next year. I hope to carry it beyond that, but lets just take it one year at a time ;)
What are my other resolutions?
Well, my first resolution is to get back to drinking only water. In July 2010 I gave up milk, soda, juice, coffee, etc. but over the last year or so (when I was pregnant and after) I regularly drank those things again. Wine is something I will continue to drink but is like to limit myself to three glasses total per week - right now I average two a night a few times a week.
The reason I initially gave up all but water is the same reason I want to go back to it and it's quite simple; I eat a lot. I consume a lot of calories in food. Cutting out drinks is an easy way for me to bring my calorie count down. I'm not trying to lose a bunch of weight but last time I did this I lost 10 lbs. It's really an easy and painless way to be a bit healthier and to drop 10 lbs.
My next resolution is to stop avoiding things. I have a huge tendency to sweep things under the rug when I don't want to deal with them. I wish these things would go away but we know life doesn't work that way. The only things that go away are the small, insignificant ones. The bigger things just keep growing. Issues end up bring harder to deal with later because they become even more intimidating the longer you wait. I really need to stop avoiding things and start dealing with them while they're still small(er).
My biggest resolution is to become a more patient person. I detest waiting for things. I don't like waiting on people. I can't put up with things that annoy me for very long - and I'm very easily annoyed. It's become very important to me as a wife and mother that I learn ways to better deal with my impatience. I want to learn coping mechanisms so I no longer shut down. I want to learn how to keep my cool and to stop yelling. I'd like to try to better hide my frustrations and to pick my battles.
I know that becoming a more patient person is going to be the hardest thing that I set out to do this year. It's going to take a lot of work and I don't anticipate it to come without some ups and downs, but for myself and my family I vow to give it all the effort that they deserve.
These are the goals that I have set for myself this year. These are things that I plan to tackle to improve myself in the year 2013. That doesn't mean that when this year is over that it's okay if these things don't stick; this just means that with this new year beginning I'm choosing to look at this as being a fresh start. A time to start working on the faults that I know I can improve and to return to things I have enjoyed previously. I plan to work hard to make these changes a permanent part of who I am.
So if I have any readers out there still, lemme ask you... Did you make any resolutions when exiting 2012 and entering 2013? Why or why not? Would you care to share the vows you've made, if you've made any?
Happy New Year!