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New Year – New Chances

January 3, 2012

Not many people are as excited about New Year’s Resolutions as I am. Some are sort of “over it”, but I am not. In fact, I love New Year’s Resolutions.

There is something about the New Year – it seems like such a great opportunity to start fresh. It’s the perfect time to make decisions about what should be accomplished before the next year rolls around. And you have a whole year to do whatever it is, which is plenty of time for procrastination, self-loathing, regret, shame, and finally just doing it.

Another reason I keep coming back for more (resolutions) is because they work for me and I am pretty good at them. Whenever I resolve to do something, 99% of the time, I give it my best shot. Some goals don’t work out for one reason or another, but never for a lack of trying. If it’s a resolution and it’s in writing, my commitment knows no bounds. Whatever. It. Takes.

So here’s the official 2012 list:

1. Become an eating writer. As opposed to one who can’t afford to…eat. This is all part of the business launching plan that I am rolling out in full force this year. Very exciting and daunting.

Visualization, prospecting, researching, networking, planning, marketing, and brainstorming: I do all of these, every day. Oh, and sometimes I write.

2. Get some style. This goal is fueled by my Pinterest addiction, previously mentioned here. Pinterest can make you feel really crappy about your home décor, your meal presentation, and your fashion sense.

Here’s a tip – if you get off of Pinterest and you’re feeling crappy about your home décor, don’t go to Pottery Barn for help. You’ll only feel worse about your décor and you won’t be able to fix it because you won’t be able to afford it.

After one such trip to Pottery Barn, I realized my bedroom was the equivalent of a college dorm room. Mattress on top of frame and that’s about it. Hence this resolution and the following bedroom makeover (completed before the New Year even!)

There was a before picture, but I lost my nerve. The new look is very simple, maybe missing something, but for now, it’s a sanctuary. (Notice the mod podge lyric decor … the creation of which is outlined here. It has more impact in person, I swear.)

3. Keep in better touch with friends and family. New year, same resolution. Really, going to try for a few emails every week. Get ready friends.

Do you look forward to a new start and another chance to make a resolution?

Image is from http://militaryfamily.com/2011/12/28/5-new-years-resolutions-to-strengthen-the-family/

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2012 5:22 am

    Hi there,

    Firstly Happy New Year. Good luck with the NYR’s, even better that you have a list that is short and sweet as opposed to some people constructing something that resembles a shopping list.

    Over the last few years I re-termed NYR’s to “Simple Aims”, feel free to have a read on my blog – http://bit.ly/smwswV

    All the best Sarah.

  2. January 4, 2012 12:22 pm

    Good luck on your reso’s 🙂

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