I'm not one for resolutions. I'm also not one for follow through. I'm fairly certain these two things are related.
There's so much pressure with resolutions. If I don't live up to what I've resolved to accomplish the guilt will inevitably sink in. I'll start feeling like a terrible person and then before you know it it's May, I haven't kept any of my resolutions and I'm elbow deep in a carton of ice cream to make the sads go away. And really, who needs that kind of stress in life?
Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. I suppose resolutions aren't quite that bad.
Maybe I'll make a few.
However, I'm only making resolutions I fully intend to keep with very little chance for failure. Baby steps, right?
These are my resolutions. (In my head, this is being sung to the tune of that Usher song, "These are my
1. I will learn to use my new dSLR camera. B was sweet enough to give me a great new camera for Christmas and I want to learn how to use it properly. I'm determined not to shoot in automatic.
2. I will not punch the trainers at the Y when they remind me that "Consistency is the key to success."
3. The infamous mirror will be hung in 2011! (For those of you keeping track, it has now been in the box in the corner of our bedroom for a year and a half. Oh, the shame.)
4. I will bake bread. From scratch.
5. It's been almost two years since we got married. It's time to make an album of our wedding pictures. (Or, preferably, hire someone to do this. Any ideas how to go about this? I don't want to use my wedding photographer.)
6. Drink more water.
7. The windows in our dining room, guest room and master bedroom need shutters or blinds (and have since we moved in two and a half years ago). I'll check that off the list in 2011.
8. Try five new local restaurants.
9. Bring my lunch to work more often.
I would go for ten but I think I've already been overly ambitious. Resolutions 2, 3, 5 and 7 will be challenging enough as it is.