I've always had mixed feelings regarding New Years resolutions, mostly because they are often so easy to break, (how many times have we resolved to stop saying the f word, or to lose 10 pounds when a few weeks later we get cut off in traffic, or you see fried chicken and waffles on the menu. You should ALWAYS eat chicken and waffles when they are on the menu.) That being said, I love the idea of starting off a new year with goals that contribute to self betterment (did I just make that work up? Possibly.) So instead of setting hard and fast goals, these are a few healthy reminders for myself towards being an even better person in 2013 :) I tend to be a very deadline/goal-driven person and while I mostly view it as an incredibly positive attribute, at times it can lead to me only seeing the endgame and not enjoying the journey and the little things that make up the now. While I will likely continue to look forward to the future, this year I want to take time to 'stop and smell the roses,' take on only the things I really love to do, and enjoy the quiet times just as much. This year has been a test to remaining positive, with job searching, uprooting my life to move back to Missouri, and maintaining a long distance relationship, there have been times when things seemed incredibly hopeless. Throughout it all I've tried to stay upbeat, and I truly think it's been what got me through the past four months. This year I want to continue looking at the glass half full, to laugh & love more, to fight less, and look for the humor in all situations. I am the constant deal seeker, which is great for my pocketbook, but sometimes leads towards me purchasing something that I normally wouldn't if I were to pay full price. Now that I am gainfully employed and begin to find a house, buy a car, (basically become an adult again,) I want to only obtain the things I REALLY love. I tend to get really wrapped up in a project and dedicate every bit of my time and energy towards completing it, sometimes to the detriment of my other commitments/family/ or friends. This year I want to develop a healthier balance for all of my projects, both for work and for fun. This last bit is a constant goal, to not let petty arguments, people who cut you off in the road, or small things to bring me down. I think Kaelah said it so well in her resolutions post, "Life is too short to only breed/feel negativity.
What were your resolutions this year? xoxo Fearsy