I have been pretty intrigued by reading everyone's new year's resolutions or goals from their blogs. I don't usually make new year's resolutions. There are several reasons, but the main reason I don't is because I have Attention Deficit Disorder, which means by January 2, I've seen some sparkly bobble of a resolution that looked more intriguing than the resolutions I actually made, so I abandon mine and take up theirs and this pattern continues until I forget that there ever were resolutions and I move on to some other random tangent. So, it's best for folks like me not to get too zealous about making sweeping change in our lives because it will inevitably lead to distraction and ultimate failure. I'm not trying to be depressing here... I'm not wasted by this fact, just realistic. It is what it is so therefore, I don't usually resolve to do a whole lot of things differently simply because the calendar reads January 1.
HOWEVER, since everyone seems to be advertising the changes they intend to make in the coming year, I thought maybe I'm somehow avoiding becoming a better person by missing this opportunity to change myself. So here goes, my grand resolve for 2010:
1. I will remember to pack a napkin in Connor's lunch like his teacher has been asking for a whole semester.
2. I will try to be no more than 10 minutes late to pre-school for the remainder of the semester.
3. I will actually brush my teeth every single day!
4. I resolve not to make any elaborate plans and goals that I know on the front end I will not follow through on.
I know these will be very tough to accomplish, for an unorganized, distractible individual like myself, but I shall try! I do not say that tongue-in-cheek, if I actually get a napkin in Connor's box every day it will be a major achievement.
I hope you have set some attainable, yet lofty goals for yourself as well. If you have any goals for the year that don't involve losing weight or having a cleaner house, I'd love to hear about them. I mean, if you plan to lose weight and keep a cleaner house, I really hope you achieve them, don't get me wrong. Those are certainly great goals. It's just that if I were a resolution making person, those would probably be my goals, and if you have those goals and share them with me I will probably get some grand idea that I, too, could keep a cleaner house and lose a little weight and I'll be tempted to join you in what would turn out to be a doomed venture! :)