Please don’t get me wrong here. I’m not trying to rush the new year. However, I know I won’t have much time between now and January 1st to sit down and write out my list. So in these few moments of quiet, I’m going to write down some of my New Year’s Resolutions.
I know myself well enough not to put losing weight or getting in shape on the list. I like my weight even if I’m not as small as the fashion world tries to tell me I should be. While I wouldn’t mind saying I’m a size 4 again, I like being an 8. I have curves and am eating good, healthy food so I know I’m not killing myself with artificial junk food or preservatives. Being a little more active would help I’m sure but I’m not really that big into exercise. I love low impact activities like yoga and swimming and just walking around the park with my daughter. I will put that on my list; to add some low impact exercise a couple of times a week. I need to do more than sit at a computer desk. Humans weren’t made to sit still.
Another thing I want to put on my list is something I’ve already started working on. I want to start or join a local writer’s group so I have some accountability, motivation and competition to work on my first book. I’ve talked to the ladies at my local library and they don’t currently have a group but said if I could get some people together that it would be no big deal to start a group. They have two rooms reserved for groups and have had writer’s groups meet at the library in the past.
I also need to add a second job or find a full-time job. My bills are stripped down to rent, electricity/water (no gas), and my cell phone. I own my car but it is 17 years old and I’m the last in a long line of people to own it. It has lived a long, full life and needs to be scrapped. I can’t afford a car payment though without more income, so onto the list it goes.
I would also like to start decorating my apartment. I can’t paint the walls but I would like to buy all those pretty but useless things to hang on the walls that make it look like someone actually lives there. Picture frames, wall sconces, metal decorative pieces, clocks…you know what I’m talking about. Morgan also said she wants her room done in Chococat. More things onto the list.
I am also going to read some more classics this coming year. I need to finish Don Quixote. I started it last summer in between quarters in school and I’m not sure why I didn’t finish it but there you have it. I would like to read some of the classic women. The Bronte sisters, Louisa May Alcott, Dickinson. Any other good ones I should add to the list?
What are your resolutions for the New Year?