Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Year

I don't really believe in New Year's Resolutions.  I have never known one person to actually keep up with something the entire year, and I feel like in general, people usually just set themselves up for failure and end up forgetting about their resolutions somewhere around February 1st.  Also, I think that people should do little things to better themselves year round, not just during those first weeks in January.

That being said however, I do have a couple of things that I want to work on, goals to achieve, and little things to do that I think will make me a better person.

Of course there is the obvious:  Work out, eat better, learn to cook, start to run, read more books, watch less TV....but I'm shifting my focus to some other areas.

1.  Take time to do something once a month, by myself.  All alone.  I never do this, I need constant company (unless I am just hanging out at home alone) and because of this I feel very dependent on people.  So I want to go out to breakfast, hang out in a coffee shop, spend hours window shopping and go to a movie with the lovely company of me, myself, and I.

2.  I am terrible at keeping in touch with people.  Even with email and facebook and everything of those sorts, I am terrible.  I loathe talking on the phone, so if you don't live in the same town as me, you probably won't see or hear from me for a matter of months.  The problem with this (aside from the obvious) is that I have a lot of friends.  And a lot of people that I truly care about.  But have a talked to one of my sorority sisters since last October?  Nope.  Sure we post little snippets on each other's facebook walls, but I have yet to have a substantial phone conversation with any of my 'best friends.'  This obviously needs to change.  So I am going to make more of an effort.  To call. To write. To plan a trip back to Colorado to visit.

3.  I am a very blessed girl.  Incredibly blessed.  But far too often, instead of counting my blessings and thanking God, I complain.  That clearly needs to change.  I am going to be more grateful, more positive and happier!

Those are my top three goals to achieve for 2011.  Wish me luck!



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