For some people, resolutions just aren’t their thing. For others, completely die hard on it. For me? I think I’m somewhere in between [probably like most people] – I love the idea of them, but my follow through could probably use
a lot tad bit of help. This past year though, I went with somewhat vague resolutions to help relieve the pressure of this must be done right now. But more importantly, I did so that I wouldn’t curl up in a ball crying that I’m a loser come January 1, 2013. [I didn’t. Score!]
If you want more background on what was going through my younger mind, just click on the fancy link titled 2012 Resolutions. And if you don’t, well, then, you’re a falafel.
Weigh Less Than I Do Now – Success!
I have decided that I’m going to share a little bit of my weight hate with you all in 2013. I went back and forth on this last year and I think it’s because I was still embarrassed, but I can absolutely say right now that I no longer feel that way. I am proud of what my body has done for me in this past year (considering I’m technically overweight) and I want people to know that if I can do what I did, then surely they can too. I’ll divulge more as I finish up a post I’m working on. But yep, I’m down about 15 lbs from this time last January. (It took everything I had not to write *only 15 lbs*. I’m working on thinking positive rather than reinforcing bad habits. 15 lbs less is 15 lbs less, right?)
Read More – Half of a Success!
I did read more books this year. Not as many as I wanted too, but to be fair, I decided to spend my free time in another way. Running. I did buy more books this year, but they’re still just getting dusty on my bookshelf. [Don’t tell the husband.]I’m taking suggestions for 2013 though!
Write More – Success!
In 2011 I wrote 51 blog posts, but this year I more than doubled that by having a whopping 114! I know there are some bloggers out there that post daily and I’ll probably never be one of them, but I’m happy with this. I had also hoped on writing more than blog posts but it’s been slow going and I’m okay with focusing on Lilllie & running for the time being.
Create More – More Success than not!
I like doing home-y things. I enjoy scrapbooking and making things. I really like to cook. Basically, I like all these things I just kind of suck at pulling myself away from the television to follow through with them. This year though, I feel good about what I did. I re-finished a bookcase for Lillie. I made Edible Fingerpaints and a Redneck Waterbed. I even attempted to wow you into liking Turkey Meatloaf and Stuffed Acorn Squash. I kind of slacked off in the latter part of the year, but I feel like I made up for it with the time I put into Lillie’s Two-Tu Cute party.
Overall, 2012 totally went down as a great year for me. I dedicated more time to myself and in the process became a better mother, wife & friend. I did things I never thought I would even want to do. I’m going to miss 2012, I really am. But I’m so excited to see what 2013 has in store for me. It’s going to be a fantastic one, my friends, I can feel it.