Thank you so much for your kind and wise replies on my last post, dear reader! You gave me hope and a plan. I really appreciated your insights. Thank you!
Well, in case you didn't notice, 2012 is pretty much over. If you had asked me 10 years ago where I'd be in 2013, I would have said, "wha? Dude, I don't even know where I'll be next week..." or something like that. Because I'm really, really good at long-term planning. (Insert sarcastic snorting here.)
Actually, it may sound stupid, but I've done pretty much everything I really wanted to do --the important stuff, anyway. I graduated from college. I married in the Temple. I have kids. I'm still active in the Church. Done. Crossed off. Finis! Well, it's not as simple as it sounds, but you have to understand that the Gospel, my hubby, and my kids ARE the most important thing in my life. Everything else is secondary.
So when it comes to New Year's Resolutions, I kind of balk. I'm not against them, nor do I think they are the most wonderful things in the world, I'm just kind of "meh" about them. But I decided it's good to set goals, and it's good to have dreams. There's nothing wrong with setting out to accomplish something new, eh?
This is the plan, dear reader: tonight during FHE (before Brandon has to be at the big youth dance) we will be writing out our resolutions. I've stolen the idea from my awesome Canadian friend, Mandy, from goals I saw taped on her pantry door when we were in their home in July. We'll focus on four areas: Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual. One goal in each. Nothing huge. Nothing we can't accomplish. In fact, here's mine:
Mental: read 4 non-fiction books
Physical: run one race
Emotional: repeat the mantra "calm and kind!" over and over when confronted with situations that would normally make me freak out or get angry.
Spiritual: pray ON MY KNEES at least once a day
See? Doable. And yet they are something I will have to focus on. To run a race? I've got to get running and start losing weight. To pray on my knees? I need to set a time and do it.
But there's more (mostly due to your responses on my last post). Because I tend to do better when I don't think about things too much (or write them down, or tell people about them), I'm hesitant to share. So, let's be vague-ish.
*I will be preparing more essays and presentations about womanhood in the Church
*I have found a system that should "cure" my emotional eating for good (it involves hypnosis. Not kidding.)
*I am going back to a routine of nutrition and vitamins/supplements that worked really well to help me lose weight and eradicate daily depression symptoms (this was about 5-6 years ago) without setting myself up for failure.
So, what are your resolutions? What are your goals for the year? Do you make resolutions? Do you keep them?