For those of you who may only make it through mid-January with your resolutions…
Keep ’em simple, people. Nothing worse than facing discouragement a week or two in. Resolutions are daily tasks or situations that eventually become a lifestyle, not a chore.
Therefore, I’ll exchange my more vigorous resolutions (learn Italian fluently, own a cabin in North Carolina, walk down the aisle, be loved by a little French bulldog) for some easier, more immediately attainable alternatives. Like:
What and how I eat. I want to juice 1-2 times a week (read: buy a juicer!) and eat smaller portions. I also want to cut down on coffee (gasp!) and drink more green tea.
Living music. Although Orlando isn’t a mecca for great shows, we do get some. I want to go to more concerts. The last one was itty bitty at The Plaza but was such a BIG night of seeing Josh Ritter! Up next: the Givers at The Social.
Budgeting. I have a steady job now, so it’s time to save money (read: pay off my debt) and put some away for travel. I’m so glad we aren’t still on a dowry system. My savings account is wimpy.
Book borrowing. I love to read, but I would like to borrow more books from friends or the library than I buy. The last time I moved I realized how many books I’ve collected and just how much books weigh! I’ve given a ton of them away and now it’s time to release that accumulation habit.