Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The One With the Resolutions

Last year I made a few resolutions. Some were kept, others were failures and a few were never even attempted. That's life. Am I right?

With the new year comes new resolutions. And once again, I'm proclaiming them here for all to see. I think it also helps me to hold myself a bit accountable for what I've decided to resolve. :)

1. To become more organized. This has a sub-resolution as well... to become better at time management. With these two powers combined, I will become super Mom! (I wish!) But really, I feel that I wear too many hats, begin to feel overwhelmed and ultimately feel that many times my days have been wasted. I know that I can make better use of my time. And I know that I need to be more organized in order for that to happen.

2. No more pop. For real. I mean it. I probably say this about 5 times a year and then I fail. Miserably. It's been 3 days since my last Pepsi and so far, so good! My friend, Jill, has the same goal and shared an awesome app, the Streak App, that has helped her stay motivated to say no to soda. I've downloaded it on my phone to help me stay on track with this goal.

3. Lose this weight and keep it off this time! Last year, I lost 25 pounds, then gained all but 5 of them back. I know that I can do it, I just need to put a bit more effort in. I want to be healthy for myself and my family, I want to fit in my clothes better and I want to feel good about myself. I can do it. I know I can. :)

Now, while many bloggers are choosing their "word for the year", I've decided to do my own little spin and have chosen a "phrase of the year" in which to live my days by. Honestly, it's because there are SO MANY words I could use as my mantra for 2013. This helps me broaden the spectrum and still be true to what I want this year to mean for my life.

"Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it."~ L.M. Montgomery

These words are spoken by the immortal Anne Shirley, the character Ms. Montgomery is so widely known for. A favorite character of my youth, she has grown into a wonderful inspiration in my adult life. And this passage is one that I've chosen to reflect on this year. Just repeat it. Let it sink in and float around in your head for awhile.

Isn't it a bit of a relief? It gives you hope, yes? Just think. There is always tomorrow. It's always new. Clean. Ready for the taking. What wondrous adventures lie ahead? Your tomorrow is what you make of it. But, to me, this also means, that today is still here. Even though mistakes may have been made, tempers may have risen, patience may have become a lost virtue, you can still enjoy today. Especially knowing that you can try again tomorrow. To be that person who you wish to be. To become what you are destined to become. Whether it be a better mother, a more patient wife, or a compassionate human being.

It is possible. Because there is always tomorrow. :)

Have you made any resolutions? Did you choose a word to live by in 2013?

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