New Year’s resolutions

happy new year

My opinion regarding New Year’s resolutions is very torn.  On one hand I love the idea of a clean slate, a fresh start, of opportunity.  On the other hand, I’ve never made a resolution that I’ve kept.  One year I even attempted to make what I believed to be no-fail resolution of taking a multivitamin daily.  After the bottle that I bought made my stomach queasy I swore that I would try another brand immediately but never actually did.  Even the easiest of my resolutions are forgotten and insignificant shortly within the new year.

I can’t help but think that 2013 is going to be my year of change, whether I want it to or not.  Since this feels all out of my control, I decided to once again make resolutions.  Since the multivitamin incident I’ve neglected new year’s resolutions, but I feel excited and almost a sense of craving for them this year.  I want change, I’ve been searching for it for months, but not necessarily the change that is looming right around the corner.  Call them resolutions, call them lifestyle changes, call them what you will, but in light of the new year, I have made a list of MY hopeful accomplishments that I plan to strive for.
Here they are:
– eat better (for me this means much less red meat, smaller portions, and incorporating more fruits and vegetables in my meals)

– practice yoga regularly (my goal is 5 times a week and I don’t care if it’s once a day and three times in a day one day and two times the next, I just want to make it more of a habit)

– read (I just finished a book that I received for Christmas and it felt like such a wonderful achievement after shelving this hobby for years)

– continue to nurture the relationships that are so dear to me (no explanation there)

Not a resolution, but the things that I am ecstatic for in 2013:
– Kate visiting in February

– Sarah and my trip to Chicago in July

– Jamie in my trip to Napa Valley in the fall

Happy New Year!  Best wishes to all for a wonderful year ahead!

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