New Year's resolutions are both my thing and not my thing. I often start the year optimistic, wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, having these grandiose plans for myself, but that over-optismitic, overachieving gung-ho-ness gets me every time. I want to make resolutions and keep them, but my goals are just too unrealistic or I don't give myself enough grace when I'm making those resolutions. The one time I recall mostly sticking to a resolution is when I committed to reading every day. That resolution worked because it already fit into my lifestyle of reading and just challenged me to slightly amp up what I was already doing. So for 2017 I was inspired by Advice from a Twenty Something to make some "refreshing and simple" New Year's resolutions that could actually be manageable and attainable.
- Be kind.
- Floss more.
- Go to bed and wake up at reasonable times.
- Explore Birmingham.
- Take advantage of our back porch.
- Eat vegetables.
- Take pictures for myself.
- Keep my library borrows to a minimum.
- Start the Harry Potter books.
- Cook and eat at home.
- Keep up with the laundry.
- Read through my collection of books.
- Sort my personal pictures.
- Focus on the blessings.
- Downsize and purge to live a more simple life.
Disneyworld Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida. April 26, 2016 | Canon Rebel XSN, film developed by Indie Film Lab