kite flying between christmas and new year's. the dogs were just happy to run!
i'm back - sorry i was gone for so long. i'll likely not show up over the weekend either. i've got to find a rhythm to this thing. stick with me while i get my feet under me.
i always balk at how cheesy 'making resolutions' sounds, so i spent years setting goals for the new year. i'd list a number (way too many) of goals and then break them down into bite-size pieces and measurable smaller goals along the way. sounds good in theory - except it didn't work any better than making resolutions did.
lose 50 lbs
work out 3 times/week
walk dogs 5 times/week
yoga 2 time/week (outside of teaching)
pay off 10% of debt (we were actually able to accomplish this one and doubled the % we paid off - yay!)
it looked something like that - probably similar to everyone else's. i'd spend a mountain of time on them and then promptly forget them. so i'm trying a different path this year. my resolutions are more conceptual and less concrete. the first one covers so many areas of my life:
- less talking - more doing
- fly more kites
- reconnect with myself (creatively, listen to more music, introduce my kids to music that i love, get back in the swing of friday nights in the kitchen with my kids, cooking at home, composting, and voting with my dollars)
- get this blog off the ground and challenge myself to grow it past my comfort zone this year
- get outside more with my family
- be present
these are all big for me. what were some of your resolutions/goals/anti-resolutions? perhaps sharing them will hold you accountable.