I never have kept a resolution, the closest I got was to May or June. I had decided to stop cursing because my language was terrible at the time. After I found out I had been cheated on in the spring, I decided to give boys a break and try cursing again.
I don’t want to call them resolutions I want to be more free flowing. Why set yourself up for a guilt trip later? Why not list your hopes and dreams for the new year?
My hopes and dreams always far outweigh my accomplishments bucket, but I slowly plug away and get a few more things done.
A few hopes and dreams for the coming year for myself and others:
• I wish to keep trying new recipes with my hubbster. Maybe try another country/culture specific dish.
• Expand our chicken flock, build a simple coop and get free eggs all summer.
• Play with our kids daily or every other day so they learn to love people. (Goat kids are due in May or June)
• Start another garden!
Buy seeds, plan, start and plant.
We skipped 2013 and we were pretty sad every day we didn’t have fresh produce in the backyard.
• Go on more dates with Hubbster. My Christmas present of monthly dates should do the trick. (I will likely post about them later)
• Read more for fun.
Get a book, read it all the way through in two weeks. Quit hanging onto one tiny paperback for two months and then barely finishing it.
• Spread more joy.
Visit people, just to sit and have tea. Talk about happy things, really listen and respond to stories from their life and how they are feeling. Like plants; I need to tend to my relationship garden more.
That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. There are more serious hopes like, finding a solid job that doesn’t kill my spirit, paying off bills so I can travel, and exercising more. However, I don’t need a new year to start these things.
Do you have hopes, dreams, goals, resolutions for the new year, or have you had revelations in 2013?
My wish to all my readers is the warmth of a good meal in their stomachs, happiness in their hearts, and the strength of spirit to achieve their goals for the upcoming year.
Merry new year,
~Kit and Kat~