Friday, December 23, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

I'm a believer in resolutions. To me, they are a growth guide. They are me THINKING about who and what and how I want to become.

Me making plans.

Me not being a wishy-washy, spontaneous, lazy Gemini with a bad case of Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).

That's good.

Its not good for someone like me to live their life like a Doris Day song. Especially a Doris Day song from a scary Alfred Hitchcock movie!

Pinterest has the same benefits. Looking at Pinterest gives you a sense of ownership about those things that express YOU - either the you now or the you you want to become.

On my Pinterest, I have boards about what I believe, what I want to own, what I want to eat (I AM an overeater, remember), and my bucket list. It helps me define who I am and who I want to become.

If you aren't familiar with Pinterest, look it up. If you want to be a member, let me know and I'll send you an invite.

Right now, my New Year's Resolutions are still in the planning stages, but I want to share with you where they're headed:

1. Continue to work on becoming a conscious, vigilant eater who is focused on health, not feeding my feelings.

2. Actively explore the possibility of getting a job and housing in Albuquerque. Take specific steps like pursue job opportunities with Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Bernalillo schools, explore feasibility of selling my horribly over-priced house, look at renting in Albuquerque.

3. Focus on exercise now. The 25 pounds I've lost has done wonders for my knee. I was able to shop today with minimal pain FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS! I felt in charge of my body. And free! There are many things that interest me: hiking, swimming, doing the Couch25K program, walking on the treadmill while watching tv, Zumba....... I need to do it all.

4. Continue to blog. The benefits of starting this blog have been immense. Weight loss, insight, self-awareness, improved self-esteem.....

Whoever thought that transparancy would do that.

And that brings me to resolution #5 -- of which I am embarrassed about. I feel that it ages me and I don't want people to know.

But, in my case, I've learned that I'm as sick as my secrets. If there is something I want to hide, I most likely need to bring it into the light.

5. (Cringe) Get hearing aids.

There. I said it. I'm aware that I need the TV louder than other people and that I miss out on parts of conversations.

I associate hearing aids with "old".

Well, I need to start revamping that association. (I could handle it if I associated them with middle age.)

OR...I need to start accepting the fact that I'm old!


I'm not old. I'm not going there yet.

So, this list of 5 is going to become my 2012 To Do List. You'll hear more about it later because, one thing I've learned in 2011 is that I get more accomplished if I put it out there for EVERYONE to know.

There are benefits from having no filter and minimal boundaries.

What are your New Year's Resolutions?



  1. I have never done New Year's Resolutions. It always feels like I am fixing something and I don't like that approach.

    .. but over the next week I am going to set myself some goals for the year (improvement, changes Vs. fixing). I am a goal oriented person and with the changes I made to my life this year, I think I am going to be able to come up with several positive things for FY12. Will think about it after the Christmas weekend :)

  2. Emotional eating is the pits and it's also something that I need to work on. Thanks for sharing your're very inspiring!