Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's a New Year!

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5 days into the New Year, and I am just coming up with some resolutions. I hope it's not too late to start, or to share them with you all. I was a bit hesitant for 2 reasons.

1) I don't necessarily feel that there's any value in New Year's Resolutions because many tend to make resolutions just because it's a new year, and not because there are things they want to improve or fix within their lives. I think I read somewhere that many New Year's Resolutions fail because they aren't made for the right reasons. They are only made because people think they have to do them.

2)I am afraid to share some of the resolutions because they may be deemed "personal" by some, or even by me. They are things that are personal to me, just because they are mine- even if they aren't of a personal nature.
However, I decided to share my "New Year's Resolutions" with you all so that I will be held accountable to them, which I do think is important. In order for resolutions or things to change, I strongly believe that it helps and increases the chances of a positive outcome if you have partners, or people to hold you accountable, even if they are other bloggers!

Let me start off with saying that I am calling my resolutions "New Year's Resolutions" because of the
timing, but I didn't make them just because it was the start of a new year. It just felt like the right time in my life. I just finished student teaching, so I am at a point in my life of change- I am going from being a student (again), to a working adult (even if that is subbing for now). Hubby and I have been married for a little over 2 and 1/2 years, and we have lived in our house just as long (hubby a year longer). I have learned things about myself in that time, and in moving to this area of PA. I am trying to fully embrace my country nature, as I have found out that I enjoy. We live in a boro, close knit atmosphere, so I tend to think of my garden as an urban garden. I would someday love to have a farm of sorts- more for the space than for livestock (although I would love chickens)!


- to take more care of my body- through eating healthy foods at appropriate portions sizes, exercising most days of the week, moisturizing my overly dry skin, you name it
- to not worry about everything under the sun- money, relationships, weird natural disasters, etc...the bills always get paid, relationships are work- so just get used to it, and natural disasters are unpredictable and you can never be fully prepared for them.

to cherish the moments spent with the people I care about- I want to focus on them when I am with them, and not be focusing on what needs to be done when I get home from seeing those people- those things can wait

to allow myself to have time to do the things I enjoy most- I am finding that I like cooking (when it's not rushed, and when I can try new recipes of simple, but healthy foods). I want to spend time making things, gardening, knitting, learning to crochet, maybe some drawing, sewing, making a quilt, and DIY projects for around the house... I jam pack my schedule with as many things as possible on most days, and then I don't leave time to do the things that I want to do.

Finally, I want to keep up with this blog. I have really enjoyed it- it is a way to express myself, share with family and friends, and even meet new people (via online). It is another way of connecting, and sharing my everyday trials and successes.

Here's to a New Year (5 days late!)
What were some of your resolutions?


  1. I am taking on your new years resolutions Lindsay as my own. They are so thought out and worded so well that I thought " perfect, here are my new years resolutions as well" also, love this blog!


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