I keep thinking about the New Year and fresh starts and simplifying my life but when I sit down and think really hard, I can’t help but realize that all of these plans to make fresh starts and simlifying my life is actually not simple at all.
I think about the entire year and how I expect myself to change the things I do not like and realize that a year is a really long time.
and maybe that’s the problem with New Year’s resolutions, maybe this is why they fail because a year is a long time.
So, to simplify, I’m thinking that at the beginning of each month will be a new start for me and maybe I’ll come here and share with you my plans and maybe I won’t have time and that’s okay because nothing, I’m figuring out, is more important than flexibility.
“it’s okay to change your mind…” I keep telling myself.
“it’s okay to not get it right…”
but it’s not okay to not at least try to change what doesn’t make me happy.
I look around at Facebook and Twitter and within these social media walls are people of all kinds…the ones who daily list everything they’ve accomplished by nine in the morning. Then there are the people who appear to dislike their lives so much yet nothing changes for them because no attempts are made…
(We all complain.)
But too often, way too often, I want to reply with “then do something about it. Get off of the computer and GO.”
I say it to myself, too. My house is mess, I have no schedule (which is not a good thing), work is piled up…my stomach and arms are flabby, the bags under my eyes are darker than I like and I want to read more…
Yet. I do not change. or I do not change enough.
I want to learn to use our TV and remote control.
I want to successfully plan and host parties for my kids’ birthdays.
I want my husband to feel needed and appreciated. Because he is and he should be.
I want to donate boxes and boxes of “stuff” to Goodwill.
I want to only buy what I actually need or totally fall in love with…
I want to have have 3 or 4 sessions this month.
I want to take more pictures of my kids.
I want to exercise just four times, which is four times more than last month.
I want to post more often over here and over here and even on this blog. Writing is important.
I want to visit more blogs, comment more, reply to comments.
This is for January. At the end of the month, I at least want to say “I tried.”