It’s almost 10pm at my house. Kiddo and I are watching Pirates 2 and getting ready for a game marathon until the ball drops at midnight. It’s a tradition of ours that we’ve done every year except one. We buy sparkling cider, grab the board games, turn the TV to Dick Clark and wish in the New Year. We, of course, also wear the funny hats, the leis, drink cider out of plastic champagne flutes and make lots of noise at midnight. It’s something we look forward to every year.
Earlier, I was leaving a comment at Stacy’s blog about resolutions, when it occured to me that I don’t make them anymore. I don’t stick to them and at the end of the year, I always feel like a big fat failure.
2006 was not a good year for me. I’ve learned not to boast that I never get sick because it sends out bad mojo that eventually bites me back in the butt. So, since I don’t do resolutions, I’m going to do promises. And since I have them in print and I’m putting them “out there” in cyberland I’m counting on my blogger buddies to hold me accountable 🙂
#1 Promise to Myself: No more negative self-talk. It’s destructive and eventually I’ll believe all the bad things I say about myself. I am a kind, loving and decent person and deserve to treat myself better.
#2 Promise to Myself: I will go back to a healthier way of living. This year, I really let myself go. I lost a lot of weight last year and then when all the health problems started, I used them as an excuse to binge. No more. Stock up on the veggies, start exercising again and just take care of myself.
#3 Promise to Myself: I will get my finances back on track. With the medical bills I had this year, I’m fallen off my budget. I vow to get myself back on track and be a grown-up.
#4 Promise to Myself: I will come out of self-exhile. I will socialize. I will meet new people. I will date (and yes, I have somebody specific in mind ~ but I need to take care of #1, #2, & #3 first).
#5 Promise to Myself: I will make a dent in the dreaded TBR stacks that are collecting dust in my linen closet ~ at least one per month.
There, I’ve said it. It’s now out there and I am accountable to keep myself on track. Here’s looking at a happier and brighter 2007. Happy New Year to my blogger pals. I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year.