Friday, January 2, 2009

I resolve to...

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I think most people do, even if they don’t actually write them down or list them out. But the beginning of a new year seems a bit like a fresh start, and even if you don’t make ‘Resolutions’ (note the capital R), chances are good that you have a few things you’d like to do differently in 2009. I know I do, and of course, since I keep nothing from you, my wonderful readers, I thought I’d share with you what my mantra for 2009 will be. (I just KNEW you’d want to know!)

My ‘theme’ for the new year is simple… it’s not a list of detailed resolutions, but its what I’m going to be shooting for. My mantra is this: Cut back.

Yep, that’s pretty much it. And it encompasses a lot of things for me. The things I need to cut back on… scale down… simplify… For example:

I need to cut back my calories… simple as that.
I need to cut back on my diet Coke consumption (*sob!)…
I need to cut back on my frivolous computer time (but I will sure miss chatting with my pals on IM so much! Heck, maybe I can even finish my novel.)
I need to cut back on my volunteering.
I need to cut back on spending money.

I think if I can succeed in working on these things (among others), good things will bloom up in their place. I want more time with my family. More time to read to my kids. More chances to be with my girlfriends. I want to be more fit. I want more time to do the things that I want to do, rather than the things that I feel compelled to do. I want to remember what is really important in this life. I want to reclaim some time.

So, maybe by cutting back, I can work on simplifying my life. That’s my goal. Just a little reminder to myself that in order for my life to be as full and rich as it should be, I have to let some things go.

I think I can do that.


Anonymous said...

Amen! Love the resolutions. All the cut backs and then next paragraph, all the more, more more's. That was my resolution at the beginning of the summer (in May) - to cut back on many things and focus more on me and my family and it's been great. Being super involved is not what makes me tick! Enjoyed seeing you at the park today!

Rob said...

Moderation in all things... including moderation.

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