New Year’s Resolutions


Take a smoke “break”

Ugh, where to begin?

Every January 1st I set out to start anew and change the world with one easy wave of my not-so-magic wand. Last year was no different… I made my list of numerous, nearly impossible things that I wanted to quit, change, or begin. Now 364 days later, I still have a half refinished piano sitting in my bedroom (year 5), I have unpainted trim in my house, sliding doors with no handles, a fence with missing pickets, a shed without shelves, running shoes that are not even broken in, no rainwater reclamation system, and a blog to write.  Luckily, I’ve been blessed with another new year to add these things back to my list. And so it begins again.

Here I sit, writing…
editing photos…
and wondering how I can choose something to do that I can actually complete… after all, I’m publishing this for the world to see! In talking with friends and family who have made positive new year’s resolutions in the past, I begrudgingly admit that maybe some of my goals are a little too lofty, or a few too many to keep track of. Therefore, this year I have decided to a make a small, bite-sized, realistic list of promises to myself and to the world. If these prove to be too simple, I can always throw the piano back onto the list.

Stop back in 2014 and I’ll let you know how this went.

  1. I will write in my blog and/or post photos, every day. This is something that will benefit me, and hopefully others.
  2. I will focus on the positive rather than the negative (this is much harder for me that you may think).
  3. I will eat healthier food and get more exercise (notice I didn’t define this one very closely… I did that on purpose).
  4. NEXT year, I’ll invent the hovercraft that comfortably seats a family of five and runs on sunlight and reclaimed rainwater. It will also sync up with the music of other smart phones besides the iphone!

So what’s your new year’s resolution?

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