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by Megan

I wouldn’t say that I don’t believe in making resolutions in the new year, but I think it’s more important to always be thinking about what you can do better and improving yourself all year long.

“Tomorrow” is a scary word, but it’s one that I fall back on a lot- as in, “I’ll start the diet tomorrow, or I’ll exercise tomorrow.” Even worse, I tend to say, “Okay, I’ve fallen off the horse, so I’ll take the rest of this week/month/holiday season off, and then I’ll come up with a plan to get started with getting back on the horse on this date.”

NO! The time is now, no matter what the time happens to be. Don’t wait to make changes- just do it now. I need to take this advice probably more than anybody, but I think I’ve been doing better lately.

I do something interesting on New Year’s Eve, which I’ve done for years and years, and which apparently I hadn’t told Daniel about before this year. I don’t remember when I started doing it, but at least as far back as high school. When it hits midnight on New Year’s Eve, the first word I speak in the new year is what I most want out of that new year. I have to say that by the time the next New Year’s Eve rolls around, I usually have forgotten what word I decided on the year before. I take that as a good sign- I figure if I forgot the word, I must not still be in need of whatever it was. But I kept that tradition going this year, and here’s hoping! Ah, wouldn’t you like to know my word?! Sorry, even Daniel doesn’t know it.

So all that being said, there ARE a few things I would like to do better this year. Obviously weight loss is way up there, along with just a general life style change where that is concerned. I’ll get more into that in another post. Other things include cooking more and planning the week’s meals in advance (and hopefully saving money on the grocery bill), spending more one-on-one time with my husband (babysitters?), making my home cleaner and more comfortable, and (a specific goal) I would like to audition for ten things this year. More on that later.

So I hope everyone is looking toward their new year with optimism, and if you have specific goals, I wish you the best of luck!

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Anonymous January 20, 2009 - 11:35pm

Oh me me me! I’ll babysit! All the time 24/7!