You know how everyone is posting about how they did on their 2012 New Year’s Resolutions? Well, this post has to do with mine.
Last year I went a little goal-happy. I ended up with 10 very intense ideas of what I wanted to accomplish. Although I didn’t technically reach all of the goals I set my mind to last year, I improved in every single category so I would consider them checked off. To me the point of New Year’s Resolutions is to make progress from year to year and as long as I’ve made progress in the right direction, I feel satisfied.
The only goals from last year that I ended up not completing at all was my idea of becoming a substitute teacher and reading 50 books. I dropped the teacher idea because I was able to get a job at girl-karma, something I would enjoy more than teaching, and I just didn’t have as much time to read since I got that new job. I even tried adding my reading to this blog as a way to help keep me motivated but it didn’t work out.
The goal I feel the most proud of for “completing” is my Learning to Live Minimally resolution. This resolution will continue into the new year so it isn’t technically complete but I’ve made so many strides in my life to match that goal that I feel really proud.
My second favorite goal was to say something nice to someone every day. I wanted to add more kindness to my life and boy was that the answer! Since I started saying all of my nice thoughts aloud, I’ve gotten a lot more niceness back! I’ve also made a lot of people happy, which helped add to my happiness in return.
My life went through a lot of changes last year, facing my fears, graduating college, becoming cruelty-free, starting to blog full time, joining girl-karma, and exercising regularly. Next year will hold even more changes as Chris will be finishing graduate school and looking for a job. After that, we’ll be searching for our first home. A very scary and exciting experience.
I will be continuing to say aloud all of the nice things I think throughout the day but it has become such a habit that it doesn’t need to be a goal anymore. To add more to that positive mind set, I’ve also set up a positivity jar. I also have some financial goals but I have chosen to keep those private.
After I wrote the resolutions above I actually thought of one more… To stop cursing. You may be surprised to find out that I do curse… but I’m sad to say that I do. I honestly don’t like how much I use profane language. So, starting today I’m writing down every time I use a word I don’t want to say anymore. So far today I’ve dropped four F-bombs. I don’t think cursing is necessarily a horrible thing but I don’t like how I feel when I say them… so I just wont say them anymore. Hopefully writing down all of the times I say these profanities will help me become more aware of what I say and make it easier to stop.
That concludes my resolutions for 2013.
I’m feeling very hopeful about this coming year.
Please share with me your New Year’s Resolutions on my Facebook page! I’d love to talk to you about your hopes and dreams. That kind of thing makes me happy!