To Resolve or Not To Resolve. That is the Question.

The year is coming to an end, and the new year is right on the doorstep. I don’t usually make New Year Resolutions. I avoid them like the plague because it seems to me that I am setting myself up for failure when I make a resolution. But this year, I do want to make some changes. I’m sure it’s just semantics, but I like thinking about changes and not thinking about resolutions. So, in no particular order here are some things I have been thinking about.

  1. Time is not slowing down, if anything it seems to be speeding up. I don’t like that. I want to be more purposeful and slow myself down, even if I can’t slow time down.
  2. I like to craft, and I am not going to start another project until I finish, or get rid of, the half-finished projects I have sitting around.
  3. I am going tosaipua_winter1 read that pile of books that has been sitting neglected next to my bed. They are books I want to read, but in my defense, it is difficult working the circulation desk at the Topsham Public Library and watching all these new, old, and interesting titles pass through my hands every day and not taking a few of them home.
  4. I am going to spend less time with a computer on my lap or a phone in my hand.
  5. I am going to find time for silence.
  6. I want to fix up my garden so it is pleasant to the eye.
  7. I am going to take one day at a time.
  8. I am going to be more kind.
  9. I am going to spend more time with my husband.
  10. I am going to learn how to carve.

These aren’t goals that I think will make me a better person, or put me on the road to success. They are goals that take me to the type of life I want to lead. What about you?