I've never been one for New Year's resolutions, but I figure since I made quite a few last year, I owe it to myself (and those of you keeping track) to check in and see how I did this year. Ugh, I have a feeling that this is not going to be pretty.
1. I will try to stop obsessing over things that I can't control (emphasis on the try).
Grade A- I'm going to have to give myself high marks on this one. When I made this resolution I figured that I would certainly be pregnant by now, and I had ABSOLUTELY no idea how uncontrollable a two year old could be. I think that I have moved from the realm of obsession into the "safe zone" of careful worry.2. I will make the bed 5 of the 7 days (my husband hates and un-made bed, I could care less).
Grade C+ If you had checked in on me 6 months ago I would have given myself an A, somehow in the last few months I have slipped into a downward shame spiral with my bed making and well, let's just say if "someone" want's the bad made than "someone" is going to have to make it. Unless we have company, than I'm all over it.
3. I will work on the book with the goal of finishing by the end of the year.
Grade D+ Is 100 pages a book? Yeah, I didn't think so. I still really enjoy working on it, life just keeps getting in the way. This will again be on next year's list and hopefully not the year after that, or the one after that...etc.
4. I will be more patient with my little man and my big man.
Little Man: B, Big Man: C / C- Patience is something that does not come easy for me. In short, I don't have any. Especially for grown adults. Blonde haired/ blue eyed little boys? Well, that seems to come a little bit easier. Especially since his favorite game is testing every ounce of it that I am able to conjure up....all the time... every day... of my life...I feel pretty good about my behavior this year.5. Bonus Resolution.
One thing that was not on my list but I would have to give myself an A+ in this year is not wasting one ounce of energy on what someone else says or thinks about me. This kind of crap used to keep me up at night, and now I don't even give it a second thought. I don't know if it was the whole "turning 30" thing, or the fact that I chose to only surround myself with positive people now, but for some reason I just don't care what people say. At all. I realize that I have a strong personality and that you either will love me or hate me and I am completely comfortable with that. It's like this blog, not everyone is a fan and the fact is there isn't a damn thing that I can do to change that, so why bother?
New Years Resolution's 2009 = Fail.
Okay, not quite a fail, but there is definitely room for some improvements. I'm not quite sure if all last year's ressies will make it to this year's list (I do hate making the bed) but I will absolutely be adding to it. It's good to start off the new year with a little motivation, right?
I hope you all fared better than me in the resolution department, if not at least there's always next year!
(photo credit: from here)