Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Resolutions--do you or don't you?

I almost always make New Years Resolutions even though I KNOW nine times out of ten I'm not going to stick with them. It just doesn't happen. Each year I decide this is the year but it never is. LOL. This year I'm not making resolutions but I did make a few goals of a different kind. A few days ago I turned 29. Now I know this isn't old but when you're staring down 30 for the first time it is a little scary. There were things that I'd planned to get done before I turned 30. Some I did and some I didn't. That aside, when I look at my life there are so many things that I know I need to change. Not just physically like losing weight. I know my body will start changing and and I need to get my weight under control before those changes but also personally. I don't DO anything. I never really go out. My husband and I were sitting back thinking the other day and I don't think we've done anything together, just the two of us in a year! That is way too long. I want quality family time as well. Our weekends are spent at home most of the time which is great but I want memories. I want my girls to SEE things and I want to be the one to show it to them. I want them to remember who much fun we had together. I also having writing goals that I'm determined to see come to pass not only for myself but also to show my kids that hard work really does pay off. That you can make ALL your dreams come true.

See what staring 30 in the face did to me? It made me think. So this year, on my birthday I made my 29th year GOALS. I'm going at this personally, putting into action things that I've wanted to do for a while. Now I know basically what I'm doing is resolutions but it feels different to me. I'm making life changes for myself and my family.

So do you make New Years resolutions? If not, why don't you? If so what are your resolutions for this year?

I had to add this because it thought it was funny. I just ran to the store to get my husband some Nightquil and they carded me!!! Seriously! I got carded to buy cold medicine.


J.K. Coi said...

Yay for 29! Really. You know why?
These last two years after I turned 29 have been the best. Because I got to that age where I realized I'd been wasting so much time worrying about stupid things, and it was then that I finally let it go. All the people who dragged me down, all the little things that don't really matter. I guess I just grew up. Now I focus on my family and my work, and I make time for those friends who I know really care. It makes life that much better.

Now, everyone else has probably been able to realize this truth of life way before the age of 29, but I'm sometimes a slow learner.

Happy Birthday, Kelley.
And Happy New Year all!

Tia Fanning said...

I'm staring at 30 here very soon too... In exactly 28 days. (LOL!) It is kind of scary.

I don't do New Year's Resolutions because I tend not to stick with them. I hate telling people I'm going to do something, and then not be able to follow through. So, I never make resolutions.

However, I am going to try really hard to kick a bad, unhealthy habit I have--but it's not a resolution. No, no pressure there.
I'm just going to do my thing and hope for the best.

Happy New Year!

Tonya said...

Happy New Year Kell!!

Your 29th year goals sound great....glad to see there aren't 29 of them!!! That would be overwhelming. LOL!!!

Regina Carlysle said...

I seldom make New Year's Resolutions because it almost seems we set ourselves up for failure. Like you, I have some goals. Some are personal things like kicking some nagging vices...but please don't ask me to give up my chocolate. LOL.

You ladies are sooooo YOUNG! My children are grown now but I honestly find I'm more comfortable in my own skin than ever before. More calm. More settled. Some people are born with that but for most of us, it comes with age and the realization that NO ONE is perfect so you might as well relax and enjoy life. Be yourself, appreciate the little things.

Kelley Nyrae said...

Thanks JK. I still need to learn to let it all go. LOL.

It's so hard sticking to resolutions, isn't it?

Thanks Tonya!

Reg, I'm hoping that comes with age for me too. Sooner rather than later.