I Must Confess…My New Year Resolutions
Welcome to 2013, Truthers!
I hope it has been a great start to the year so far – I know I have come into 2013 with a positive attitude and a desire to just get on with it all.
I also trust it’s going to bring out some fresh confessions each Monday – it better, or this will become quite a boring read for all of us!
For any newbies out there, welcome aboard. I Must Confess is designed to be a fun linkup where we all share a confession of some kind – it can be funny, embarrassing, ranty or even hypothetical, if you prefer. It can be old or new and you have the opportunity to link up all week.
I have confessed to all manner of things over the last year. You would think I would have run out of them by now, but alas, I haven’t come near to scraping the bottom of the barrel of my home truths yet…
This year I will be setting a prompt for each week for those who prefer to write to a theme BUT you can still link up any sort of confession that you like.
So if you do have something to get off your chest, this is your place!
This week we’re talking New Year’s resolutions. I know some people don’t do resolutions and think there’s no point making empty promises at an arbitary point of the year.
And I get that, I really do.
But I personally like taking stock at the start of each year and setting some aspirational goals to achieve. And to me, they are never empty or pointless.
Two years ago I made a resolution to start blogging…and here I am, two years down the track, still putting my thoughts out there.
One year ago I made a resolution to lose weight and eat better…and here I am, nearly 12 kilos lighter and actually eating fruit each day (who would have thought I’d be doing that after making this confession?)
This year I want to build on some of the goals I developed last year and consolidate them. I guess, you could say, that my two words for this year are ‘build’ and ‘consolidate’. Build on the successes and consolidate the gains.
So here are my resolutions for 2013:
1. Maintain my weight and keep it off. I am currently in maintenance with Weight Watchers and I’m hoping I can maintain my goal weight during 2013. I worked so hard in the second half of last year to lose it that I do not want to have to do it all over again.
2. Be more in the present with my family. I am guilty of never being in the present with anyone. I’m usually thinking ahead to what I need to do next and have always struggled to live in each moment and to savour them. I want to work towards changing this mindset and I think I am finally in the mental place now to try and take small steps to do just that.
3. Take more time just for me. This will require more personal organisation on my behalf (especially in relation to the blog – more on that tomorrow) but I want to find time during the week to read, to cross-stitch (I do want to finish Delilah’s birth cross-stitch before she turns 18!) and to get back into tennis again.
So there are my personal resolutions for the coming year. I would love to hear about yours or about anything else you need to get off your chest.
You know what to do – get to it then!
Next Week’s Confession – My Top 5 Favourite Movies