I Must Confess…this is a resolution free zone

Welcome to 2015 confessors! I wish you all the best for the season and the new year and yada yada.

While the calendar has ticked over into a new year, pretty much everything is as it was last year, in my world.

The pugs are still snoring and eating at every opportunity while I’m still trying to find a quiet spot away from the chaos of the house for JUST 5 MINUTES!

Nathan is still pottering about with his models and terrain. Gilbert is still complaining. Matilda is still playing way too much Minecraft. Delilah is still OBSESSED with Frozen. Dad is still in hospital. Mum is still with him in Sydney.

You get the picture.

So for this year, for something completely different, I’ve decided to waive my right to dodgy new year resolutions.

I will instead make conscious change on my own terms not just because a date on my calendar suggests that I should.

I’m already on the path I want to take. 2014 was a year of massive change for me so there is no need to change tack now just for the sake of change. 2015 will instead be a year of consolidation. I will continue doing as I’m doing and just get on with it.

No resolution required.

New Year Resolution Free Zone

And to support me in my quest, I found the usual suspect memes to keep me honest (care of Google):

Baby no new year resolution

Cat no new year resolutions

Matrix no new year resolution

One Does Not Simply Keep New Year Resolution

RDJ anti new year resolution

SLJ No New Year Resolution

Willy Wonka No New Year Resolution

Yoda no new year resolution

Where do you stand on new year resolutions? Have you made them this year? Do you stick to them? Do you loathe them? Link up your confession post and start the week, and the year, off right!

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26 Responses

  1. Zita says:

    I am with you Kirsty, I definitely agree with the one that says you don’t need to wait for a new year to make positive changes in your life. I have not made any this year other than just to make the most of the opportunity I have been given! Instead I have chosen a word and a bit of a mantra!
    Zita recently posted..for my word for 2015

  2. Aroha says:

    I have come to despise NYRs. It doesn’t matter what numbers you write on a form each day. It doesn’t matter if it’s 1/1 or 10/8, any day is a good day to make change! I do feel like I learned some lessons over the last year though, so now it’s just trying to put them into practice and be mindful of them in every day living. Love those memes! Thinking of you guys and your dad every day. xo
    Aroha recently posted..Femi-what?

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Aroha! Apparently he is sitting up watching the cricket today. He’s resisted the TV for over 3 weeks in hospital so I’m pleased he has decided to while away the time now as he has a few more weeks to go before he’ll be able to head home…

  3. I don’t think I’ve ever done new years resolutions. Considering I don’t drink or smoke theres never really been much I want to give up. I do like the word trend thats going around though 🙂
    Toni @ Finding Myself Young recently posted..52 WEEKS OF MEMORIES – The 2015 prompts

    • Kirsty says:

      I do like the idea of a word for the year BUT I can never settle on just one. So I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing and see where that takes me x

  4. Tegan says:

    This year I have set myself goals because I figure that goals can be reassessed rather than hard and fast ‘I must do this’. I’ve also chosen a word for the year. I thought that I had only told people in comments on blogs but it turns out I had added it to todays’ post lol!
    Tegan recently posted..My goals for 2015

  5. Jess says:

    Didn’t even think about resolutions this year, I’m just gonna go with my gut and try to enjoy the experiences as they come 🙂
    Jess recently posted..30-by-30 #13 Face a Fear

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m with you Jess – I have no expectations for this year. Let the experiences come at me – I’m ready for them!

  6. Ness says:

    I’m back! It’s been so long I’ve forgotten my blogging ettiquete and didn’t link back to here in my post! Bad me! I will fix it, though.
    You’ve definitely already made some amazing changes without waiting for a new year. In fact I think you deserve a cakie or two. Gluten free, of course! Hope your dad is on the mend too. Hugs. xo
    Ness recently posted..This Is My New Year’s Resolution…

    • Kirsty says:

      I was thinking about you yesterday (in a non-stalkerish way of course!) as I enjoyed THE BEST creamy chocolate cakie at IKEA. And it was GF too. SO GOOD. Pity it didn’t help me make a decision on our postponed furniture purchase though… 😉

  7. I don’t like resolutions. I think they are commanding and intimidating. I rather softer, more gentle approaches to guide me in the changes I wish to make.
    Sarah from Creating Contentment recently posted..hello January

  8. Happy New Year! Still Frozen obsessed here too. Sigh.
    Emma Fahy Davis recently posted..My summer reading list

    • Kirsty says:

      I know…had to play Elsa and Anna again this morning with Delilah. They went driving in the Barbie car, then went swimming in a box and finally laid down to sleep on one of her myriad of cushions. It is very cute though!

  9. Like each and every year I resolve not to make resolutions. I momentarily entertained changing things this year and then went back to my old ways. Linking up late. We had a heat wave and power outage here in Perth. It’s been one of those days. Still 39 degrees at 11 pm.
    Raych aka Mystery Case recently posted..Wise Words 2015 The Year of NO More Excuses

  10. I hope it’s not confusing that I’m posting this way – my name is Emily and I’m the coauthor of DecomposingJaime. Jaime and myself are both admins of the site…
    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I’m not much of a resolution person either. Every year at this time I do a bit of a cleanse – no coffee, no alcohol – and I do tend to hit the gym harder right about now, but that has more to do with cleansing myself of the holiday excess than the actual change in calendar.
    I know Jaime isn’t doing resolutions either. Just staying the course she’s on, because it’s been a good one. 🙂
    Emily Waugh recently posted..These Are My Confessions: Expectations Gone Wild

    • Kirsty says:

      Hi Emily! Sounds like you are both on the right track. Why change things for change sake? Hope you both have THE BEST 2015!

  11. No NYR’s for this little black duck. If I realise I need a change I just do it when I need to. For example, last year I got a treadmill and started exercising at Easter!
    Janet @ Middle Aged Mama recently posted..My Year According to Instagram

  12. Vicky says:

    A no resolution zone sounds perfect! I’m more of a goals type of person! Love the memes too!
    Vicky recently posted..10 Awesome Things January Edition

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