I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions. I have commitment issues. Making a promise to follow through on almost anything strikes real fear into the heart of this Smart Mouth(ed) Broad. I’ve been married for 30 years. What more do you want? I like to win. And making a resolution always ends with a failure, at least in my experience, more often than not within
2010 has not been the best of years. I think the economy and society’s refusal to recognize my QUEENDOM has taken its toll on all of us. But I am nothing if not a cock-eyed optimist. I like to hope for the best and expect the worst……so that I’m never disappointed. Cock-eyed, I tell ya.
So this year I’m lowering my expectations. Baby steps. Here are my New Year’s resolutions for 2011.
- I resolve not to gain any weight. For years I’ve been trying to lose the equivalent of a 4 year old child. Here’s to hoping that 2012 doesn’t have me lugging around (= to) a six year old.
- I will stop myself from making promises that I can’t possibly keep. i.e, “I will blog words of wisdom every single day of my 50th year.” You didn’t believe that, did you?
- I will read more books. The Bible, trashy novels, spy novels, self-help books. I will finish reading Eat, Pray, Love. I am lolly-gagging for sure on this one. I absolutely adore this woman author. I feel a strong kinship. The problem is that a dear friend of mine told me that once you get past “eat”, It all goes downhill….or is it uphill? Whatever…it’s not so good. So I'm lingering. I’m savoring every word of the “eat” section. I might even finish in 2011 if I pick up the pace just a bit.
- I will drink the occasional martini. Dirty. With 3 olives. Shaken, not stirred. Hey, I’m 49+1 now. Martinis are soooooooo grown up. But writing “soooooooo” really isn’t, is it?
- I will wine a lot. It makes me feel better.
- I will eat
no lesssome cookies.
- I will cherish the “little moments” and enjoy the journey. Sometimes, I get all caught up working toward and anticipating the big stuff. A little older, a little wiser now, I realize that it’s the little moments that make all the difference.
- I will spend more time doing things that give me pleasure. Get your mind out of the gutter, people.
- I will spend less time worrying. I spend a good deal of time worrying. No more.
- I will find time to read more of my favorite blogs. I miss you guys. I miss knowing what is happening with your lives. I will not let it become my life. Balance. Balance. Balance. That is the key.
- In 2011, I will strive for balance. Wish me luck. History has proven this to be a real challenge for me.
Love and Kisses,