Thursday, December 31, 2009

better than a resolution

i don't really ever make "resolutions" because i kind of don't see the point.  no one ever really keeps them, maybe for a week or a month tops, then they gradually stop "resolving" and they feel like a total failure for not sticking to it.  hence the reason why i don't like resolutions.  i don't like feeling like i've failed at something or let myself down.  plus, the gym is more crowded than a KFC handing out free fried chicken the month of january with all those resolving to "lose weight and get healthy in 2010!"  the gym generally clears out by february and life goes back to normal.

also, i'm not trying to lose weight or eat healthier or go to the gym more often.  severe food allergies pretty much keep the skinnies on (both a blessing and a bad curse) and force you to eat healthy and i'm fine with going to the gym once a week, once a month, or whenever i damn well feel like it.

my point is, i'm not into resolutions.  in fact, i propose a good failure-free solution and something much much better: post-it notes!  okay, so you may be thinking, what the hell am i going to do with post-it notes?  first of all, i LOVE post-it notes.  particularly pretty post-its.  i put them in places i look most often with reminders of things most important.  still don't get it?  here's what i mean, and you may of course tailor it to your needs, what's important to you, or what you're looking to do.  little sayings, quotes, verses, and personal reminders go a long way for me:

if you have castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  now put the foundations under them.
- henry david thoreau

fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.
- proverbs 3:24

conquer yourself, not the world.
- rene descartes

for God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
- 2 timothy 1:7

take bailey boo for a long walk today.

call a friend i haven't talked to in awhile.

do something nice for someone today and don't secretly bitch about it.

try not to curse like a sailor for a day.
(maybe this will get quasi-bf to quit saying, for such a little girl, you sure do have a dirty mouth.  my mom's so proud.)

pray for others.

volunteer for a day.

go for a long run.

study the bible and spend more time in prayer.

love others more than i love yourself.

my goals will morph and change throughout the year as i grow and change.  thank you to all of you who have become my readers, my lovely stalkers, and even my bloggie friends in 2009.  i enjoy reading and commenting on each and everyone of your blogs, so keep them coming!  some of you encourage me, some of you make me laugh my ass off in the middle of the day when i need it most, and some of you bless me by saying the right thing at the right time.  thank you for sharing a little piece of you with the blogosphere.

i hope you all have the happiest of new year's eves and are ready for a great new year in 2010!

* xoxoxoxoxooxxooxoxoxox *


Lindsey said...

LOVE post its!! Great resolutions, happy new year friend!

SG said...

So you are soooo right about the gym, it's almost comical.

Happy New Year!!

JUST ME said...

I'm not sure I could ever stop swearing...I gave it up for Lent one year and it was a disaster.

jessalyn said...

if i could take a picture of the 5 grillion post it notes on my desk right now and leave it here i would.
you must check out best sticky notes ever.
happy new year bloggy bff!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I think this is the best idea I've heard all day long! Thank you! Post-it's are the BEST!

Mrs Montoya said...

I am with ya on no resolutions. Just one more thing to curse about when I blow it!!!! Happy New Year!

ScoMan said...

Happy New Year. I don't do resolutions either. I don't see the point of waiting for a new year to change something you're not happy with or saying you'll change for the sake of change. You won't follow through.

The notes thing is a good idea. My notepad on the fridge just has "Call back xxxx on ------" as I jot down messages from the answering machine. Not as inspiring or important as some of your stuff.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

I sincerely hope that I am one that makes you laugh in the middle of the day. I really hope I am not the one who says the right thing at the right time because I aspire to NOT be that person. :)

Happy New Year, love.

Rasha (andthisiswhatshesaid) said...

I agree... and happy new year love!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Resolutions are just asking for failure in my opinion...I like your approach. I need to clean up my potty mouth. Damn. :)


The Only Girl said...

Happy New Year Meredith!

Michelle Hoad said...

I need to quit cussing too. My two year old is getting a potty mouth and I can only blame it on my husband for so long before the jig is up.

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Happy New Year, pretty girl! I am so glad that our paths crossed in 2009!! This year can only bring wonderful things in your life, I'm certain! xoxo

sHp said...

Thanks so much for finding my blog - Yours is great! The post-it notes made me giggle - I love some pink post-its!!!! Hope you're having a great day :)

Cathy said...

Happy New Year! No resolutions for me either.

Christy said...

Cursing like a sailor - I'm with you on that one. Should probably add that to my resolution list. Happy New Year!

Shandal said...

What a great idea about the post it notes! It's easy to lose yourself in your daily routine and forget to do those little things that can make a difference.

Happy New Year Mere Bear! :)

Sole Matters said...

"try not to curse like a sailor for a day.
(maybe this will get quasi-bf to quit saying, for such a little girl, you sure do have a dirty mouth. my mom's so proud.)"

haha that cracks me up!!! Im just like that!