Friday, January 2, 2015

No Target Practice in 2015

Back in my mommy blogging days, I posted my New Year's Resolutions each year.  I'm still deciding what I want to do with this new blog (well, not new exactly, but mostly neglected/never quite up and running) and how much I want to share about my life beyond books, snacks, and projects.  I have some resolutions about faith and prayer and about being a better wife and mom that I won't expand upon here, but I thought I'd share a few of my more concrete resolutions for 2015.

1.  Stay out of Target.  
I've heard of others (like my sister-in-law) trying this, and I think it would do me and my checking account much good.  If I see something I really fancy (like a C9 workout top -- I love those) or there is something one of my kids wants for a birthday or something, I can order from  But in 2015, I will not be popping in for one or two items and leaving a couple hundred dollars poorer.  I love "stuff," especially the stuff at Target, but I think I'd feel stronger and more clear about the distinction between wants and needs if I stayed out of the stores for a year.

2.  Read more books that don't sound like books I would like.
I talked about this in yesterday's post about my 2014 Reading Highlights.  I want to leave my comfort zone a bit more when choosing books.

3.  Write more regularly. 
Figure out if I want to commit to this blog or not.  I miss connections forged as a result of putting thoughts and words out into the world.

4.  Make some doctors' appointments. 
I am (years) overdue for my annual exam/pap smear and for a dermatologist visit.  Inexcusable.  I also don't have a regular doctor.  Time to stop using the CVS Minute Clinic as my main health care provider.

5.  Cut back on my Diet Coke consumption. 
I left this one purposely vague because I don't know if I can do it.  Actually, I suspect I can do it, but I don't know if I want to do it.  Let's just say that if I can aim for three or fewer DCs per day, I would be feeling pretty good about my progress.

I have plenty of ideas about fitness, food, cleaning, and organization, but I'm just going to vow to do the best I can and remember that my home, my body, and I are all works in progress.  Inch by inch, life is a cinch; yard by yard, life is hard.

Any resolutions for 2015?  I'd love to hear about them.


  1. Your 2015 goals sound very similar to mine!

    Good luck to both of us! May 2015 be a wonderful year!

  2. Love your goals. I'm thinking a similar "stay out of Costco" would be very helpful to me. Gave up Diet Coke last year and still can't quite believe it. I'm trying to narrow down a single word or phrase to help me focus on bettering my life this year -- haven't quite hit on the right one but thinking it might help me more than resolutions. Writing is high on my priority list, though. When you blog, it helps me stay motivated!