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 target.com. 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.