Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Life!

Boy, did the New Year come fast or what?! I’ve been thinking hard about whether or not I wanted to come up with “New Year’s Resolutions” for myself. I’ll admit, similar to most, I’ve typically been pretty terrible at actually fulfilling any resolutions I’ve set in the past. The more I contemplated setting new resolutions, the more I wondered why it’s always been so hard to accomplish the old ones. After much pondering, I’ve decided that I don’t have a particular problem with the resolve part; I’m always pretty resolute and determined initially. I think my issue is more the “New Year” part.
So I’ve come to the conclusion that diminution is an appropriate solution for my resolution evolution. (HA!) What I mean to say is, instead of making a change for the new year, I’d rather make a change for a new life! That being said, here are my “New Life Resolutions”:
1.       The hubs and I are making a commitment to health. We talk about the future and having children and the more we think about those things, the more we both want to better ourselves. We both feel strongly about teaching our little babies to be that healthy eating and an active lifestyle are the coolest. So what are we supposed to do, throw out the classic “do as I say, not as I do”?? Not a chance…we’re going to lead by example starting now!
2.       I’m also resolving to tap into my creative juices. I need a hobby in the worst way; I’m so tired of lazing around in front of the TV. Sure, it’s a legitimate pastime and one that I don’t intend to give up completely, but I need a new outlet for my boredom. Being that I’m pretty thrifty and at times can be creative, I’ve decided I’m going to combine my powers and become the next Martha Stewart! Well, maybe that’s going a little too far BUT I am going to start crafting =0) I’ve been super inspired by some of my Facebook peeps and also my fellow bloggers so I’m going to take a page from their books. I’ll probably post some stuff here and there to share with you all so be on the look-out.
3.       I want to start utilizing the good ole United State Postal Service. While I do love my technology (ask my husband about his long standing grudge against my iPhone) I can’t deny the joy I get when I receive a pretty envelope, stamped with real postage, containing anything other than a bill in my mailbox. With this in mind, I would like to start mailing cards just because I think it’s a thoughtful thing to do.
4.       Lastly, I want to get this blog going in full force. Being in school and working full time I don’t have all the time in the world but I want to write more. I think I can commit to posting at least twice a month to start and if I’m able to do more than YAY for me =0)
So there you have it, my “New Life Resolutions”. I have to say I’m genuinely excited about these changes and I can’t wait to get started!
                                     Happy New Life, everybody!!


  1. Mailing cards is my FAVORITE thing to do... I still do it very often (i.e. you and the hubs Christmas card)!!! If I am at the store grabbing a birthday card for someone, I end up spending half an hour in front of the cards because I will pick one up with someone in mind and it just escalates from there! I also have to say that blogging is sooo much fun, almost therapeutic! You can ramble on about whatever you want, and only those that care to read about it have to. Win-win!! ;)

  2. I LOVE blogging too, not that you couldn't tell with my 5+ posts a week :) I love the idea of mailing cards to everyone. It just reminds people that you are thinking about them. I have been thinking I need a hobby too so I am so serious about getting together with the cricket and some wine :)