It all starts Monday.
I don’t know what it is about new year’s (and diets for that matter too), but no matter the day or date it falls on, my “new year” and the resolutions that I make and vow to keep don’t actually go in to effect, in my mind, until MONDAY.
So it’s only fitting that I discuss my resolutions TODAY, the THIRD day of the New Year….
I’m sick of saying how challenging 2010 was, so let me share something that really happened to me as an example that really ought to sum up just what a cluster effer of a year this one was: 2 flat tires in 2 days. DONE.
Though I have no idea what karmic luck, or lack thereof, is in store for me in 2011, I can at least try to put my best foot forward and try to make it all go a lot smoother….
Here’s what I’m thinking…. Generally speaking, of course, as a laundry list of resolutions will surely bore you and, quite frankly, there would be too much I’d be making up. So I’m keeping it simple with three big areas that need to be tackled:
1) PARENTING: I want to figure it out. I’m not saying that it has to be perfect, but holy shit. I need to get better. From dropping empty threats, to not eating at the table nearly enough, I want to do it better and figure it out. Figure out what my son needs, BUT take control and lead the way so that there is no confusion of who is in charge. I want consistency, routine, and predictability to reign in both of our lives. And I want him/me to sleep more. A lot more.
2) FINANCES: I need to tackle my debt and figure out how to go from making ends meet to feeling like I’m again in control and leading the way. Feel free to send me a check and/or lotto ticket as I figure this one out…
3) BODY, MIND, SOUL: Take care of my body. Eat better. Eat more. Eat less. Workout more. Work less. Think about lovely things. Put the bad things behind me. Read beautiful stories. Write beautiful stories. Travel far. Travel near. Stay home more. Get out more. Let love in. Let some love go. Forgive myself. Forgive others. Trust that it will all work out. Be good. Be kind. Be me.
Happy new year.
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  1. Monday, January 3rd, 2011
    I'm TOTALLY with you, especially #1.
  2. Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
    Great piece! I think you are smart to keep it simple and to three. They are three very big ones that most MOmmies need to embrace. Thats the key. Embrace the chaos and be willing to forgive yourself for not being perfect because ( secret) nobody is:) Happy New Year!