I loath New Year's resolutions, mostly because I never stick to them, I am never quite resolved enough. I also find it ridiculous to try to improve myself once a year - I have goals and ideals and ridiculous "aha!" moments every single day! Today, January 27th (no, not the typical 1st of the year), I am resolving to do SOMETHING. ANYTHING. Whatever strikes my fancy or tickles my taste buds I will go after and conquer.
My current fancies:
- GETTING OUT OF DEBT
- Growing and developing my Etsy Shop
- Sew a lot
- Write the first draft of my novel
While I don't hold much faith in Resolutions, I do find myself to be increasingly attracted to Goals. The following are my goals for February:
- Work on my ever changing novel-in-progress 3 times weekly
- Knit a hat to match the scarf I've almost finished
- Ready the room for our expected second spawn, due to debut in Mid-April
- Bake a dessert I've never made before
This morning I read a small free 40 page ebook from www.rockyourday.com called "More Time Now: How to Invest One Hour a Week to Free Up 1000 Hours a Year". In it were all the tips and advice I've heard before, but what I did take away from it was a little inspiration in the form of the next few lines...
Only when you decide to stop settling for less do you begin changing your life.
Don't settle for living a little. That's the path to weakness.
We say "the day got away from us" but in a lot of cases, we gave the day permission to go where it pleased.
And on that note, I'm going to go reclaim the rest of my day.