A New Year, A New Promise

download-download-happy-new-year-2013-2-hd-withFirst, I want to say Happy Anniversary to me!  It was one year ago today that I started this journey of mine as Blog Writer.  (Click here for my first blog post.  It’s about some dirty ice and the runs.)  Just so you know, I’m having so much fun and loving my new hobby.  You know, in case you were wondering.

Second, I want to talk about the dreaded New Year’s Resolution.  They suck.  I stopped doing them years ago.  Mainly because I was sick and tired of not following through.  Because, let’s face it, I’m lazy.  Isn’t it funny how many of us start off our New Year’s resolutions hung over?  If that’s not bad enough, we have to remember to write the year correctly on all of our documents.  Which, by the way, takes me about 6 months.  And why do we wait until the beginning of a new year to make changes?  I know for me, it’s just so I can buy more time.  (“I’m giving up french fries.  Oh, wait.  I don’t need to do that now.  I’ll do that in the new year.  I have 7 months and 23 days left.  Phew.”)  But I digress.  What was I talking about again?

Oh right.  I hadn’t written (or thought of or told anyone) New Year’s resolutions for a long time.  Until last year.  I was not in a good place physically, which led to me being not in a good place mentally.  Although I am a wife and mother, two roles that I love, I felt like I needed more.  So, I wrote myself a little list.  On that list included getting healthy, starting a blog and finding a job.  Well, as you know, I started the blog on day numero uno.  It took me another month (one month and 19 days to be exact) to start the getting healthy bit.  And then another 3 months to find a job.  Better late than never, right?

Because I had such a successful resolution year, I decided to have a go at it again this year.  Here they are.  It’s not a big list.  Because quality is better than quantity.  Besides, quantity is just too much unless you are talking about money or something.  (Ok, ok, I know.  I’m doing that cliche thing of sharing my boring promises.  But you people keep me on the straight and narrow.  If I don’t say it out loud, I’m afraid I won’t be accountable.)

  1. Turn up the volume on the blog writing. Including going viral (I can do it…I know I can).
  2. Volunteer my time to humanity.  In other words, make a difference.  Somewhere.
  3. Be a better me.  By “better” I mean think before I speak (this hasn’t worked in the past, but I’ll try again.  In fact, I remember promising this exact resolution to myself when I was about 17…look where it has gotten me), be less judgmental, more conscious and get organized (see how I kinda snuck that last one in?  I was going to have it be separate but it was just too overwhelming).

That’s it.  Three (four) little things.  Shouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish, right?  I’ll update you in 365 days to let you know how I did.  So far, I’m sitting in bed writing this blog.  Number one is on track.  Last night, I’m pretty sure I said some stupid stuff after my second Cosmo.  Which means that perhaps I’m not heading in the right direction for #3.  Oh, but that was last night.  So it doesn’t count.  At this point, I’m just rambling.  So, Happy 2014 everyone!  I hope all of your dreams come true!  And thanks for being here.  I couldn’t do it without you.  Peace, love and happiness.

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One Reply to “A New Year, A New Promise”

  1. You are doing great, Maureen! Keep up all your writing because you are definitely making a difference in this world and keeping a smile on my face, for sure. Wishing you only the best for 2014!!!!

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