I Will…

I Will...

I keep telling myself, and anyone else who’ll listen, that I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. All that does is set me up for failure. I’m hard enough on myself without adding more baggage to the situation.

Instead of making a list of things I want to achieve that may be unattainable, I’m joining Aunt Becky, and members of The Band to proclaim what I WILL do.

This year I turn 50. There is so much left in my life to accomplish. Not milestones I had hope to have reached by now, but new adventures waiting for me, things I may have never thought of before.

I want 2012 to be my best year yet.

As part of the BB2G World Domination Tour…

I will be brave in my attempts. No matter how much I want something, if I never even begin, it’s not going to happen.

I will get outside more, turn in my hermit membership card and not spend days on end inside my house. I need to unplug, unwind, and enjoy life.

I will reconnect with old friends and make new ones. I will take care of my friendships better, nurturing and building them instead of being so passive.

I will stop taking everything people say and do in the worst possible light. Being that cynical is just too tiring.

I will be more mindful of my own words, and be more understanding and patient.

I will breathe and think deeply more often.

I will pick up a book and actually read it. There are enough books in my house to start my own library, and at least half of them are unread.

I will ask for help when I need it. I can’t do everything alone and I can’t expect people to read my mind.

I will take care of me. I will put more than a cursory effort into looking nice. I will shower, dress and fix my hair every day. I will value me.

I will find my happy.

What will you do this year?

Submitted as part of Shell’s “Pour Your Heart Out” writing prompt at Things I Can’t Say. Please stop by to read the other posts, and give a little comment love.

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

15 thoughts on “I Will…

  1. I will subscribe to your blog. Beautiful layout, gorgeous photos. I love it and am glad I found it via “Pour Your Heart Out”

    I will be fearless.

    I will avoid negative self-talk.

    I will remember others.

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  2. I love your list. I see several things that I could add to my own list. I plan on participating in this too. I’m always terrible at resolutions, but I like this.

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