December 31, 2013

New Year. New Focus.

I'm not making resolutions this year!  Plain and simple.  I had a few last year and I actually did pretty well.  I lost 10lbs.  Gained back 5.  I was eating smart for the first 10 months, then all hell broke loose. Walking everyday was a fail, but I did run regularly a few times a week for the first half of the year.  But something always happens and I always stop.

So what am I going to do?  Stop making these huge resolutions?  Stop having goals? I think what I really need to do is stop being so hard on myself. 2013 got the best of me and I will be the first to say it.  I had just about lost all my hope.  I let way too many things pile up on my shoulders.  Problems that were not mine to worry about.  I let other peoples failures hurt me.  I worried over problems I could not fix.  And I tried to help people who didn't want to help themselves.  My biggest failure of the year was not giving myself any thought.  I came in last because I put myself there.

What will I do this year?  I am going to let go of all the nonsense and I am going to enjoy my life.  I am going to read more, sweat more, laugh more and try more.  Make lots of memories.  I am going to take more photos, and actually be in some of them.  I am going to say no to things that won't make me happy and yes to the things that will.  This is my year!

What better way to start it than with a few small goals.  Wait, didn't I just say I wasn't going to be making any goals?  What the heck, I will make lots of goals, but I'm starting out small.  The first thing I need to do is get organized and on a schedule.  Plan my days better.  Schedule my day, cleaning and cooking.  And stick to it.  This includes going to bed earlier and getting up on time.  I think doing this is going to help all my other goals fall into place.  Not really the smallest of goals, but some things never change.  I always push myself.  I can't help it.

I'm going to start a 2014 Bucket List Board on Pinterest and will update here when I actually do them.  You can follow along HERE.  I am going to go back to sharing monthly goals.  I am going to write more,  I really sucked at that this year.  Like I said, it wasn't my best year.  But I'm over that.  I'm ready for the new year and I'm ready for new adventures that are going to come with it.

I wish you all the best in the New Year.  I wish you good health and a happy life.  Remember we only get one, so live it.


  1. I don't make resolutions anymore. I used to but...they never quite happened. I do better when I stick with small goals, usually one at a time. Life gets too busy :)

  2. Small goals are easier to finish and the feeling when I actually check stuff off just inspires me to keep going. AMEN to life getting busy. And for me, it always gets busy just when I'm on a roll. Happy New Year Sarah!