Now in general people who have known me for a long time have probably heard me say that I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. This is because I used to think that they were basically setting yourself up to fail, so if you don’t bother to make any resolutions you pretty much come out on top in the matter. I mean nothing REALLY changes from 11:59pm to 12:00am on December 31st, other than one changed digit on your rent check. BUT having had a fantastic 2013 I think it’s time for me to embrace the New Year’s Resolution. After all, who doesn’t love a clean slate! So in celebration of mine I thought I would fill it with a few doodles…some of dancing bananas and others more serious like Venn iagrams.
New Year’s Resolutions….from frivolous to serious:
- Organize my Pinterest boards…..I know, that is completely ridiculous! BUT my “Recipes” board is too huge and needs to be categorized and I have a board called “Design Styles” and one called “Design Stuff”….isn’t that the same thing? If EVER there was a First World Problem this was one! Nevertheless this one made it on the list. Here’s hoping that if none of the other resolutions come to fruition this one does.
- Knit one small project every two months. On the surface this one seems doable, however I seem to be able to go an entire year without so much as throwing a glance at the cardigan I’ve been “knitting” since 2010. I make no promise that I will work on said cardigan but I’m hoping to get hats, cowls, or even a baby gift or two knitted this year.
- This is the serious one. Move from the “obese” tier of the BMI chart to the “overweight” tier. Now I’m not even sure I agree with this chart but it’s all we’ve got to go on so I choose to use it as a guide. Honestly this is a VERY achievable goal for me since I’m only about 2% away from reaching that tier. More importantly I’m aiming to be very near the “normal” body weight tier. Again, not sure I will ever weigh the 118-159 pounds that that requires but I’ll do my damnedest to get there.
Those are my main three resolutions. I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with a ginormous list, but just to get it all out there here are a couple more mental/philosophical things I want to keep in mind for this year:
- This year I want to remember to do what makes me happy.
- I want to stop being afraid of what could go wrong and focus on what could go right.
- I want to focus on how I far have come instead of on how much further I still have to go.
So there you have it, a couple resolutions plus a few thoughts I want to keep in the front of my mind this year. I hope all of you are enjoying 2014 so far and that you have thought about what you want this year to bring. I know it’s cheesy and cliché to write a NYR post but I do believe in the power of taking your goals and writing them down to make them more concrete. Any of you have a fun or exciting NYR you want to share? Write it in the comments or on the Becoming Supersonic Facebook page. Happy New Year!