Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Promise Time--2013

So for the last couple of years I skipped the resolution stuff and went with promises to myself.  Resolutions never really worked for me--they are grand and I never really kept them at all.  Making promises to myself seemed the better way to go.  I kept most of them last year and it's time to make new ones.
Promises for 2013:

  • Once it's warm enough, I promise to start running again.  I'm not a huge fan of running but it does help to have some activity. And running is something I can do right outside my front door.
  • I want to (again) work on the scrap booking hobby I have really let slide.  This has been on my promise list for the last two years.  This year I will definitely get to it, I have a place (almost) set up so I can scrap.  Now to get the motivation and time to coincide.
  • I want to get out camping at least once a month from June to August--preferably twice a month.  
  • I promise to try one new recipe a month.  This also includes continuing to menu plan.  Incorporating new recipes is fun and it mixes things up.
  • I promise to be more positive, optimistic and go with the flow with my boys.  
  • I promise to read more--having the Kindle has been wonderful, but I need to make more time to read--for my well being.  It makes me a better person to be around and when I'm happy, everyone is happier.
  • I promise to crochet a blanket.  I want one for myself and it's a good skill to acquire.
So there you have it, my promises.  Now to see if I can keep them.  I've had much better luck with the promises.  Have you made resolutions?  If not, give promises a try. They are easier than resolutions.  Go easy on yourself in 2013.
And this qualifies for the Spin Cycle. Go see Gretchen for more New Year promise/mission spins, NOT Resolutions.
Second Blooming

10 comments:

viewfromdownhere said...

For me, it's "goals" instead of resolutions, but I think these are some pretty great promises!

Connie said...

Those are great promises! And I like that they are based on things you enjoy.

gretchen said...

I am with you on the reading more thing. I've always been such a reader, but I suddenly just don't have the time. Well, I have the time, but I seem to piddle it away on the computer!

Hey, do you want me to link this to this week's Spin Cycle? I've gone with "Missions" for the new year because I hate "resolutions", but your spin could be "promises". Let me know and I'll hook you up.

MiMi said...

Hey, me and you could scrapbook together! If we lived closer. And if I was not so lazy that I could actually get my stuff out. And set it up. And print pictures off. And figure out some layouts.

MiMi said...

Also I could teach you to crochet. :)
Are we friends on GoodReads? Do you do GoodReads?

gretchen said...

Okay, you are linked!

Janice Adcock said...

Lots of good promises. I had a friend that tried a new recipe every day most of her adult life. Good luck!

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

I love these promises. Reading, camping and just getting out and doing something are def on my list too! Happy New Year Miss V! :D

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I'm going to try to make one new recipe per week in January. I hope I can manage it!

Great list of goals, and I think they are very realistic, worthwhile ones.

xo,
RJ

Ginny Marie said...

I love scrapbooking! I have no room for it, however, and have taken on a lot of other hobbies that have pushed scrapbooking out of the way. But I still love it!

Good luck with your promises to yourself!

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