New Year, New Me?

When I was younger, or perhaps when I had more time on my hands, I would spend ages planning New Year Resolutions. I have books and diaries filled with new rules, new ideas and new aims.
Two years ago, it was suggested to me that resolving to do less, not more was the way forward. I felt this was a great idea. Surely resolutions suggest that you don't think you are good enough as you are?
Last year, I had forgotten all that and reverted to some pledges. Here is how I did:
Knit a Pair of Socks - started but not finished.
Eat More Real Food - tick.
Think 'Does it really matter?' Before I React - nice idea, not a hope.
Learn How to Use Skype - my computer keyboard locked when it was installed.
Listen to More Music, Watch Less Television - no more or less than usual I suspect, although I did create an attachment to the Archers ...?
Stop Taking Scarlett To Classes She Doesn't Enjoy - This started well but we spent a whole summer term with me doing Toddler Yoga and Scarlett sitting in a corner.
To Keep Scarlett at Home When She Is Having A Bad Day - as she had a pretty tough 2010 this would have become a little claustrophobic.
To Make Sure Dan Knows How Much I Appreciate Him - again, a tough 2010 but I think we ended well.

How was I to know we were going to have such a tough, tired and challenging year.
I'm lucky I achieved anything.

So, what to do for this year? I wrote a few things inside my diary (just because everyone kept asking me what I had resolved) but one week on I'm feeling a bit more realistic - so here are my New Year Hopes:
I want to finish 2011 with all the people I start with.
I intend to prioritise myself and my family throughout the year.
I need to use or lose the gym and the allotment.
I'd really like to finish those socks, visit Scotland, find a sewing course and for Dan to follow his dreams.

Comments

Vera Amos said…
I totally agree with Dan following his dreams he is so talented and seems wasted at the pub. But I suppose it doesn't happen overnight. I did a fabulous course at college last year which helped me tidy up my sewing skills but if they do a similar course at your local college it would be just right for you. My only resolutions are to wear more colour, make more of my own clothes and will myself to lose a bit of weight. Nicky xx
Jenny said…
Just discovered your blog... Your Scarlett sounds like a little joy...Looking forward to hearing more about life and knitting. Dog lover myself although no experience with the elderly yet....
Emma said…
Hello Jenny, thanks for your comments. It's nice to know my life is of interest to someone other than friends and family!

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