I feel like new year’s resolutions are nothing to be taken lightly. If I’m going to commit to something I want to follow through, and not half-ass either. Whole ass, baby! All the ass! But there’s something about the word resolution that feels too, I don’t know — heavy. Too much pressure. And I put enough pressure on myself as it is. But a list, why a list isn’t all that bad, is it? Especially if it’s made up of a number of things you genuinely want to do. And I genuinely want to get back to the gym, eat better, see Steven and Chris and transform the third “bedroom” (for years a 6′ x 12′ junk room) into useable space to blog and craft. And what’s better: I think I can do it.
I’ve had my head in the clouds the past few weeks, now it’s time to put my feet on the ground and get shit done. I think these are all doable in the next six months, so I’m going to work to achieve these things by the end of June, then make another list for the rest of the year.
Julie’s January to June Checklist
- Work out every other day (i.e. a 30 to 40-minute run on the treadmill at the gym, ideally in the a.m.) + no eating after 7 p.m. (I’m a terrible night snacker)
- Build gallery wall above the living room couch
- Order living room chairs using my Urban Barn gift card (I’m waiting for a furniture sale)
- Transform third bedroom into useable blogging and crafting space
- Travel to Montreal to visit my friends Linda and Isabelle
- Travel to Toronto to see Marilyn and Steven and Chris
- Run a 10K race (Ottawa’s race weekend in May or the July 1 Canada Day race, ‘tho I might cross this one off since I feel like like this is more of a should do than a want to do)
I may add a few more as the weeks go on (I’m still mulling over a few blogging- and kid-related things) but I feel like this is a good start.
Oh, and you might have noticed I’ve changed the blog’s template to freshen up the look a bit. Eventually I’d like to invest in a custom design but I’m happy with the look and functionality of this one for now. I hope you are too, and I’m so glad you’re reading!
Tell me, do you make new year’s resolutions? If so, what’s at the top of your list? If not, why not?
7 responses to “Resolutions (bah!)”
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I really like your list but it would be hard for me not to snack after 7 pm. I go to bed late and need to eat something at night. I usually have an orange or popcorn. I would love to go to these shows in TO also 🙂 On my list in 2015 is to go out with you for coffee!
Ooh, I never even thought about a half-year resolutions list! That’s a great idea. That way, you don’t feel tied to any goals that are not suiting you but have the option of continuing with them in the second half of the year. I may have to start doing this 😉 Good luck with your resolutions – I think you can accomplish them all too!
Yes I agree all or nothing because why say you want to do something if your not committed to seeing it through. I also agree on heaviness of the word resolution. Great share.
No resolutions here, mostly bc i always fail and feel horrible. I like your method. Always room for improvement
easy peasy…. drink more water (lemon added to it) and eat more veggies….
Now what could be easier than that.. Love the new template.
“Whole ass, baby” LOL