Friday, January 2, 2009


even though it's technically friday, you can't deny that it is the first non-holiday-day of 2009. there is no excuse to put off those resolutions today. yesterday didn't count, but today does!

res·o·lu·tion n.

1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.
2. A resolving to do something.
3. A course of action determined or decided on.

now i think that people fail at their so called "new year's resolutions" because they pick completely obsurd and giant goals that they don't really believe in. then when you fail, you feel guilty and then you feel guilty for feeling guilty....

(and when i quote this i am obviously quoting mike myers from Austin Powers as the big fat scottish dude that eats babies!!!)

as·pi·ra·tion n.

a. A strong desire for high achievement.
b. An object of such desire; an ambition.

so this year instead of making some resolutions, i'm going to make some aspirations. that way if i can start out with baby steps and also if i slip up i won't beat myself up over it!!!

  1. Living Healthy - this includes learning to cook better food, working out consistantly, taking multivitamins, eating and drinking less junk, keeping up with my diet & exercise journal.
  2. Cleaning the House More Often - this actually means instead of leaving cleaning to one day, try and clean a little bit everyday so that it's not so overwhelming, and reducing and organizing the amazing amount of clutter we have in our house.
  3. Quality Time with Loved Ones - this means calling people more often (i have an extreme fear, almost phobia, of talking on the phone), responding to emails quickly, keeping up this here Blog.
  4. Being Happy - i need to not be so hard on myself if i don't accmplish everything on this list, maybe try some yoga or medetation, think more possitively, etc
i know these are pretty generic type "aspirations", and they are the same ones i come up with every year (for alot of people too) but that doesn't make them any less important to me. and that also doesn't mean that i can't try and improve upon them just as i do every new year!

(i am changing the "side-show" into "sidenote" seems better and not as dumb.)

i am going to try and have a big-old-fat announcement on monday, so check back to see what i have "in store" for the beginning of 2009!!!

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