Have you ever made a resolution and not followed through with commitment or (need I say) failed? How does that make you feel? I am guessing, terrible. So it is not only the fear of failure that we all share, but how it impacts our life, thoughts and daily goings on. I for one, do not wish to fail so I don't make unrealistic promises to myself.
Do I need to lose 20 lbs.? sure do.
Do I need to not buy books and not read them? sure thing.
Do I need to not buy SO MUCH nail polish? yeah, right.
These to me, are not the type of things we need to put upon ourselves as a NY Resolution.
Maybe to be more forgiving or understanding?
Promise to learn from others even if they have different views than you?
To be kinder to your close friends or family?
Be a better mom?
These are what I would call "resolutions" ~ of character. We can all drop a few lbs. or read more books....but what does that truly change? Maybe a dress size.... (not a bad thing), but that cannot change how others view you as a person or how you view your inner self.
So with this, I resolve to not make a resolution like everyone else. I reject the thought of failure. The inherent feeling of making a promise I most likely will not keep is banished from 2011!
This blog may take a few new steps this year...it is not meant to offend or anger, but sometimes I like to put away my polish and paint ideas. TM of sorts.
And to my new, dear friends from the blog world, a great year to you....I love every one of you!