2013 New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.

I don’t make them for two reasons.

First, New Year’s is my least favorite holiday.

In fact, I really (!!!) dislike New Year’s Eve.  I always have.  I wish it would disappear.

It seems like a “forced” holiday.

You MUST go to a party.

You MUST drink until you get drunk and/or sick.  (I’m a lightweight with alcohol.  What do I do all night after I get drunk on one glass of wine?)

You MUST stay up until midnight even if you don’t want to.

You MUST be happy.

I don’t like being told what to do.

Second, no one ever keeps their New Year’s resolutions, right?

And if no one keeps them, what’s the point of having them?

But …!!

This year, I keep thinking of all sorts of things I want to do.

“I should make that a resolution!” I say to myself.

Over and over and over again.

I decided I would write a list of all my 2013 resolutions, even though I will most likely forget I even made them within a week.

Here they are, in no particular order:

•  Hire a hot trainer as soon as I’ve recovered from upcoming Surgery #9.  He must be very, very, hot because otherwise it would be a waste of money.  The whole point is having a hot hard body around to drool over, right?

•  Get an assistant for my photography business.  I have my first meeting with my (possible) future assistant this Friday.

•  Lose “the prednisone fat” I’ve been carrying around since Surgery #8.  I don’t know who the fat girl is in the mirror, but I want ME back.

•  Cook more.  Unlike many people, I actually like cooking.  However, most cooking tasks (stirring, chopping, lifting) really HURT my bum arm.  I have to find a way.  What cooking tools make your kitchen life easier?

•  Exercise regularly.  “Regularly” is the key word here.  I’m very inconsistent.  Things like surgeries, travel, and children seem to keep getting in the way.  I’m a very active person, but I need a more consistent exercise routine.

•  Re-organize my house.  I’d really like to bulldoze it completely, but reorganizing will have to do.

•  Put on at least ONE photography workshop for all of you who have requested it.

•  Dress a little “nicer” at least one day a week.  This is a big challenge for a girl like me.  I prefer wearing beat-up sweats and jeans.

•  Continue to challenge myself artistically.  Art is a journey and it never ends.

•  Read more books.  I love reading.  Why do I feel like I rarely have time?

•  Visit places I’ve never been to before.

I could probably list at least another ten “resolutions” if I tried.

Are you making any resolutions this year?

What are they?

2 Responses to “2013 New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. Denise

    I don’t like New Year’s Eve either. I am not a party girl. I have a few things I’d like to accomplish but I don’t think of them as resolutions. I need more sunshine than we had in December, if I am going to get out and do things I really enjoy. Cheers!!

  2. Amy

    Re: Making Cooking Easier

    Vidalia Chop Wizard – it dices everything and you can do it with one hand. When I was all sick and weak it totally make cooking possible again.

    Mandoline – will make slicing and grating 100x easier. I love mine. And if you get a good one that doesn’t move around on the counter you should be able to do it one handed.

    Nut/Onion Chopper – toss in nuts, herbs, onion, garlic whatever will fit and just press the top down over and over. Can definitely be done one handed.

    Kitchen Aid Mixer – I love mine so much! It means I don’t have to stir so much and I can measure while it mixes.

    If I think of anything else I’ll totally let you know. I love cooking too, when I was at my worst it was one thing I missed the most.

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