New Year’s Resolution in Mid-December

I decided, in a chaotic moment, to make my first 2013 New Year’s Resolution.

Am I allowed to do that in (barely) mid-December?

Next year, I’m going to DO LESS.

I don’t know what doing less entails (or even how to go about it),

But that’s what I need to do.

It has occurred to me not everyone is doing everything all of the time.

(And none of it very well, I might add.)

After several years of being able to do nothing,

(Except go through surgeries, horrible recoveries, and live at physical therapy),

I seem to have pent up enthusiasm for … well, everything.

Sure, I’ll write that article for YOU,

And take photos (one-armed) for THEM,

And be at an event for THE CAUSE,

And manage a photography community for a SOCIAL NETWORK,

And go to PHYSICAL THERAPY regularly (so I can “manage” my pain while laughing with/at Paul Newman),

And, and, and!

(Let’s throw some TRAVEL in on top of everything else –

Because having a “routine” would be too manageable.)

And guess what?

I love ALL OF IT!

I do.

And I hope to continue doing all of it in 2013,

But, in a slightly-dialed-back fashion.

I’m not quite sure how to slow things down,

But I think I’m going to be forced to step back for awhile anyway, with surgery #9 looming up ahead.

(I haven’t wanted to hear how long I’ll have to put my camera down for, so I haven’t asked.  It’s much less depressing not to know!)

Maybe during Surgery #9 Recovery Period, I’ll figure out how to come back and continue doing it all –


6 Responses to “New Year’s Resolution in Mid-December”

    • Suzanne

      Thank you …
      Like all resolutions, it will be a hard one to keep. : )

  1. Denise

    Taking time to heal and recover will pay off in the long run. Besides, Wonder Woman has to wear that crazy outfit with the pointy boobs and you don’t want to be THAT kind of OC woman.

  2. Kathy

    Ha! The thought of you slowing down is a little funny. But saying “no” to anyone is hard. Especially when you seem to enjoy going mach 10 with your hair on fire! But if you need to slow down (and you know you do 🙂 make a plan and work it! I have faith in you. You’ll approach it like everything else, I bet.

    But so amazing to be able to do things after so many years of not being able to, isn’t it? Still blows my mind that I can. Hard not to over do it!

    I have faith in you!

    • Suzanne

      It is funny, isn’t it?
      Let’s hope I have more success than I have with resolutions from past years! : )


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