if i'm being honest, i've never been good at following through on new years resolutions.
it's REALLY easy to make them, but actually doing them.. eh.
a few years ago i got the idea from elise blaha to make a list of things i wanted to do before my next birthday. it started as a '29 things before i'm 30' list. (it'd be 31 things this year, just in case you are curious.) and while i'd love to cross 31 things off a list, truth is, i feel like it's not very realistic for me this year.
i'd rather be successful at a few things, then end up being overwhelmed & disappointed in myself.
i was coloring with the dude yesterday & started doodling a list of ideas for 2011.
well. things like..
-learn how to make sushi
-make time for dates with the hubs
-take more walks with the boys
-learn about my camera(s).
GET OUT OF AUTO!
-bake a cake. from scratch.
-teach myself embroidery
-learn to use my sewing machine
-set aside more PLAY time with the boys
-(get another tattoo)
-make my own salsa
-ride my bike
-open an etsy shop.
stop talking about doing it & DO it!
there are a couple of other things on the list.. but you get the idea. instead of thinking about it as a list of resolutions, think about it as a life 'to do' list. a sort of short term 'bucket list' maybe? somehow that makes it seem less intimidating.. doesn't it?
i invite you to make your own list & link it up in the comment section. i'd like to see what's on your 'to do' list next year. craft projects? trips? home makeovers? personal goals? let's see it all!