Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Resolutions....one month too late

Let's be real. No one ever really sticks to their New Year's Resolutions. I, for one, am not a fan of New Year's at all. To me, every day should be a new beginning...a chance to make new goals, better yourself, etc... Every year, I jot down the same old ambitions - most dealing with the gym, food, and reading. This year, I have been ruminating on some real, substantial things in my life that I want to change or accomplish. Some of it may even be things I want to be known for. I guess turning 30 in November - truly staring adulthood in the face - made me realize that I've spent enough time talking and thinking about my life. If I spent half as much time thinking about things I needed to do, and actually DID them....what a grand life I would have.
So here is what I value for my life...for 2011 and beyond.

1. I value friendships. I admit, I am not the best at staying in touch with people. And I have never been one to surround myself with TONS of friends. Nevertheless, I want to work on being a better friend this year.

2. I want to read more - currently, I have 4 books I have started over the past few years - really pathetic, I know. But the sad thing is, I have a whole list of books I want to read and buy - even though I haven't finished so many already!!

My current reads are:
Decision Points by George W. Bush (just started...and can't put it down)

Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush

Have a little Faith by Mitch Albom

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (my friend, Jaime, will never let me live down that I have yet to finish this one. I can't help it if I think the dog is going to die, so I don't dare read on!)

My next trip to Borders includes this purchase...

3. My husband - the greatest man on this earth under the age of 50 (my dad takes the older title) bought me a sewing machine for my 30th birthday. It is something I have always wanted, but never had the nerve to invest in myself. I had used my mom's old Singer when I lived at home, and completed a few mediocre projects. But I have real ambitions to make legit things - pillows, duvet covers, skirts. I already have some great oil cloth that is destined to become a set of outdoor pillows for our deck......wish me luck!


  1. So looking forward to reading about your projects! When you master sewing, you can teach me some tricks of the trade! I'm still quite the beginner using my mom's 28 year old Bernina machine.

  2. Yeah, welcome to blog world! I need you to teach me to sew too - and we should start a book club!! I love to read!

  3. Lindsey - I am so jealous you have a Bernina - so coveted! I think you are way ahead of me on sewing - I saw the skirt:) I have ambitions to do my own skirt as well - patterns frighten me! And Wendy - I'd be honored to be in a book club with you - let's make plans!