Happy New Year! Today we’re starting January Joy and what better way to start the year than with some New Years resolutions.
I have in the past opted out of resolutions – after all, why save them for a new year? But there’s something clean and fresh about the 1st of January, a blank canvas, a clean slate, ready for new adventures and experiences, erasing difficult times that may have passed and the promise of new beginnings. I like writing resolutions down (who would have thought it?) so I’m going to share some thoughts here, perhaps not very concise resolutions but worth noting all the same. Feel free to join in by adding yours in the comments box.
1. I have been informed by my husband that I must swear less. It is debatable whether this one will make it past Jan 2nd when I return to work.
2. Both of us have agreed to be more tidy. This one falls into the unrealistic but inspiringly aspirational category. I’d like to have the mother of all clear outs and spring clean our entire house but would settle instead for just not having to spend all of Wednesday night tidying so our cleaner Amanda can see the floor to hoover it on Thursday morning.
3. Eat healthier. I’ve refrained from ‘exercise more’ here as I’ll be getting back to my usual BMF routine, but I do need to kick my dietary habits into touch and try to streamline. Being comfortable in your own skin is great but when your clothes tell you you are most certainly not comfortable, it’s time to make some changes!
4. The big one… To embrace change and make choices. Cryptic no? 2012 was an amazing year for me. Really amazing. In some more obvious ways nothing changed, in less tangible ways, everything did. This year is going to be the year of change I feel. Right now I don’t know what those changes are going to be – as much as my vagaries may sound cryptic, I’m really telling you no less than I know myself. I know I will make career choices between paths that are polar opposites. There will be big decisions on the home and family front too and big plans. Fortunately, whichever direction they take me in, I’m excited and as soon as I know more, I promise I’ll spill!
However, with change comes compromise. One of the things I love about Florence Finds is that I’m the boss of it, rather than it being the boss of me. Yet despite my efforts, working full time and putting out 2 posts a day takes it’s toll. I don’t want to give up Florence Finds, because as much as you all enjoy reading it, I enjoy doing it. It make me do things I never would have managed to squeeze in before, from listening to new music and trying new books, to cooking more and completing long-planned DIY projects, even just being more adventurous with my wardrobe. So I’m going to spend January re-evaluating. Instead of posting twice a day, I will be focusing on January Joy as the main post each day. If I have something extra to post then I will but I’m not promising anything extra. By the end of January my future will be clearer and I’ll be able to make more definite changes. I’m trusting you guys to hang on in there!
Now it’s your turn! Share your resolutions, if they’re mundane like some of mine, or life changing. I can’t wait to hear what you’re all planning (and no doubt steal a few for myself!)