Wednesday, February 9, 2011

resolutions are for losers.

Like many of you, at the beginning of the year I came up with a beautiful list of new year's resolutions. Happy, shiny, confident, optimistic resolutions. I shared them all with you in this post. Titled, "i resolve to..." but really should have been titled, "i resolve to fail." or "i resolve to have good intentions." or maybe "i resolve to go half-ass."

Any of those titles would have worked just fine. Because, you see, I have completely failed on all of my happy little resolutions. Let's review, shall we?

1) Delight in the Lord.
Now, don't get me wrong here... the Lord is still good. And thankfully, He doesn't depend on my effort or faithfulness for His awesomeness. But my resolution here was to begin the reading plan in my new bible... Well... according to that reading plan, this technically means I should have read through all of Genesis, half way through Exodus, all of Matthew, all of Mark, and through Psalms 1-36. Ummmm.... yeah... I have read Psalms 1-9. That's it. So much for good intentions.

2) Delight in being healthy.
Right... So far, I have gone to the gym zero times. Yep, you heard me... zero. I have, however, eaten a few vegetables. They are covered in ranch dressing, no-less... but totally besides the point. I bought a big tray of vegetables back in the beginning of January, with big plans of snacking on these in my spare time... But in reality, they just sat in the fridge for weeks, and eventually I had to throw them out, and almost gagged on the horrid smell of rotten cauliflower. Gross.

3) Delight in commitment.
Part one of this resolution was to commit to finishing my 30 by 30 list. I still feel pretty good about this one. However... part two of this resolution was to commit to wearing and finishing my invisalign trays. Notsomuch. I have worn them one night since I made this resolution. One. Which I guess is one more than I made it to the gym.

4) Delight in reading.
This one seems to be completely dependent on my travel schedule. If I am flying somewhere, I will read. At least a little bit. Seeing that I have 3 trips planned in the next 3 weeks (all of which involve an airplane), I'm hoping I can actually finish a book this month.

5) Delight in memory making.
This resolution involved me doing things that were actually worthy of remembering... and then actually documenting them. I think I have part one down... and as for part two, I am working on it. Mainly this means that I keep a bunch of crap (aka mementos) and pile them up somewhere thinking I will scrapbook them or something... then can't remember what the heck I was keeping that pile for... Again with the good intentions.

What about you? Did you make resolutions this year? How are they going? If they are going really well, I don't want to hear about it...

{Don't forget about Thankful Thursday tomorrow!}


Jason and Jessamie said...

i love you for this post

hill said...

this is wonderful. thank you so much for your complete honesty and for linking up!

Anonymous said...

Oh, preach it girl! Thanks for your honesty - it sure makes me glad I'm not the only one! :)

The enchanted home said...

Thanks for the laugh...and if it makes you feel any better, I can totally relate. I too have the tray of veges that never found their way to my mouth but had to be thrown away...the gym membership was seen ZERO visits this year too, I have been a little better about reading but have yet to finish a book, have started 3 though..does that count? LOL....Stop by my blog for my first ever giveaway, a gorgeous french chair!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

I hear that.. I try not to do a new years resolution list, because I always seem to fail at it. lol.

Lindsey Brackett said...

Oh, Julia, thank God you're not as perfect as I imagine. Today I was in a horrible mood and had to call April and apologize for being a brat at dinner. I made no resolutions because I knew I would fail and I'm doing enough of that in every other area of my life, thank you very much.

Ashley said...

I have completely dropped the ball on all New Years Resolutions. I haven't worked to complete anything on my 30 before 30 list, either. You are not alone!

John Leslie, Jr. said...

Your actually not doing as bad as you think...writing this blog is a form of creating really can't put God on a schedule (did you remember Him and His goodness today?...then you made Him happy) probably read what you wrote when you posted this blog entry (which is better writing than the last crappy book that I read)...and you have demonstrated your commitment by your faithfulness to maintaining this great blog. HOWEVER, as your dad, I must remind you to eat your vegetables!

Anonymous said...

I am 61 and savor my memories. There are two kinds of memories for me. One is remembering some treasured moment and circumstances will usually prompt that for me. The other is when I start laughing. I will suddenly remember another laughable moment. Amazingly neither of these memories come from quality time. The first is always just one moment in time, unplanned, unrecorded and priceless. Ironically, the second only seem to occur in the midst of small disasters. The night when dinner burned, or our plans were rained out or I simply blew something.