Tuesday, January 3, 2012

new year... new goals... (or some might call them resolutions)

I love the newness that the new year brings... the fresh start... the clean calendar... new goals... untarnished resolutions. I kept debating if I should even bother with new year's resolutions this year... especially after last year's half-ass attempt.

But here's the thing... I like goals... and I like lists. So, I caved. I made resolutions... again. But this year, I tried my best to make my resolutions attainable (and enjoyable)... so hopefully I'm not writing a "failure-follow-up post" like last year... but no promises. My resolutions are all things I want to do... many of them things I'm excited about doing... well, all except for #4.

So, here you have it... in 2012, I resolve to:

1) be a better listener.

2) start journaling again.

3) read a classic (or two).

4) drink less soda.

5) organize my photos.

6) write more real letters.

7) finish more projects.

8) talk to God more.

9) use a planner (for the whole year).

10) pay off credit card debt.

There you have it. I hope to elaborate on all of these a little more in the coming months. What about you? Did you make resolutions this year?

Linking this up to Oh Amanda.


dayebydaye said...

Did the same thing toda! 2011 seems like it was an interesting one for so many of us. Here's to a great 2012 with much success!!!

Lo @ Not Your Average Southern Belle said...

I didn't make resolutions per se, but I set one goal to accomplish each month! Seems more attainable for me that way. Yours are great! I could stand to adopt several of them.

Jaimie said...

I did. See my blog post from two days ago. :) These are good goals! Praying for you as you seek to accomplish them. <3

Caroline said...

I think these are fabulous goals! You can do it!

mleslie43 said...

Love your New Year's Resolutions Julia... and I also loved your 2011 review... wow, what a totally blessed year for all of us! We are all so fortunate!

Salena said...

Great list! We are slowly but surely paying off some debt, too.