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.

6 comments:

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.