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How do you feel about New Year’s resolutions?  Do you ever make them?  Better question- Do you ever keep them?

In my case, creating a list of resolutions that I’ll stick to throughout the new year is something of a fantasy.  It’s not that I don’t have goals, don’t get me wrong, and I’ve mentioned before that I very much like emphasizing these goals as I change the calendar and my moral, physical and emotional slate clears, but it’s rare that my resolutions actually define my actions in those twelve months that follow.  Buuuut, despite my inability to fully implement these specific intentions, I can’t deny the joy I take in recording a fresh set of goals on January 1st (or 2nd ;).

Every year I strive to live in the moment, document more, work on my photography skills, do more creative writing, read at least 3 books (come on, girl, you can handle that), and take care of my body, but this year I have one resolution, discussed with my brother on Christmas night, that stands out from the rest.  So without further ado, le resolution principe de 2014:

Kirsten, you must take care of you car.  

2013 marks the year I bought my first car all by myself.  I love my little VW Golf, aka Greta, and it’s time I started giving her the love, oil changes, and vacuum-seshes she deserves.  So let it be written, so let it be done.

What are your goals for the coming year?

5 thoughts on “resolving

  1. To me it just coming back to painting, and don’t let go as I did for the last few months, and get and stay in a better shape physically and mentally…:)

  2. Like you I don’t really make a checklist of resolutions each year. There are certain things I hope for…it’s maybe more of a vague cloud of hopes and desires. I find that motivates me more…hope, desire and eventually get something done positively. Or at least reminds me of who I am, what intrinsically I can be good at and how I can offer myself to contribute in 2014.

    I have a whack of new painting canvasses that requires storage space in our tiny place. So something that’s non-exercise for me.

    I will turn 55 this year..which even to me, sounds abit weird. Ah well. Here I am: You might be interested in this blog site (not mine) that focuses on fitness, body issues, etc.

    Keep on blogging and wishing you good health.

  3. Getting back in shape and focusing on my upcoming performance at the end of this ballet season! However I always find it hard to keep the first promise to myself….. I slack at every chance I get, haha!

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