I've never been a fan of the word resolution. Whenever I hear the word, I think of Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 2 repeating the word "resolute". I know. I'm weird.
By definition the word resolution means the act of answering; solving.
Um, that doesn't sound very new beginning-ish to me. Does it to you? Life is not a problem to solve. A puzzle? Sure. But the true definition of the words just doesn't seem to match up with the idea we all have with the New Year.
So, I set goals instead of resolutions. Goals for the new year. I find this time of year very fresh and new, so why not clear my mind and make some fantastic goals?
Here are a few of my goals for 2012 (in no particular order):
+ Read more often.
+Watch some of the movies people always gasp! at me for and say "You've never seen that?!"
+Attend church regularly and work on my relationship with the Big Man Upstairs
+Write at least 10 letters to family and friends who least expect it. That means setting aside time and using a piece of stationary, a pen, and kind words.
+Continue with yoga and practice yoga at home at least 3 times a week.
+Submit my book for publishing.
+Complete the next year in my 2 1/2 year journey to my BA degree. (If you haven't found it yet, a few weeks ago I put a fun little ticker on the very bottom of the blog to keep myself motivated-or something)
+Thoroughly prepare for AJ's IEP in May to make sure what happened this year-does not happen next year.
+Battle the fear that often paralyzes me.
+Bungee jump in Italy.
Ok, not the last one. Were you still reading? Te-He. There are more, but I won't bore you. Those will stay tucked in my trusty notebook. Er, one of my 9,456 notebooks. Am I the only person who never finds the same one to write in?!
A Very Happy New Year!