Friday, December 5, 2008

my holiday season resolution

so it's not yet that time to make a new years resolution, but i thought this holiday season i was going to make a short term resolution. like a one month-er instead of a 12 month-er...this last year i made the resolution that i was going to stop talking about the things i wanted to accomplish and just go ahead and start doing them. even if it meant that i would fail at a few of them. it was a great year to finally start making clothes, selling things online and in a store here in the middle of nowhere, attempt to learn to play the drums (i sucked royally at that) and now learning to play the piano (i don't suck as bad at that). did i get to try everything i would of liked to try? no way, i still want to try to learn to knit and crochet, i would love to try my hand at silk screening ( i would need resources for this), make soap, grow a bigger garden...oh and i'm sure there are many more interesting crafty things i'd like to try in the coming years. this year has taught me not to be afraid to be bad at some things and just go and do it. it's been a good year.

with the holiday season in full swing often times we forget ourselves in the rush of christmas shopping, neighbor gifts, teacher gifts, family gifts, the decorating, the un-decorating, the whole hustle and bustle, so this made me think, i'm going to take care of me this season (on top of all the other crazy stuff) i'm going to continue to make sure i get to the gym every day (and the days i miss i'll jump in place for 30 minutes while the little one sleeps, my kids think this is funny) i'm going to continue my goal to not drink carbonated drinks on a daily basis, i'm going to add more vegies to my diet and less carbs (but don't touch my chocolate!), i'm going to go to bed earlier (not so hard these days without the caffeine!), i'm going to laugh more with my kids, i'm going to read scriptures more often, i;m going to soak in baths more, i'm going to continue to get on my knees and pray for help, i'm going to read good books and some stupid ones too, i'm going to do whatever i want to do to make me healthier all around. that's a pretty scary list there, but i think i can handle it for a month.

have a great weekend, i'm going to try to also!


rachel griffith said...

a can do it!!!

great post.

Mindy said...

Great goal! I'm so proud of you for accomplishing your past goals so well. You're an inspiration.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

It is a bit like having your New Years Resolutions early - what a great idea! It is easy to get run down int he busy lead up to Christmas.

Victoria said...

Great reminders for us all Kudos on being caffeine free! I used to be.

Love your painted fireplace. It's amazing what a difference it makes!

Jeni said...

Amen! I have been doing a little of this myself. The gym in my MAIN thing. Sometimes I feel I could get so much done in the time I spend there but then know how crappy I will feel if I don't. So this week I have gone everyday. Well not yesterday...but I had volunteered at the Atlanta airport and got lots of walking in...and when I was done with that I walked through 3 parking lots looking for my car!
I think I should print out your post, frame it and set it right next to my kitchen sink...seems like that is where I am all the time.

Good luck!

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StitchinByTheLake said...

I love this idea! Maybe I'll make myself a list of things I can do for one week at a time. :) blessings, marlene

Sachiko said...

I ran into Jessica today and got your blog address! I am so looking forward to checking up on your blog. Miss you!

Marta F. Rebollos said...

Hi Vanessa!
Just to tell you I've found out your blog and read a great part of it. It's awesome!! I'll keep visitng with you.
Love from Spain!

Double D said...

Thanks for the post...I really needed it. I have been sick the past few days..therefore missing the gym and eating no so great. I really hate this feeling. Your post made me motivated to get back at it tomorrow. Everyday is a new DAY!! love ya.

Cannon Clan said...

your so motivated, thanks for spreading it around:)

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