Regardless, here are my resolutions for 2011:
1. Be nicer to myself.
I know (and have for a long time) that I am exceptionally hard on myself and very unforgiving of my mistakes. Conversely, I am very forgiving of the mistakes of others and often go to great lengths to support and help them.
2. Find ways to volunteer.
I think one of the reasons I haven't really felt settled here in NYC is because I don't give back anything to my community. Granted, I can't give the amount of time that I used to, but I can certainly find time to volunteer at a soup kitchen or youth center at least once or twice a month.
3. Take back control of my life.
I think that a lot of people have this problem (at least I hope so or perhaps it's a procrastinator thing and you non-procrastinating people out there are rolling your eyes at me. FINE! roll your eyes and just skip over this next paragraph!). Ahem, where was I? Oh yeah: where the everyday ins and outs of life take over and days, weeks, and years slip by and the next thing you know you're finally blogging after 6 months with promises to catch up and everything you wanted to do is still sitting in your "TO DO" list. But can you ever catch up? I never seem able to and just make myself crazy and feel like a failure when trying. So I'm taking time to stop trying to catch up and plan out a way to get a head so that I don't feel like I'm always . Will it work? Dunno, but I'm certainly going to give it my best shot (fingers crossed...and if anyone has any tips, they'll be gladly accepted!)
That's it, but I feel that's enough to work on for one year. Will I be at the same place next year? Maybe, but then I promise to implement Resolution #1...
Thanks for listening to my self-indulgent mini-diatribe. I'm interested in hearing your resolutions and, as such, anyone commenting with theirs will receive a small prize from NYC :)
Happy New Year!!