My making-New-Year’s-resolutions making days passed a long time ago. I suppose at some point I just figured if I wanted to make a change or pursue a goal, there was no reason I couldn’t kick off the effort on any of the other 364 days.
But since I haven’t actively worked toward any New Year’s resolutionish goals in the last few years, maybe now is a good time to revisit the tradition. So here are a few resolutions I am considering. Note that they’re only being considered. I’m not making any promises. We’ll see how it goes.
1. By the end of 2012, I will finish my cookbook.
2. I will get a new refrigerator, cooktop and bedroom furniture. The resolution part of this is not that it happens but that we can get our finances to a point where we can afford all three.
3. A new blog will be posted at least once a week.
4. Next summer, I will make enough salsa and jelly to fill at least one shelf in our pantry. I will not let the canning season pass without making this happen.
That’s plenty. Any more than that and I will be accepting defeat before I ever get started. There’s nothing unrealistic on this list. There aren’t any overused resolutions to lose weight, exercise, grow my hair, find a hobby or learn a skill. I just have to remind myself of that along the path from January 1 to December 31 and beyond.
Are you making resolutions? What are they? Can you start working on mine?!