Friday, January 1, 2010

Resolutions for 2010

It's a new year. A new decade even. 2010. Crazy! It seems like just yesterday I was partying like it was 1999. The clock is ticking way too fast.

In light of this, I feel compelled to create a list of resolutions for myself in 2010. I do make resolutions every year, but I've learned that if they are not absurdly, simple little things I will never stick to them.

So, in the past, my resolutions have looked like this:
  • 2005 - Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink - If I could just get BSD and the ballerinas to get on board with this, now OCD of mine, all would be right with the world.
  • 2006 - Make my bed everyday - Pathetic, I know. But, I have done it every single day for the past four years. Not too shabby.
  • 2007 - Make the kids' beds everyday- Hey, it only made sense to keep the theme going. And, I don't want to hear it from you Super Moms that your kids have been making their own beds since they figured out how to pull themselves up.
  • 2008 - Wear lipstick/gloss everyday - Well, I guess this one was too much to handle. This resolution was an epic fail. I will put on all the rest of the makeup products (when I actually put on makeup), but I still fail to apply the lipstick. It must be because my lips are the only thing left on my face that don't look old. Once they start to wrinkle and droop like everything else, I'm sure the lipstick will be all over the bottom half of my face.
  • 2009 - Try at least one new recipe each month - I think I may have done this. I know in the beginning I was trying more than one new one each week, so I'm sure I tried at least 12 new recipes in 2009. I don't think anyone ate any of them, though. So was this a pass or a fail? looking onward. In 2010, I'd like to...
  1. Continue blogging to try to answer the burning question of What Am I Going to Be When I Grow Up?
  2. Take another writing class
  3. Participate in Project365 where you take a picture every single day (Santa brought me an awesome new pocket-sized point and shoot so I should have no excuses.)
  4. Submit something I've written (I promise, Corey!)  
  5. Be nicer to BSD (That was his suggestion, but I've thought about it, and I wouldn't want him to take away my Mean-Ass Woman title that I worked so hard to earn.)
This list is a little scary. We'll see how successful I am. I hope you'll stick around for the ride. I could use the moral support.

Happy New Year!


Lisa and Laura said...

Wow, you've got a great track record with your resolutions!!! Love the 365 project. Do you know Grey Street Girl? She takes the most amazing pictures. Her 365 totally blew me away.

Happy New Year Kim! Whatever you decide to be, I hope you'll keep blogging about it. Your blog is one of my faves to read every day!

Kim said...

Lila- Thank you for that. You totally made my day! I don't know Grey Street Girl. I'm going to have to look her up. This Project 365 is either going to be just a bunch of junk pictures or a slippery slope into new camera lenses, Photoshop lessons, etc.

A Mom Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the small goals. Mine are small as well. I believe in the start small and feel success regime. That can only lead to bigger goals, right?

Kimberly said...

I'm here for ya! Thanks for the comment on my blog :) I added you to my reader and blog roll. Oh, and in answer to your question, I rounded the corners of my pic in Flickr. You can edit there through Picnik :-) Easy peasy!


Kim said...

Kimberly - Thanks for adding me! I couldn't find a Followers button on your site, but I subscribed. I can't wait to see more of your pix. I hope to be able to photograph my kids as well as you do someday.

I just tried the rounded edges feature, but I had to go directly to the Picnik site. I think I figured it out. I have opened so many random accounts with different names and passwords, I'll be lucky if I can find any of the photos I'm working on. I'm excited nonetheless. Thank you!

Erin said...

good luck with your resolutions! the project365 sounds cool!