Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Resolutions!

I loved this quote I read earlier today.
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
Neil Gaiman

I made a list of resolutions earlier this year – the post is here - and how successful was I in keeping them. To be honest, I did not really look at them after January but I did try to achieve some of them. Of the thirteen I made for 2013, I can say I followed some of them to an extent(schedule, and follow the schedule, smile more, spend time with family and friends, and maybe #s12 and 13 too) but I was bad at a few(sleep better, sweat it out, and stuff the cranky me!)

So for 2014, here is an updated version with a bit of new and a bit of the old

  1. Sleep Better, Sweat it out, and Stuff the cranky me away!
  2. Keep at it for these – smile more, spend time with family and friends, be more selfless, and be more selfish
  3. With both my little ones now in scouting – the mottos they have are wonderful things to follow – ‘Do Your Best’, ‘Be Prepared’, and ‘Do a Good Turn Everyday’ – perfect!
  4. And a few more specific ones:
    1. Write one letter at least each month to a loved one – family and/or friend – an actual snail-mail letter
    2. Work on our garden – have something grow for a change!
    3. Read the news everyday
    4. Learn one language this year
    5. Learn a new word everyday
    6. Take one photo everyday (!)
    7. Write down something each day – a memory to treasure later – happy, funny, or whatever was the highlight of that day…(some prompts here)

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