Gotta love the new year. Isn't it adorable?! So full of potential. Full of hope. Full of excitement. Just like Anne of Green Gables said "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" That is how I feel about 2009. So far, so good. Like a clean diaper.
I'm the kinda girl that loves starting with a clean slate. I'm also the kinda girl that can't wait to dirty it up again. Let's be serious though. Like everyone else, I wanna develop and grow. Let's be specific - Grow deeper...not wider :) So on January first, I jotted down my goals for oh-nine. Now posted on the fridge front, they are a constant reminder that this year will be one for the record books.
And while I still want to do my monthly goals each month, this yearly list will be great for some of my long-term objectives. Sure, some of the resolutions are once-a-monthers, some one-timers, and some every-dayers. But in the end what is important is to set purpose in my life. Mostly so I can scream 'SCORE!' when I succeed. And then also so that I can take a red fatty marker to check off my accomplishment.
I like goals that are measurable. Otherwise, how can you know if you kicked bootie?!? And that is why I had a hard time with one specific resolution. Which one? Yea - it didn't make the list. It is one resolution that I can't count, or put on a scale, or check off a list. I can't ask someone if I nailed it. Or if I failed worse than Paris Hilton post-prison. Let me explain.
I want to be more appreciative of the things I have. I own so much. Too much. That attitude combined with a poor memory spurred me to create Project Appreciation. I decided to take photos of each item that I buy this year (all non-necessities) and log them on Photobucket. If I feel like spending money or shopping or if I turn into a green greed goblin, I can click the link in my sidebar and get a quick reminder of all that I already own. What a great kick in my unappreciative pants, right?! And hopefully Project Appreciation will help me save a greenback or two. And isn't 'being more green' on everyone's list this year?!?
So what are your resolutions? Did you stick to one or were you like me with a list out the wazoo? Did you go measurable? or are general goals more your style? I hope one resolution that made the cut was "leave more comments on Bower Power". Just kidding. Unless ya wanna :)