Thursday, January 5, 2012


So, yeah, if you've been reading my posts for any length of time you know that I'm not exactly the resolution type. I'm pretty competitive by nature, and like to be successful at anything I do. One would think this would make me a real go-getter. Someone with plans and goals and a constant to do list. It doesn't. Rather it means that I don't aim to do something if I'm not certain (or almost certain at the very least) that I'll accomplish it. Makes being successful simple, right?!

Don't get me wrong, I totally understand the point of making resolutions. Even if they only last for a month or two it's great to try to make a point at bettering youself. But I don't want to be tied to any one or two things during the coming year for a couple reasons. First, like I already mentioned, I don't like to fail. Resolutions are almost always big, fat fails. Second, I know how much my priorities changed over the course of last year and can't imagine finding a goal that I'd want to stick with the entire year long. Although perhaps doing the One Little Word challenge that my mom and sister-in-law are taking part in would solve that problem. It gives a little more flexibility than resolutions do. But I dunno. I just don't have it in me to make any long-term goals. I do much better at planning just a few weeks at a time.

I can tell you though that you'll see some changes around here soon. For one thing, I intend to revamp the look of the blog. I've been thinking about it for a while now and puttered with a few things here and there, but have yet to really do anything to liven up the space. Now that I'd shared that plan, I'll have to get it done. The need to be successful, you know. You'll also see (read, hear, whatever) a little less of me. While I love the accountability I get from blogging (it forces me to take more photos and plan more activities), I don't love the days that I post just because I feel like I have to. The days when I feel like I'm just writing fluff, with nothing important being shared. So those days I just won't post. You may still here from me 5 days a week. And you may not. Who knows.

So how about you? Are you making resolutions for the year, or picking One Little Word? Or are you like me, just letting the new year roll in with nary a thought to what you'll accomplish during it? I can't be the only one, right?!


marie said...

Re-vamping your blog sounds fun...want to do mine too?! : )
I'll enjoy your posts whenever you decide to post them!

Jo said...

You are right, resolutions aren't for everyone. I usually make them as something to challenge myself and see how well I do. As I use to say when I would get a 65 or 70 on a paper or project, "Well, it's better than a 0" (meaning, at least I tried rather than not doing it at all)

Looking forward to seeing the new look for the blog. I'm sure it will be fantastic.

Hopemore Studio said...

I joined in with the one little word, it's Persistence for 2012. Probably not a very agreeable word for everyone but for me it is a daily reminder to make work happen, resist the lazy pattern I often fall into.

Can't wait to see your revamped blog. Don't be surprised if you start posting more often because you said you won't..something about taking the pressure off yourself opens up the creativity I think. Even then, the dry spells will come around. Just like most other things, blog post ideas ebb and flow, gotta roll with it :-)

sara said...

Hadn't heard of the One Little Word before. I love it. Am thinking of mine now...

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