And here we go!
I’ve said in years past — most recently, last year — that I’m not too good at keeping “resolutions,” so I rarely make any. Actually, I did set one specific goal last year: to be kinder to myself. In many ways, I achieved it; others, not. Well I’ve had a long time to think about it (365 days, to be exact), and I have decided to mete out some detailed plans for 2012. I’m fixin’ to free the lock on the Year of the Fink.
Yes, fiends, 2012 is going to be about me. But no worries; it’s really about how I’m going to relate to the world around me, and that includes everyone and everything else in my life. I’ve already started the work to become physically healthier, which directly affects the interaction with my two grandsons and other family, and that is ongoing. (Don’t want to say too much more about it, because like a fool, I still believe in jinxing things.) Rather, these promises to myself are designed to improve my mind, daily attitude, constitution, general outlook on life and my relationships, to wit:
I Resolve To…
- assert myself more, both in deed and word. (I know — my students would say, “MORE? What the…?” HA)
- be available to my family more.
- improve or abandon unhealthy relationships.
- be OK with people not knowing the whole story. I don’t know why, but this has always been a huge deal to me. I care too much about what others think, especially when they form opinions about me based on one-sided information, or even out-and-out lies. Truth is, people are going to say and think what they’re going to say and think, and there’s nothing I can do about it, so I will sweep them away.
- save more money for retirement.
- go home when it’s time to go home. The work piling up can wait.
- be more honest with friends and family about my inner feelings.
- walk the dog more often. (Actually, I need to teach him how to do THIS.)
- forgive more, and ask for forgiveness more.
- Let. It. Go. It’ll never be perfect, so stop agonizing over it.