Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Res.o.lute adjective 
1) Firmly Resolved; or Determined.
2) Characterized by Firmness and Determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc. 

I love goals, lists (if you follow my blog or if we're real life friends you know my crazy obsession with to-do lists), and planning.  New Year’s Resolutions aren’t quite my thing. However as I already stated—I do like having goals (which might seem more resolution-esq than I would like to admit)…so I want to share some goals with you for 2012. I decided to stick with five because that feels less daunting then a list (like my list of crushes) that never seems to end.

1) Be Fearless (no T-Swift jokes here please). What you ask…Great Question. I’m open to suggestions—skydiving, bungee jumping, a real haunted house, etc. I don’t know what I want to do—but I know it want it to involve the concept of me being fearless in the moment, and I wouldn't mind an adrenaline rush on the side :) (I really want to do BMW M School, but on a law school budget that's laughable).

2) Talk Less. My Grandma Rose always used to say, or so my dad tells me: "If you don't have anything nice to say...don't say anything at all." Unfortunately I haven’t been very good at following that adage. One of my buddies told me when we're together, he would prefer to hear more about me…not other people. I've also come to realize when I'm with other friends who like to gossip, I'm going to try and focus more on them, and their lives versus what they know about other people's lives. Granted I’m try and stay pretty positive when it comes to ‘gossip’, but at the same time, it’s something that I really want to stop doing—or at least tone it down a couple notches.  

3) Say No. To say I over commit myself would be an understatement of epic proportions. I simply can’t say no when it comes to work, school, friends, family, people I barely know. It’s not that I’m spineless, it’s just that I really like being busy, and I thrive when I am.  Unfortunately this is a double edged sword and all the commitments that I just can’t help but say yes to get less energy, focus, and effort than they deserve. I’m still going to say yes—but in more of a watered down version than usual.

4) No Regrets. I have a handful of 'what ifs', 'I wish I would haves', and 'maybe it would have turned out if...' I'm guessing most, if not all of you, feel the same way. I'm not saying I'm going to do everything I want (like a honeybadger would), but I am saying I'm going to live a fuller life--and not turn down things because of what other people would think, or because other people want me to--but turn them down, or do them, because I choose to.

5) Be A Friend I'd Want To Have. I don't have a whole lot to say about this other than, I think it's probably my most favorite resolution, and the one I want to stick to the most.

Fill Me In Friends...What Are Your Resolutions...What should I do for my First Resolution?!

Happy 2012.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love your resolutions. My favorite is to be a friend you'd want to have. I think the big thing for me there is to send my faraway friends looong emails in response to their equally long emails - just keeping in touch, but in great detail. As for my resolutions, um, I haven't decided on all of them yet! There will be quite a few, I know that for sure!