Dec 30, 2012

Resolutions, Goals, Visions, Oh My!

Posted by Tonia at Sunday, December 30, 2012
by Tonia

"The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to." - P. J. O'Rourke
After drinking <HOW MANY??> glasses of cheap champagne, blowing plastic horns until my lips are numb, and dancing .... uh, I'm not sure where, I like to declare my New Years resolutions. Of course that's after I peel the shrimp off my clothes and drink a gallon of water. It’s good to have goals, though. In fact, a study found that ten years after graduation, Harvard graduates who had written goals (is this like a "To Do" list?) were earning ten times more than their goal-less peers. 
But carrying out those damn New Years resolutions is like trying to eat healthy at McDonalds.  I really WANT to do the right thing, but I'm just too stuck in my old, greasy, bad habits. I’m thinking that this year it’s better for me to set goals I can actually meet. I can build on my successes. 
So here are my 2013 New Years resolutions:

1. I resolve to continue breathing – in; out; in; out.
2. I resolve to press the snooze button more often (if only there was one for my bladder!).
3. I resolve not to supply nuclear arms (or legs) to unstable dictatorships.
4. I resolve to drive past a gym at least once a week.
5. I resolve to write 2013 instead of 2012.
6. I resolve to share more of my opinions with my children. I so enjoy their eye rolls and sighs.

And because goals are important, get your girlfriends together in January and have a Vision Board Party. Vision Boards are collages depicting images of who you want to become, where you want to go, or what type of business you want to create. The idea is that your life changes to match those images as you keep your dreams and aspirations in visual range. Estrofests’ friend, and self-described wife, mother, creator, craft-aholic, first grade teacher and resident queen, Sarah Chimlo, gave us this fabulous idea. Check out her Vision Board below and her blog HERE


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