A few months ago my father found my list of New Years Resolutions from 1993. It was a glorious find. Here's the list exactly as I wrote it:
(I was 8 turning 9.)
1) Stop my habbits.
2) Be myself.
3) Spend time with my pets.
4) Pick up trash, wise electricity, help people.
5) Wright my friends.
6) Make good choices.
7) Try my best.
8) Be more igreable.
9) Earn my money.
10) Be a good sport.
Okay. A few things you should know. #4 was so important to me that I penned a “Save-the-World-esque” song in my playhouse one day and then proceeded to march all over my working horse farm with my scribbled lyrics in one hand, while dramatically using the other hand to help nail down the perfect melody. (Celine Dion Style.) I’m certain that someone on that horse farm must still recall seeing a scrawny white girl walking around all by herself, in a tie-dyed shirt, messy ponytail, gym shorts and cowgirl boots, belting phrases like “We are the answer”, “rise up!”, and “take re-spons-ib-illlll-ittttt-yyyyyyyy.” (This was also the year I led my 4th grade class to state in our ‘Robots Made of Recycled Materials’ 4-H competition…We didn't win but we made one hell-uv-a robot with a soda-can body and toilet paper roll arms. Did I mention I was voted the 4-H secretary and project leader for our class? It was like no big deal.)
Anyhow, 20 years later, I’m still making New Years Resolutions… with only slightly better spelling.
So, without further adieu, here’s my list for 2013.
1) Exercise. At least a little.
2) Get up earlier...before Abiella wakes up.
3) Drink more water, more coffee, and more protein shakes.
4) Eat more veggies, or as my grandma says, “Eat my greens.”
5) Blog more. Because I really like doing it.
6) Work on art more…
7) Read more.
8) Go on a date (or many) with my husband. (aka- find a pediatric nurse who is also an awesome babysitter.)
9) Play more with Abiella… (not physical therapy, not hauling her around to different appointments, but good-ole-fashioned P.L.A.Y. Time.)
10) Read the Bible more.
There we go folks. Simple but good.
2013… I’m really happy to see ya.