01 January 2011

To Make a Resolution or Not?

I've been reading a lot of blog posts about making resolutions for the new year. Many have decided to try to do some great self-improvement things but other folks have said they're not going to make any because they always end up not following through. I'm going to make some and I will follow through. I don't intend to make a million bucks because that's too unrealistic--shucks. Here's the plan:

  • Be friendlier on my blog. I have to force myself to put a little life in here because I'm a depressed sort of person kinda afraid of getting close to many people because of things that happened in the past.
  • Write for 5 hours a week. I've always wanted to write a book. My college advisor, a librarian and library science professor, liked my senior thesis so well, she had advised me to expand on it and write a book. Who would have thought that a couple years later a book would come out on the same topic that I would have written about. Anyway, I think I will write fiction this time around.
  • Expand my crochet horizons and use a different pattern to crochet a round(ish) afghan. I've picked it out and even have the yarn for it but have to finish up a few other things first. 
  • Organize my "yarn warehouse" aka spare bedroom. I'm too embarrassed to show you a picture of it but I will take a "before" picture and post it when I complete this goal. If you like, you can pester me every now and then about my progress. I will work 30 minutes a day on weekdays. ;)
  • Continue to keep a box and fill it with donation items. I tend to slack off with this and I need to keep it up because it would be so easy for me to be a hoarder. Lost everything twice in my life and tend to overstock and not throw out/get rid of  "things."
  • Follow-through with my VA disability case. Even my VA counselor thinks I should do it (and encourages me) but I'm kind of afraid of rejection so I just don't do things for myself--totally unlike the young me who could stand up to anyone and put in her 2 cents worth.
That's it for now. I know it doesn't seem like a lot but if I overwhelm myself, I would throw in the towel and not accomplish anything.

Best wishes for a "Happy New Year" for all with prosperity, love and most importantly universal peace.


  1. That sounds like plenty to me and I love your list and I wish you the best of wishes to see all of them through, mine is just to try and take better care of myself, I could make a long list but I know I wont stick to it lol Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year, hugs!

  2. Lynn, you sound so much like me sometimes. Sending happy vibes your way. :)

  3. I knew there was a strong reason I was led to your blog, there are no accidents. About the depressed thing, that was the key element for me, I fully understand it. I am going to pray for you and send you Reiki if you want. I'm also a well studied herbalist and will give you free advice if you ever need it. You can find my blog profile by clicking my name and my blog link is on the bottom of the page. I also have a contact form on my site which goes to my email if you ever want to email me. I had a very strong pulling feeling when I was led to your blog, and it just clicked with me, but you already knew that, lol. Laters, praying now, sending Reiki. I understand about having events and situations from the past keeping you from trusting others (Raises hand, me too).

  4. Good, productive things on your list!
    Don't be too hard on yourself though.
    Smile through life it really does help even if you aren't feeling up to it!

    I wish you a very wonderful year ahead!

  5. I'm keeping it very simple this year: I want to read more and teach myself to knit.

    Here's to a happy and healthy 2011 for everyone.


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