Reverb10 was led last year by Gwen Bell, Kaileen Elise, and Cali Harris, to celebrate life and mourn losses. I answered about 5 prompts. This year, I’m creating my own Reverb11. It is a month-long challenge, to blog every day of December, reflect on 2011, and think about 2012. Feel free to answer my prompts or share your own.
Today’s prompt – RESOLVE
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i really like sarah’s idea of forming goals. if i was aiming for something specific, i would think about her parameters–measurable, inspirational, concrete, realistic, obtainable. but that’s not how i roll for new year’s. while i think it’s silly to make resolutions only because it’s a new year, i obviously like the idea of reflecting and looking ahead.
last year, i wrote a sort of stream-of-consciousness list in my journal. i didn’t post it anywhere and i didn’t share it. i almost shared it with p. a few months ago, but we lost track of our conversation. regardless, i think that’s what i’ll do right now for 2012. nothing to hold myself to and feel worse for not measuring up, but resolutions that i’d like to consider all year.
watch movies. read books. stress less. do yoga. drink more wine. meditate, and remember that only a few things are really that important. appreciate something beautiful every day. stop feeling like my personal life is on a deadline. find a job i think i like. floss often. take great trips, far and near. cultivate a morning routine. give up guilt. be healthier. enjoy food more often. take photographs. be mindful.
one more half-day of work left before the holiday! i don’t have any vacation, but i’ll have two 3-day weekends. work has been really intense the past few weeks. i want to sink into the holidays and enjoy myself. i was in a bit of a funk tonight, but i’m going to make a plan to just do whatever i want for these three days. i might go to a happy hour at 1:00 PM tomorrow. i am getting my nails done with my mom after that. making merry, drinking, eating, celebrating, and giving gifts. :-)