My New Year’s resolution last January was pretty simple: survival. Barring any unfortunate occurrences in the next 12-ish hours, I can say that I was pretty successful at that.
This year, my resolutions are more ambitious, and can be summed up as more. This year, I want to do more of the things that uplift me, that challenge me, that make me a better person. More prayer. More writing. More spending time with my husband and my kids. More reading (or at the very least, not any less reading than I’ve done this year!).
In order to accomodate these ambitions, other things are going to have to give, the prime example being mindless Internet surfing. I’m going to try to be more efficient with my housekeeping (and use child labor to help me out a bit, heh). And, oh yeah, I’m going to learn to live on a lot less sleep.
*pause for mocking laughter*
Okay, maybe not the less-sleep part.
And finally, I’m going to enjoy life. My life. Not someone’s life or the life I wish I had, but the life I have now. My life at this moment, which consists of a two-year-old “sleeping” in a makeshift “boat”, a drooling but happy baby, a four-year-old attempting a 100-piece puzzle by himself, and a charmingly messy house (complete with piles of laundry to fold).
Speaking of which, I should probably get out of my pajamas, too.
I live you with links:
JA Konrath has resolutions for writers.
PBW has more links.
See you next year!