New Year’s Resolutions

I can’t believe it’s already the end of 2005. Holy crap!! Where did the year go?? Seriously, it seems like it completely flew by and I expect time will fly by faster and faster the older I get. How does it work that way?!

Anyway, I hadn’t given much thought to New Year’s resolutions until stumbling upon the Milk Sucks site earlier today. It was then that I felt motivated to come up with a small list of resolutions.

Without further ado, here are my resolutions for 2006:
* Become more aware about the food and drinks I ingest and feed to my family. – to include researching vegetarianism and veganism (good site here) and learning about the impact of current farming and food production in this country on the animals and environment so that I can make informed dietary decisions
* Research voluntary simplicity
* Take a photography course and LEARN, LEARN, LEARN
* Continue portfolio building and practicing for my photography business
* Be mindful that all of my words and actions have consequences
* Focus on healing and acceptance (with regard to being an adult child of an alcoholic) – to include reading some of Claudia Black‘s books on the subject

Now that I’ve typed them out, I don’t know if they are resolutions so much as they are goals. That’s cool with me though. I needed to set some goals for myself. πŸ™‚

As for our plans for New Year’s Eve, we’re going to some friends’ house for a potluck and games with them and another couple. Since we all have little ones, we won’t be out ’til midnight, but it should be a good time. πŸ™‚

Happy New Year everybody! Hope you all have a safe and fun day and night! πŸ™‚

11 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. I’m a major advocate of voluntary simplicity and you can see the major website here: The Simple Living Network:
    Start with the Beginners link and that will take you through the website thoroughly. Then come on over to the discussion forums, where I spend a lot of my time when not blogging.

    Great decision about your eating habits. I’ve been vegetarian before, but now I’m married to a man who must have it for nearly every meal. Not a humungous amout — Thai food uses it in moderate amounts, but meat nonetheless. I’ve talked DH into accepting a few vegetarian meals per week, and he’s game, so at least we have that healthy comopromise. And we’ve never been milk drinkers, but I buy it to make homemade yogurt and we use half and half for our coffee.

  2. Hi Amy!! Happy New Year to you and the gang!! You have lots to look forward to! Earlier this year I actually finished “It Will Never Happen To Me”, one of Claudia Black’s books. I SOOOOO understand now, HOW and WHY our little close knit ‘family’ acts the way they do. You will definitely see yourself in it, too. I highly recommend it! Kiss that little munchkin for ALL of us here!!!! Happy 2006 to ALL of you!!

  3. Nelly – Thanks. Hope you have a great time out tonight.

    Amy – Thanks for the link. It’s actually from your blog that Jody came across voluntary simplicity and then told me about it. I will check that out. I don’t really need another msg board though – I have too many as it is – but I’d love to read more about it all. πŸ™‚

    Miriam – “Knowledge is power” – that’s one of my mantras. πŸ™‚ Thanks for your support.

    Cath – Thank you. Same to you! πŸ™‚

    xstitch – Thanks so much for sharing that with me, Aunt Nancy. “It will never happen to me” is one of the books I plan on getting. Carrie recommended Claudia Black’s books to me, so I’m excited to start reading them. I think it will do me a LOT of good to help me understand why things are the way they are and why people act the way they do. πŸ™‚ Happy New Year. πŸ™‚

  4. I hope u meet ur goals…. i really admire pplwho have teh guts to make resolutions and follow them till the end. Unfortuanetle, i alwez manage to lose the sight of my goals somewhere along teh way!!

  5. 4th Time – Thanks for visiting my blog and for your support. πŸ™‚

    R2Ks – Thanks, I appreciate it. I don’t agree with setting resolutions that are impossible to obtain. I think mine are quite realistic. πŸ™‚

    Blog writer – Thank you. I am hoping by having these on my blog it will help me be more accountable for following through.

    Rowan – I’m so glad I inspired you. That means a lot to me. πŸ™‚

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