Resolutions are dumb, sometimes. Or, at least I used to think so. At the beginning of each year we make a bunch of promises to ourselves with no plan on how we can actually accomplish them. So a few years ago I made a resolution to stop making resolutions. Well, oddly enough, 2011 was nothing but a year of resolution. I resolved one step at a time to work toward better health.
I truly had no idea the journey we would take and we owe so much, to so many, who, through our blog, Facebook and even in real life (imagine that) encouraged us and challenged us along the way. The wonderful thing is that it is a journey — 2012 is not a destination — it is a new part of the journey.
A few years ago we started simplifying our lives, last we started improving our lives, this year I want to combine the two to make a simpler, better life. So here are is my 12 Word New Year’s Resolution:
Any one of these on its own seems to be quite an undertaking, but my goal is really simpler than the words. When I am faced with a choice, how can I … Want less, need less, take less, use less, grow more or save more?
This will be a journey and I think each pair of words will ultimately earn its own blog post but for now I am satisfied in knowing what my goals are … and peeling back my life even further, like an onion to reveal something better and more satisfying than a life of ill health and over consumption.
As you ring out the old and bring in the new my wish for you is a SIMPLER, yet more PROSPEROUS year ahead than the year that has past.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!!!!!!