I generally don't make resolutions for the new year, (but I really, really should.)
Seems I'm too busy trying to accomplish what needs to be done today.
- editing the Christmas photos and having prints processed for each of my family members;
- stacking firewood that my husband cut this weekend;
- mail my sister's Christmas present (that's a complicated story for another day,)
- finish reading Boardwalk Empire (a book I started about this time last year,)
- start researching what type of chicks to order in the spring, (I really want crested hens,)
- still working on losing 20 pounds (well, 15 would be great -- 20 would be a miracle.)
- de-clutter the house,
- read more books,
- see my boys more often,
- see my mom more often.
Maybe my main goal for the New Year should be to figure out why I couldn't successfully conquer all of last year's goals.
But that would likely require self-examination. Perhaps a 12-step program for procrastinators. Changing the way I think. How I live. Sounds like work. Not a big fan.
Can a person really change after attaining the mid-century mark? Or are we destined to repeat our past, year after year?
Part of me wants to say it doesn't have to be that way, but another part recognizes we as people like to follow the same, comfortable, familiar path.
But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty?
I live according to twenty-year-old habits.