Do you resolve?

Hey gang!

Did you all have a good Christmas? If you don’t celebrate Christmas, did you have a good…weekend?

So, there’s only a couple of days left in 2011 and at this time of year the conversation inevitably turns towards making resolutions for new year. If I’ve learned anything about myself in these last few years of blogging, it’s that I’m not so good with the “make a declaration and stick to it” thing. This is why I don’t do challenges or buy the Zumba class package – because if I declare to the world that I am going to do XYZ, then that’s a sure-fire way to make certain that XYZ will NOT happen.

In the past when I’ve made resolutions, they were lofty:

  • Lose 40 pounds in 6 months (possible for some folks, not so much for this girl)
  • spend 30 minutes cleaning my house every day (ha!)
  • cook only healthy meals from scratch every day (note to self: Hamburger Helper is not “from scratch”)
  • and on and on and on

So I’ve decided this year to not make any resolutions. I might have a few ideas of things I’d like to change in the next 12 months, but do I RESOLVE to do anything? No. It’s just not my style – I’m more of a go-with-the-flow type girl. I do have some ideas of things I’d like to do in 2012, but I’ll save that for another post (ooooh, is that foreshadowing?!?).

How about you all? Do you make NYResolutions and if you do, do you follow through with them?

On a side note – do you celebrate New Year’s Eve? This year I have a hot date:

Krysten Sullivan Tidwell


This li’l cutie is my niece’s son and I get to babysit him on NYE. Oh we are going to have a rockin’ good time (literally…I’m probably going to rock  him to sleep)!

Be good on NYE and I’ll see ya next year!  🙂

10 thoughts on “Do you resolve?

  1. I do not resolve. I usually make one small goal each year, and if it gets done, great. If not, no biggie. (I mean, I’m serious when I say they’re small goals. For instance, 2011’s was “Get first earring-holed re-pierced in left earlobe.” It didn’t happen. But oh, well, it’s not as life-shattering as, say, not losing that weight that we all promised we would on January 1.)

    And P.S., I sure wish I could see that picture you posted of your NYE date! =)

    1. Heehee! Oh girl, you are missing out on that picture because that is one handsome little man!! (I lifted his picture off of your FB page, btw – hope that’s okay!) 🙂

      Sarah has to get her ears re-pierced too because they kept getting infected and she finally just got fed up with it. So we let the holes close and we are going to try again pretty soon.

  2. I make goals .. but I’m a person that need goals to keep myself accountable. I don’t panic if I can’t reach them all, but it’s nice to have something to work toward 🙂

  3. I use to always make the same resolution so for the past few years I’ve stopped cause I seem to set myself up for disappointments when I do. I plan on curling up on the couch and watching a movie on New Years Eve as long as the kids nap. But your plans sound great.

  4. I have to be a “go with the flow” kind of girl. It’s a prerequisite for our lifestyle. I don’t make NYR’s anymore. There are things that I want to do, but they aren’t assigned a special day. Like you, I jinx myself, especially when it comes to weight-loss resolutions.

    There is something, though, that has become a goal of mine since coming back from Hawaii: simplify my life and adopt ways to reduce anxiety (without mind-altering chemicals LOL). Real life may not be able to be a vacation, but there are ways to hold on to some of its benefits.

    Happy New Year, Miss Jill! (Hug)

  5. Hi Jill – I’m Sharon!! Don’t know why I’ve been so long getting acquainted with you because Debby refers to you so often and any friend of hers is a friend of mine!! But one of my New Year’s not-resolutions (LOL!) was to find some new BlogLand friends and no better place to start than with friends of other friends!! I look forward to catching up with your story (one of the things I always do) and I love the fact that you in Oklahoma. Travel is my passion and I don’t think I’m currently following anyone in that state. COOL! Happy New Year!

  6. Happy New Year to you & yours, Jill! Glad you & Debby got to meet in person – it was so fun to read about that, and the picture of you two is wonderful!

    I’m like you – resolutions tend to make me feel all rebellious, so I don’t make them anymore. I think the only resolution I ever remotely kept was to do my page-a-day origami calendar, and even that, there were plenty of days I missed. It was fun, though. I think that’s the key for me, to come up with some fun ideas of things to do during the year.

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