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January 02, 2011

New Years Resolutions

Are New Years Resolutions really all that they are cracked up to be?  Does anyone ever really keep theirs?
I thought about what things that I got accomplished last year, took some doing but this is what I came up with
  1. Got out of my comfort zone and visited some local areas of interest
  2. Fixed one sit-down meal that both myself and DH enjoyed
  3. Visited and got to really now my neighbors
  4. Did one random act of kindness a month for a total stranger
  5. Spent quality time with the grand kids
  6. Planted, grew, harvested and ate from my own garden patch
  7. Cut down on the spending 
  8. Down-sized my areas of interest
  9. Beautified my surroundings (painted outside of my home)
  10. Teach, share and mentor others interested in learning a new photo skill
Now what ten areas do I hope to work on in the New Year?  What are my goals, areas that I resolve to see some improvement in?
  1. Get in better physical shape
  2. Eat more nutrisious meals, get rid of the junk food
  3. No more soda drinks
  4. Read more, study more, get to know my scriptures 
  5. Continue one monthly random act of kindness to a total stranger
  6. Down-size my storage areas
  7. Improve on my photography style
  8. Continue to get out of debt
  9. Work on becoming a gentler, more patient, kinder individual one that others will really want to associate with.
  10. Get involved with my extended family members, cousin reunion, get one planned.
It's just the second day of the New Year, I still have time to get plans drawn.  2011 appears from my perspective to be a very interesting one.

NOTE:  To all those that have been following and reading my blog for the past year, I thank you.  I don't know who you are but to know that I have at least a couple people that have actually dropped in and left a comment.  It means a lot to me as I find myself going several days without speaking a word to anyone.

6 comments:

Lou Belcher said...

Best of luck with those resolutions/goals. I can identify the down-size my storage areas one. That's been on my list forever.

Keep posting. I love your blog.

Lou

Reading Allowed said...

Just wanted to say hi. I always read even if I don't always comment, and I really enjoy your blog. Good luck with your resolutions this year!

Shari said...

Blessing in this New Year, friend!

I also wanted to let you know that I gave you an award. :) Cuz you are my mentor, ya know. *insert big fat cheezy smile*

GO here to see it!
http://minutestomemories-shari.blogspot.com/

Kate said...

Barb -- Seems like you accomplished quite a bit in 2010. And I can attest to the fact that you have been sharing your photography skills with others! Can't wait to continue to learn with you. (And I love the goal you have/had to do a random act of kindness to a complete stranger each month!)

Joanne said...

Oh..I love your cartoon..The Wiz is one of my fav cartoons...love the dry humor. Think I will "borrow" your last years number 4 resolution for my own this year!

victry1 said...

That cartoon was spot on! I enjoyed reading what you accomplished and hoped to accomplish. I especially liked the one where you cooked a sit down meal for you and hubby. Now, if I can get away with doing that once for the year, I'll be happy. Hehe.