If you've come across my blog in the last week or two, you may have seen this post. It looks different today.
As usual, when I wrote this, I had a lot of lofty ambitions for the upcoming year and word vomited them all over my blog. In the days since doing that, I've done some thinking. Maybe I'm really tired today and the thought of getting through any of those previously plotted out 26 resolutions exhausts me terribly. Which is why I've deleted the majority of them. Or, I'm in a different place mentally and emotionally and I've decided that some things on my previously written list were real resolutions that I was resolved to do and the other things...not so much.
I have a nasty habit of deciding to do a plethora of things when I have a ton of energy and am feeling disgustingly optimistic. Only to later decide against those things because I don't have as much energy or I realize that those aren't things that I hold near and dear to my heart, much less want to do.
So, I've rewritten my New Year's resolutions. I've given some thought to them and am deciding where my heart truly is. Because of a few of the things I've marked off the list, I don't have to be resolute to complete. Because they were fun things that I'd have done anyway. Or things that are already in the forefront of my mind for completing and are merely things that need to be checked off a list.
So, here you have it. My new and much improved list of resolutions.
1. Publish The Caged Bird
2. Get a completed first draft of SOS written.
3. Take romantic/trendy/cliché pictures on the beach.
4. Re-learn how to knit.
5. Write a short story.
6. Write 365,000 words (#365kClub).
Most of all, I want to take each day as it comes. I want to worry less and enjoy life more. I want to find the beauty in walking away from things in my life that were only there for a season. I want to be courageous enough to walk a path I've never walked before to see how things are on the other side. And along the way, I hope to grow and learn and love and laugh. A lot.