I’m really not a New Year’s Resolution kind of girl. It seems like January just isn’t the best time to change your lifestyle, especially when the current wind chill is -4 degrees. So my January resolution is to leave the house as little as possible.
Actually, I recently learned about Persian New Year, called Nowruz. It is celebrated on the March Equinox, the first day of spring, usually around March 20th. Doesn’t it just make so much sense that the “new year” would start in spring? It does, it really does. Perhaps I’ll make some real resolutions then.
For now, here are some things that I’d like to accomplish during 2015.
1. Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge. We visit New York frequently and every time I say “Someday I’m going to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge” and then I never do. This year is the year.
2. Send 1 Handwritten Note Per Week. I dropped my thank you notes off at the post office yesterday so I’m still on track with this one. Woo hoo!
3. Get Back To Reading Daily. I was so good about reading every day in the first half of 2014. See Recently Read Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4 (especially if you need a book recommendation!). After Vol. 4, published in August, I read one book the rest of the year. ONE! When we moved to Philly, our bedroom didn’t have much room for bedside tables and therefore I have no reading lamp. A birthday gift, perhaps? One installed into the wall?
4. Try To Be The Kindest Version of Me. I show kindness daily – it’s a huge part of my job. I think sometimes I forget to show that same kindness and compassion to the people I’m closest to. My goal is to be more intentional with every interaction this year. To hug N more (he’s the hugger in our family) and be aware of how my words affect others.
5. Plan a non-weddingy wedding without going into debt or murdering anyone. Possibly the most difficult to accomplish.