I know I’m a month late here. Call me your average procrastinator =) But I’ve been thinking about new years resolutions for a while now.
I didn’t make any.
For some reason that sentence feels like I’m sitting in a confessional booth and a priest is on the other side. But, it’s true, I didn’t make any. Did you?
I guess it’s because I know that I’m not going to follow through. I can’t think of a single thing that I started for my own benefit that I finished. Well, maybe journaling. I’m a pretty decent journaler. I’ve journaled for years. Other than that though, nothing comes to mind. I can think of a lot of other stuff that I’ve started though. Here I’ll show you.
And finally, my scrapbooking baskets. I blame this corner on Brad. He kept hinting that he wanted me to make one. So I did. Kinda. I’m on the second page. I’ve been “working” on it since we came back from our honeymoon.
(please disregard the state of disaster my bookshelf is in)
Those pictures are just from my living room! Can you imagine what the rest of my life looks like? My back yard? Where’s the garden? Oh, I stopped taking care of it 2 months in. Although, I don’t take responsibility for that. I was pregnant. It was Florida. I hate sweating. All that equals no gardening. =) I could go on and on with the list of things I’ve started for my own pleasure that I never finish.
What’s my point? My point is that this blog is for my own pleasure. Sure, I know people enjoy reading it. And I LOVE that! But honestly, I’m writing so that I become a good writer. So that I can gain the courage I need to one day be a writer. To write a book.
I would love to write a book. One day.
But here’s the trap that always gets me. It’s a solitary activity. That’s the issue with all of the above photos. I have to do them on my own. Granted, I can sit in the room with Brad and work on the scrapbook while he does something else (watches TV)….but it’s not with him. Not really. And so I don’t.
So here’s my “not so new years” resolution. I’m going to blog 5 times a week. I can not promise what the content will be….it might, honestly, be about dust mites….but it will be something. Ok, so I probably won’t write about dust mites b/c, let’s be honest, I don’t dust….but if I did blog about dust mites I would at least try to make it funny.
Here’s what I need from you:
2) accountability….if you notice I haven’t posted in a few days, get on me!
3) If you feel like it, and only if you feel like it, leave a comment. Let me know you’re here.
then maybe it won’t feel like such a solitary activity.
4) somebody to keep Brad occupied while I blog. JUST KIDDING!!!!
I have a few more “resolutions” I’m tossing around in my head. But I’m going to do this for a month, and then, if I feel like I can add more, I’ll let you know what the next one is. Ooooohhhh!!!! Maybe I’ll add one at the beginning of every month?!?!?! That would be exciting. HHHHmmmm….I’ll have to think about that.