A friend of mine wrote on her blog at the beginning of 2012 that rather than make a New Year's Resolution, she likes to come up with a theme for the year. Like "make" or "move." I really liked this idea and thought about applying it to 2013. However, I couldn't decide on one word only, so I decided a phrase would be better for me. After thinking long and hard about it (by which I mean, occasionally thinking about it whenever it came to mind), I decided that my phrase would be "Try new things."
I have some specific new things in mind, some of which I'll share now, some I will keep to myself for now. Some ideas: try rock climbing, figure out ways to make money from blogging, maybe do a mini-triathlon (gulp), read some classics I haven't read yet, travel to knew places, and maybe even watch the Goonies for the first time.
For 2012, my New's Resolution was to learn how to French braid. I made a feeble attempt once, but it turns out I have zero interest in French braiding. It just doesn't appeal to me. I have no need for it in my life at this point.
I did do some new things though, and they really enriched and entertained me. Things like: Going to the Grand Canyon, making and selling almost 100 hula hoops, running my first 5K (and doing 3 more races after that), bicycling in the Tour de Troit, holding (but not shooting) a gun for the first time, going to the Oswald bear ranch in the U.P., camping in the U.P., and doing lots of new crafts. It was a fun year.
I am excited for 2013. I have a good feeling about it. What approach do you make to New Year's Resolutions? Do you do them? Do you keep them? Do they work for you?
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