Sound Byte (maigrey) wrote,
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new year post

I thought about making a reflective post on the last year, and maybe I will, later, and maybe I won't.

All this talk about resolutions has me at odds -- I don't really feel like making a resolution that's the usual thing I won't do -- I always say I'm going to eat better, get more organized, lose weight, etc. they're fully of good intentions, but the usual deal is they get thorwn by the wayside around mid february.

But I am going to make one resolution to myself, one I believe I can keep for the next year: I'm going to be good to me in 2003. yes, it's stolen from flylady.net if I'm good to myself, and try and stop being the inflexible perfectionist that I tend towards being, all those other things will fall in line. If I don't beat myself up over every mistake, if I love myself no matter what I look like, how my house looks, and realize I'm making progress towards being a better me. I've even started a bit early: I've lost 22 lbs in the last 3 months, my sink has been shiny for one whole month, I have a wonderful if houdini-like dog, I've done well enough at work to keep moving up the ladder, and I'm following routines in the morning and afternoon that get my house cleaner and de-cluttered. if I just keep on doing that, and realize that I'm not perfect, and that if I can change how I think about things, it'll change how I feel and act.

So, that's my only resolution this year -- I'm going to be good to me. It may show itself in being more social, inviting people over more often, losing 50 lbs, becoming more whiz-bang at work, taking more pictures, writing more, finding the perfect guy, or it may not. As long as I'm being good to me, I'll be happy.
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