I tend to only make resolutions that I'm pretty sure I can accomplish. Of course I always wanna resolve to lose weight, but let's be honest... who sticks to that resolution passed the first week? If it happens, yay, if it doesn't happen, boo.
So this year I am making four more realistic and do-able resolutions.
1) Be nicer to my husband. I have issues. I'm hard to live with. I don't like people. But I chose to marry my husband and really, I can't imagine a better catch. He loves me unconditionally, he loves my children like his own (well, one is his), he is a good provider, a hard worker and he would do anything for me. Sure he annoys the crap outta me a lot, but anyone that doesn't completely agree with their spouse is annoying, am I right? And although when he is grumpy it is hard for me to bite my tongue and not wanna throw him out the nearest window, I'm going to try my best to be nicer to him both to his face and behind his back.
No one tell him about this resolution- he doesn't read my blog, so don't be snitching on me!
2) Blog more and blog better. I have three blogs. This one, 365 Queries and my anonymous mental health blog. I go through phases when I feel like blogging and when I don't. Aside from reviews, which I've tried to be more selective about, I only blog if I feel I have something good to say. I don't want to force out some blah blog about some menial topic like the weather. I took a grad class last semester (I got an A, thank you very much!) that was all about writing for the web. I learned so many good tips about being an effective blogger and social media persona! Hopefully I can work on implementing these- I've been taking baby steps.
3) Play with my kids more. I have issues. "Play" is not a word that often enters my vocabulary, let alone my way of thinking. Although I love my parents and thing they did a lot of things right, I can not recall a single instance when they played with me. I'm sure they did when I was really little, but after that, I don't remember any form of interaction that involved fun having. I was fortunate to have two older brothers who would play with me, though. I can tell that when I do play with my children it means so much to them. My sons are already happy-go-lucky and affectionate, but my daughter tends to be a little more reserved with those emotions. But when I play with her, I find that she really feels happy and afterwards is very loving towards me. I like it!
4) Finish my masters. Now this is easier said than done. I'm done with the grad class portion where I have to meet my hour requirements. But I'm still waiting on someone to get on board with my capstone. I don't know if it is because I burned bridges when I withdrew from the university in 2010 and no one wants to work with me. I understand that many of the professors are legitimately busy, but nonetheless... I am hitting brick walls. In theory I could be done at the end of this semester. Is it likely? No. Unless I can find someone to direct my capstone by Jan. 14, it's a no go. Then comes summer semester... and if I still can't find anyone... fall... then spring... you get my drift. I just wanna be done with it so that my boss will quit harassing me and I can have more teaching opportunities. Plus I'd like to start on my masters in sociology as well.
Well, that about sums it up. I have a few little things here and there that I think about, like not caring so much about having shitty "friends" (there are a couple that aren't), being a better teacher, being more positive... but those are kind of lifelong ambitions.
Anyone wanna share their resolutions?
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