Here we are, already 3 days in to 2013. It’s hard to believe how fast time flies sometimes. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was nervously anticipating seeing B for the first time in three weeks? And now we’re closing in on 2.5 years married? Where does the time go?
There was a lot I wanted to say over the holiday season. But honestly, it wasn’t cheery or uplifting. This past holiday season was hard y’all. B worked on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. I cried way more than I wanted or expected too. I spent Christmas Lhelping a friend get a Turkish cell phone plan and eating a fast food burger in the confines of my living room for dinner. So I stayed quiet.
But here we are anyway, in a new year. I have so much to look forward to this year. We have a trip to Germany coming up in April, a Mediterranean cruise with B’s family on our third anniversary. Our third wedding anniversary. This September will bring with it the knowledge of where we’ll be moving next. So much excitement coming up and I want to be ready to take on the world every single day this year. 2012 contains way more regrets than I like and I don’t want to look back in 365 days and say the same about 2013.
Mary put up the prompts to the Day Zero Project’s 2013 resolutions. I’ve been wrestling with the idea of resolutions for awhile now. At first I wanted to do something Happiness Project-esque and focus on something different every month. But, I’m not good at the idea of waiting until November to tackle x, y, or z. So then I just made a list of everything I’d like to improve. I had twelve categories with 3-4 items in each. Talk about overwhelming. So, after I read Mary’s resolutions from the prompts, I realized this is something I would like to do myself. Except, I’m going to revisit the ideas every month and update them as necessary. Without further ado, the prompts are:
- Learn how to… [A new skill or hobby]
- Start [Develop a habit]
- Stop [Break a habit]
- Take a vacation to… [Where would you most like to vacation to?]
- Find [What are you looking for?]
- Try [One new thing you want to try]
- Be more [A personal characteristic to improve]
- Learn how to run. I can’t tell y’all how many times I’ve said I’m going to start the C25K program. It’s been way too many. I’m currently on Week 1, with just one run left to start Week 2. This is the farthest I’ve ever gotten. But, remember that Mediterranean cruise I mentioned up there? Yeah, I want to feel fabulous in skimpy bikinis for the whole week.
- Start meal planning. I have my first ever weekly meal plan sitting right beside me. In the past, we’ve planned 1-3 meals a week…and eaten out the rest. Both of us want to focus on being healthier and more financially astute by eating at home more. We’re committed to only eating out a couple of times a week at max. And that only for visiting with friends or having a date night.
- Stop biting my nails. This prompt in particular has me excited to see how many of my bad habits I can break in 2013. The one that causes me the most mental duress though, is biting my nails. I hate the way my fingers look and how I feel after. Here’s to long, pretty nails in 2013.
- Take a vacation to the Mediterranean. I cannot even begin to tell y’all how excited I am for this cruise. We’ll be going with B’s parents and his sister and I can not wait. There will hopefully be other trips in 2013 as well, but this is the one that has me the most excited. I already have a pinterest board just for the clothes I want to take with me on the cruise.
- Find peace. 2012 was a rough year for me. There’s no way around it. I am taking steps to help find a better place to take refuge. But I want to find peace in my own heart and soul this year. I am tired of waging a war against myself, constantly apologizing, and constantly thinking that this just isn’t me.
- Try weight lifting regularly. Oh, I’ve done some before. But again, it’s an off and on thing. I would like to go 3x a week, alternating with my running days and leaving 1-2 rest days a week.
- Be more out there. I have withdrawn so far in to myself that I don’t even recognize myself sometimes. I want to break this shell that I hide in and get more active. This involves me sendingg two messages a week to old friends. I also want to be more involved here on base and will start by making the time to attend spouse events.
What are you doing in 2013?