It's that time of the year when everyone is talking about resolutions. I am not even going to go into my lousy track record with such things.
But it is the beginning of the year, so I, like many others, have been thinking about new beginnings, starting afresh and taking on new challenges. Rather than resolutions or goals, I've decided that I am going to have wishes. Accomplishment of wishes still requires intent (I don't count winning the lottery as one of my true wishes for the 2013, though I wouldn't complain if it actually happened) so there is still some personal activation required. However, since they are wishes, not resolutions, I think it's easier to let them go if they are hard to realize or if they are realized for a time and then wear out. Making something a wish gives me easy permission to let it go if life changes and it doesn't fit. Also, it's easy to accept when a wish doesn't come true.
So what am I wishing for to start this year?
- To post more regularly on my blog. Likely this means less crafting and more random stuff. But it's always been the writing that mattered to me, more than the content.
- To carve out a little more time for creative projects, and to find ways to include my daughter in them.
- To find an exercise regimen I can stick with. I really do love to exercise, but sometimes it gets lost in the time crunches all around me.
- To revel in my girly loves. Through my daughter I have been rediscovering my inner love of girly things long since put away when I started my scientific training. I don't work in a lab and more and noxious chemicals are not a part of my life. And really, can you ever have too much nail polish?
I've found a couple of things that I'm hoping will help me with those last two items.
I love getting new workout clothes... somehow, they always seem to help me get more motivated to keep my body moving. What could be more fun than a monthly subscription for new workout wear? I just signed up for pv.body and built my profile and I'm looking forward to those shiny pink packages!
My other favorite thing right now: my monthly Julep Maven box. After regularly buying myself little treats at Sephora, I discovered that Julep has a much better (both in terms of fun and in terms of cost-effectiveness) monthly program. Like pv.body, you go through a little profile quiz and it matches you up with one of 4 types. Once a month, you get to see the neat goodies that they think you'll like. If you like 'em, you can order. If not, you can pick from the other types, send the box to someone else or just pass for the month. Its super fun and very flexible. And I really like Julep polishes and supplies because they avoid a lot of the nasty chemicals that are in many polishes, meaning that they are Ms. Z friendly.
Happy New Year, everyone!