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Middling about resolutions...

I generally don't make resolutions. Anymore, that is. When I was younger (in my 20s), I would often take the time to sit down and write out my goals and hopes for the new year. But then, by the time I got married (which didn't happen until I was 31 -- and years after I'd hoped for that), I realized that for me writing things like that down made me focus too much on what should be happening (in my opinion) rather than what was happening.

These days, I definitely still have dreams. There are things I'd love to see happen in my life -- such as getting an agent and having a publisher buy my book(s). Of course, those can't be resolutions, per se, since I have no control over either of those (beyond writing a book, that is). But they are dreams, and if either (or both) of those occurred this year, I'd be thrilled. :)

Beyond that, I'm pretty laid back, I think. If I had to choose a word for this year, it would be 'now,' a reminder that Now is all that matters and all that I should be thinking about. So I guess you could say my resolution for 2013 is to make each Now the best it can be -- and let the previous Now go as soon as it's over. :)

How about you? Do you enjoy resolutions? Do they help you focus and drive toward the goal?

Happy 2013, all :)

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beachdog
Jan. 2nd, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
I should have a goal ... a plan to visit some exotic location (like CO)... but I don't.
robinellen
Jan. 3rd, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
LOL -- CO would welcome you ;)
nenne
Jan. 3rd, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
My resolutions this year are to continue doing all that I managed to start doing last year that are worth doing and to drink more Champagne. I think those are good resolutions. :) Easy (and pleasant) to keep even.

I don't really believe in resolutions starting with a new year. All important things I have done that required a life change of one kind or another has started or happened on other dates than January 1.
robinellen
Jan. 4th, 2013 02:05 am (UTC)
Ha, I like more champagne ;)
boreal_owl
Jan. 3rd, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
Now is all that matters
Yes! I can deal with this approach!

I'm with you about resolutions. I'm tired of feeling like a failure. There only is now. If I concentrate on enjoying and maximizing my use of each moment, there is a greater chance of accomplishing my goals.

Thanks for your inspiring post, Robin!
robinellen
Jan. 4th, 2013 02:05 am (UTC)
Re: Now is all that matters
I'm glad you enjoyed it -- and yeah, I don't like feeling like I'm not measuring up, either.
shaelise
Jan. 5th, 2013 04:33 am (UTC)
I like that -- making each now the best it can be and then letting it go as soon as it's over. Very wise.
robinellen
Jan. 5th, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
Shelly!! :) Hopefully, I can stick to the wisdom, right?
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