Saturday, December 27, 2014

My 2015 Wish List

I'm going to try something different this year. I'm going to make a list of things I want to see, do or accomplish in the next 12 months, label it, and refer back to it as the year progresses. And I'm going to share this list with the entire internets, because my word for 2015 is:

:  the quality or state of being accountableespecially :  an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions.

I'm accountable at work, of course, I'm obligated to accept responsibility in all sorts of ways, all day, every day. But in my personal life, I really don't have to answer to anyone else, and I'm always cutting myself slack. 

It's one of the perks of being single and one I enjoy very much, but it's my downfall. I'm inclined to be way too easy on myself. Because I like me, I let me get away with a lot of crap.  I fall off diets and slack on vows to exercise, and somehow never get around to cleaning out my office, and as I'm only accountable to myself, I let myself slide.

Take my aforementioned vow of post-holiday detox - a prime example of how I spoil me and let me get away with shit. You will note that I had mentioned one of the things in the house that hadn't been given to my daughter's family: the remainder of the eggnog.  Another thing still in the house would be rum. Which led to consumption of a considerable amount of boozy eggnog last night. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed every drop and slept great last night, but it was hardly a step to undoing the excess of the holidays! 

But only some of the things on this list are the usual diet and exercise vows. Many of the things I'd like to do in the coming year are fun! But I've learned the hard way that if I don't put fun on my calendar, the weekend passes in a blink and no fun takes place.  So weekend trips I intend to make are on this list, along with meditation and exercise and counting calories.

I've had this blog for many years, and I've always used just this one page. I think it's time to set up a second page - my list of 2015 goals.  Keeping it in a separate place, visible on the front page, will keep it before me all year.


P.S.: The eggnog, rum, non-diet Coke, and the last of the gouda cheese left with my daughter this evening. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the 2 page system. You will definitely have a different life by the end of 2015....good for you. Mary in Cincinnati