Resolutions: To Make or Not to Make?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I'm always hesitant to make Resolutions. Somehow, it seems like setting myself up for failure if I don't stick to them or decide to blow them off by March. I prefer to use the term goals. Or maybe aspirations. But, in an effort to get my mojo back, both blogging and personal, I've been thinking of what areas in my life I'd like to see improvement. 

*I want to re-design the site. It's time for a new look. I'm thinking of moving to Wordpress unless Blogger can convince me to stay. I need to polish my media kit and finish my sponsorship and ad packages.

*Work on my writing. I want it to be better. I think of great posts when I'm in the shower, but then I sit at the keyboard and poof! Nada. Maybe I just need to keep shower crayons in the bathroom?

*Give myself a break. I pressure myself to blog on a regular basis. I don't want to spit something out just be able to say I posted. And, I know you don't want to read spit. If I have nothing to say, I need to be OK with that.

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*I want to attend at least two conferences this year. I have BlogHer on my mental vision board. Going to New York for the first time on my birthday? P.A.R.T.Y! And I think Mary might be my roommate. Watch out! 

*I'd also like to make the transition from offering advice to paid clients. As Kim told me, I need to stop giving it away for free. "Pick my brain" all you want but the invoice is in the mail.

*Continue to save money on groceries. I'm looking for freezer meal recipes and ways to use what's in our stockpile. I went shopping the last week in December and had my highest coupon savings to date: almost $56! Granted, I spent more than normal to use some of the coupons that were about to expire, but everything I bought is something we use.

*Get my house clean and organized! Our 'home office' is a total joke. I have business cards from BlogHer that still need to be organized and the garage sale pile is taking over. 

Hopefully this will be easier to stick to than in previous years. I'm definitely doing another 3 Day. I know I need to train more, train better and work something else like pilates or yoga into my routine. I had an x-ray on my ankle today so I'll know what's going on and how to proceed soon. I'm anxious to get back out there before my body forgets!

*Having my photo chosen for the calendar was a nice little confidence builder. I need to get the camera out more. There are photo worthy moments happening all around me and I'm missing them. The sunsets this week have been amazing! 

I keep the camera in a padded backpack so it will stay safe, but that's not doing me any good. I have to get over the fear that something is going to happen to it and start shooting. If I'm ever going to learn what all the buttons are for, I need to actually use it!

*Learn what all the buttons are for.

What are your aspirations for the year?


  1. Great list ... love the shower crayons!

    Winks & Smiles,

  2. I'm prepping for a move from Typepad to Wordpress. I did my research and ready to get going.

    Ack! on that ankle. Take care of dem bones!

  3. I'm with you on the resolutions, I just make goals now. And I must say, you have great goals.

    I'd also like to attend at least one conference. Blogher or Blogalicious. Blogher is during the time of the year the kids are really busy, and Blogher will be in Miami!!!

  4. Great resolutions!

    And look you're already attending one confrence. The Disney Social Media Moms is going to be a lot of fun! BlogHer will also be fun!

  5. @Wifey- Unless I can find a waterproof, voice activated recorder?

    @Yum Yucky- I'd be interested in seeing your research findings!

    @La'Tonya- Thank you. BlogHer will be tough. SAHM's don't get summer off, LOL! But, I'm optimistic.

    @Kristin- My son is SO excited! "How many more days till Disney?" "Is it February yet?"

  6. Many of your resolutions are similar to mine.

    Totallly gonna steal my kids' bath crayons!

    "Look out NYC--You've got some Mama Drama comin' your way!"


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