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New Year's resolutions sure do include a lot of losing, don't you think? Lose 10 lbs. Quit smoking. Eat less junk food. Clean out old clothing and stuff collecting dust. All of them come from good intentions and hopes that accomplishing them will create a better life. Amen to that!
I've never been one for resolutions, although I wrote a list for 2005 and posted it on my wall. I was coming off the heels of a life-changing season, and at that time, I had so many things I was trying to better in my life that I figured I might as well get the cold, hard truth on paper and call them resolutions for the new year. (Note: The list worked, and I accomplished the entire list in 2005!)
For 2013, I want to gain. Life is good. Like, really good. Of course, I'd love to have more money (who doesn't?), but I feel fulfilled and satisfied by the things that really matter like health, family, marriage, independence, and education. I don't feel like I need a set of resolutions that I need to be held accountable for. These are just my goals for the year, I guess.
For 2013, I
hope to will gain:
+ A successful year toward my MBA. It may seem overwhelming at times, but I know I can do this and do it well.
+ Basic sewing skills, now that I have a second-hand sewing machine. This is a very valuable skill that I underestimated until I couldn't ask my mom to do it for me anymore.
+ Muscle. There's only one way to do that!
+ More patience in heated discussions. While dealing with a bad situation with a friend over the summer, my mom reminded me to listen carefully, because "you like to interrupt." Of course, I don't like to interrupt. I don't mean to. I'm glad she said that to me, because it made me reflect and consider I how handle certain situations.
+ Sleep. Plain and simple. I need more of it consistently, preferably 7-8 hours per night.
One far-fetched goal would be: A stamp in my passport. Hey. Dream big. Cheers to a year of gaining! If you make New Year's resolutions, what's on your list this year?