Monday, January 2, 2012

I Resolve No Resolutions

I am not a fan of resolutions.  I appreciate a fresh start as much as the next person, but 1/1 just feels a little arbitrary for making 12 months worth of sweeping goals.  Even if your goal is to sweep more often.

*Ba-DUM-BUMP*

*crickets*

Instead, at the start of each month, I'm going to write 3 goals, to be completed for that month only.  Much like I prefer a minimalistic approach to a To-Do list, I think the 3 goal-month will work for me.

For January we have:


  1. Buy, paint, and mount frames for my wall-of-states project.  I'll talk more about this as the goal moves from ideation to iteration. 
  2. Pull together Big Sis' Birthday Party.  February is just 29 days away, so I better get crackin' on this one. 
  3. Finish J's robot quilt.  All I need to do is buy the batting, so it is time to JUST DO IT already.  
Are you a resolution maker?  Do you keep them?  




1 comment:

Robyn said...

Amy, I'm totally with you on this. I feel like I'm constantly resolving to do and be better - but I love the idea of having a few goals each month than several that you expect to remember all year.

I talked to Sara today and she also had a good idea. Just pick a word like: listen, patience, balance.. etc. . The thing is to just pick one and with that focus, it can be applied to all different life experiences.

Happy New Year my friend. Looking forward to seeing your picture project.