Last year I wrote this piece about my resolutions for 2014. (Yes, that was a whole year ago. I know!) Thought I’d check in and see how I did…
- Eat Breakfast. — Welp. Varying degrees of success with this one. If liquids like coffee and water and the occasional caesar count then I’m all set but looks like Past K was pretty specific on that one requiring solid foods. Whoops. Back on the roster with you, breakfast.
- Cultivate Excellence. — “In my wardrobe, in my skill set, in my relationships.” While these next two babies are obviously ongoing I’d like to stop and give myself a little credit for sticking to this one. In addition to killing it in the wardrobe department, I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished in the cultivation of excellence this year. Sometimes that meant knowing when enough was enough and sometimes that meant asking for what I needed. It also meant throwing out those uncomfortable but pretty pumps that I bought in Amsterdam because my toes deserve excellence too. Let me be clear, I fucked up a lot in 2014. But I feel like I did it a little…better than before.
- Sense of Ease. — We’re still getting there with this one. But I’m closer. I’m better at accepting things without fighting if the fighting isn’t mine to do or even a possibility in the first place. And I’m coming around to the idea that being an imperfect person is actually kinda cool because it keeps things interesting. Plus when my Sense of Ease isn’t around, there’s always wine and online shopping. Wait, what?
My resolutions for 2015 are a little different. They’re more specific, and if I’m honest, probably easier to accomplish. But here’s some, in case you were wondering.
- Read more. Novels, non-fiction, biographies, nutritional information labels. Just more. And not more online. More actual books. I read plenty online already.
- Stick to your budget. Past-, Present-, and Future K all want you to. We can do this!
- Be conscious of my “wasted” time. I don’t want to lose bits and pieces of my day to television and solitaire and imgur and Thought Catalog unless I intend to. I want take back those moments.
- Give more hugs. For real. Shit’s good for you.
- Stop waiting so long to ask for help or admit that something is wrong.
- Trust my instincts. They’re solid and usually right the first time and just hush with the second-guessing already.
- Wash my car more than once a quarter. Come on, I love it when he’s clean and yet somehow I manage to avoid washing him for months at a time? We can do better than that.
- Write more. And believe it’s good more too.
- Always pet the dog.
Love you. Happy 2015.
Breakfast. Excellence. Ease.